Voices in Bronze and Stone: Kansas City’s World War I Monuments & Memorials - James J. Heiman, Educator and Author
October 14, 2014
07:00 pmAuthor and professor, Dr. James J. Heiman will provide us with a first-hand account of Kansas City’s experience of World War I – from eye-witness reports on the home front to the stirring stories of heroism on the battlefield. Through his descriptions and information about the 19 different World War I memorials built in the late 1910s and 1920s throughout Kansas City, he will give voice to the men and women who built and dedicated the monuments and the 440 men and one woman whose stories the monuments commemorate. Copies of Voices in Bronze and Stone: Kansas City’s World War I Monuments and Memorials will be available for sale and autographs.Historical Hauntings
October 25, 2014
06:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Shawnee Town's Historical Hauntings is a real scream for Halloween fans. Slither by on Saturday, October 25th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Come to the grounds of Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th, three blocks west of Nieman Road where all activities are free with a $1 suggested donation to benefit Shawnee Town 1929 and open to the public. The Optimist Club of Shawnee-Mission will be selling snacks at the “Ghoul Café” and there will be trick-or-treating, tractor drawn hayrides, Farmstead tours, an eyeball candy counting contest, opportunities for Halloween photos and costume contests with five separate categories and awesome prizes! Call Shawnee Town 1929, (913) 248-2360 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Christmas Around Town
December 6, 2014
05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Decorate the first page of your 2014 Christmas scrapbook with souvenirs and memories-galore of the City of Shawnee’s annual Christmas Around Town party. Commencing at 4:30 p.m., there will be entertainment at City Hall (11110 Johnson Drive) and open houses at downtown businesses. Santa Claus will arrive around 5:15 p.m. to help Mayor Jeff Meyers light the City’s Christmas tree and present a check to the recipients of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. Then Santa will ride to the museum (11600 Johnson Drive) where all sorts of exciting activities await!
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5:45 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. while Wonderscope entertains with holiday activities. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sing along with the carolers, have your face painted with candy canes, take home a balloon from our balloon artists, and visit live reindeer! And this year for the very first time at Christmas, have a guided tour of our newly-opened 1920s farmhouse decorated for the season with real German tinsel and 1920s ornaments on the tree. Take the chill off the evening with hot apple cider and cookies. Where else would you possibly want to be this holiday? Your scrapbook will be bursting at the seams with memories! Call Shawnee Town 1929, (913) 248-2360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!