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Movie: Joyeux Noel, Dec. 23

Be a part of the National WWI Museum’s annual holiday tradition with a special showing of Joyeux Noël (2005), the dramatic true story of the spontaneous 1914 Christmas Truce along the Western Front. Free to the public.

Sunday, December 23, 2:00 p.m.

Find event information on the Museum website.

Consider this for Freedom’s Heroes (movie is rated PG-13).

Father Christmas at the Alexander Majors House, Dec. 15

Enjoy a historic holiday with your children and grandchildren at The Alexander Majors HouseEach child will have the opportunity to participate in traditional Christmas activities, listen to stories, hear music, and meet Father Christmas.

$8.00 per child which includes a photo with Father Christmas.
Free for adults and children 2 and under.

Advance reservations are not necessary. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Like many of the historic-Christmas events at this time of year, this should help with Our Heritage and/or Living In The USA.

TubaChristmas Concert, Dec. 13

TubaChristmas 2012 in Kansas City will be hosted for the fifth year by The Kansas City Symphony. This event is one of 240 TubaChristmas concerts presented around the United States in tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day 1902. The TubaChristmas ensemble (over 300 students, professionals, and area tuba enthusiasts) will perform traditional Christmas carols and songs.

Family, friends and the general public are encouraged to attend the FREE lunch hour concert to listen to the sounds of the season, tuba-style! Reservations are required.

Thursday, December 13 at noon
Helzberg Hall, Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts

All area tuba and euphonium players are invited to join in the festivities.

This should satisfy Music Appreciation #18.


Candlelight at the John Wornall House, Dec. 7 and 8

https://i1.wp.com/wornallhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/DSCN3299a-200x149.jpgCandlelight is a beloved tradition at The Wornall House. This year, you will experience a unique Christmas story from the Victorian period told in each room of the home. There will also be music, singing, and open hearth baking. The interactive tours will start in the carriage house with refreshments and entertainment. Tours enter the house every 15 minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes.

Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8.

$8 for adults
$5 for seniors and kids ages 6-12
Free for children 5 and under

Advance reservations are recommended. To register and pay online, click here or call 816.444.1858.

Depending on the exact content of the tour, this might be good for Our Heritage or Living In The USA.

Fort Scott Candlelight Tour, Dec. 7 and 8

Candle Lantern

Some historians have called the Civil War “the Second American Revolution.” Certainly the war brought great change and societal upheaval to the United States. By late 1862, the war was being fought not only to preserve the Union but also to abolish slavery. The composition of the military at Fort Scott grew increasingly diverse as African Americans and American Indians joined the Army. Women took on more leadership roles as the men were fighting and in some cases, dying in the war.

This year’s candlelight tour at Fort Scott National Historic Site will focus on the challenges and societal changes that Fort Scott’s citizens faced in 1862 as the war intensified in the region. Five scenes will focus on regional conflicts, the recruitment of diverse troops, and women’s roles at Fort Scott. The tour will conclude with refreshments and musical entertainment in the site’s Grand Hall.

During the candlelight tour, over 700 candle lanterns illuminate the site and over 100 reenactors bring the fort to life. This year’s tour will be offered December 7 and 8, 2012. Tours on December 7 will begin at 6:30 p.m. and go every 15 minutes until 9:00 p.m. On Saturday, December 8, the tours will run from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Reservations are required and advanced purchase is recommended to get your choice of tour times. Visitors may pick up tickets at the site’s visitor center or reserve them by calling (620) 223-0310. Tickets are $8.00 for adults; children five and under are free.

This could be a good opportunity to touch on Our Heritage or Freedom’s Heroes.