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In the Know: Memorializing the Fallen
More than 80,000 Americans made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I. In preparation for Memorial Day, join author Scott Schoner as he discusses the memorialization that occurred during and after WWI, the construction and maintenance of overseas milit...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Sat 5/26/18 at 1pm-2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Using Historic Maps for Genealogy
The next general meeting of the Johnson County Genealogical Society will be May 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Johnson County Central Resource Library at 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212. Pam Miller will be our presenter, and the topic will be "Usi...
Johnson County Library - Central Resource Library
Overland Park, KS

Sat 5/26/18 at 10am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, Talks/Lectures
Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas
Meet KS Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas--poet, jazz musician, Emporia State University professor, and author of the 2010 Kansas Notable Book, Lisa's Flying Electric Piano.
Bonner Springs City Library
Bonner Springs, KS

Thu 5/31/18 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
Jennifer Pharr Davis Presentation and Urban Hike
In celebration of National Trails Day, Missouri State Parks and Missouri Department of Conservation will host athlete, author, speaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. Free and open to the public. Presentation at 10:30 a...
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Kansas City, MO

Sat 6/2/18 at 10am-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Modern Music, Historical Inspiration
Inspired by the story of the Unknown Soldier of WWI, a new choral commission pays tribute to all who served. Join composer Timothy C. Takach, co-librettists Pat Daneman and Rob Hill, along with historian Dr. Jason Crouthamel, in a discussion of the creativ...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Wed 6/6/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Adrian Zink
Author Adrian Zink will read from and sign his book, Hidden History of Kansas.
Alden-Harrington Family Event Center
Bonner Springs, KS

Thu 6/14/18 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Midwest Genealogy Center Presents: Celebrity Ghosts - A Field Trip of Reported Hauntings
For many celebrities and politicians, death doesn’t end their time in the spotlight. Join paranormal researcher and investigator Becky Ray as she discusses why we continue looking for celebrities after they die as well as some "haunts" of history’s notable...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Thu 6/14/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
In the Know: African Americans in Times of War
Many African Americans saw the war as an opportunity to redefine their U.S. citizenship and improve social, political and economic conditions. Join U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Bernard Harris for a discussion on African American officers’ training c...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Sun 6/24/18 at 2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
AEF Enters the Fray
The U.S. Armed Forces played pivotal roles in some of 1918’s major conflicts. One hundred years later, join award-winning historian and Lt. Colonel (ret.) Shawn Faulkner of the Command and General Staff College for a discussion of how pivotal engagements, ...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Tue 6/26/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Voices on the Western Front
Created by Grammy and Emmy winner Bryan Pinkall, this mesmerizing concert expresses the story of English composer George Butterworth, Olympic gold medalist Frederick Kelly and French composer, Alberic Magnard in a musical immersion of the three men’s lives...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Thu 6/28/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Researching Your WWII Veteran
Piece together your WWII veteran's military experience using web resources, Library resources, and outside sources. Learn what records still exist and how to locate them.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Thu 7/5/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Midwest Genealogy Center Presents: The Two Charleys
The 1950 assassinations of Kansas City mobsters Charlie Binaggio and Charlie Gargotta helped usher in the famed Kefauver Committee’s investigation of organized crime in the United States. Join author and filmmaker Terence O’Malley for a look at the crimina...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Thu 7/19/18 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Tracing Your Immigrant Origins
The hometowns your immigrant ancestors came from in the old country often appear in the records found in their new country. Learn the steps to tracing your immigrant’s origin through records. This is a beginning level class for adults.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Wed 7/25/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
    

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