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Tuesday, June 23 2015

Children can dress up in period costumes, play marble games, sit on an old fashioned school desk and get a taste of what going to school in the mid-1800s was like and find out what kind of chores Jesse and his siblings would have likely done on the farm.

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Tuesday, June 23 2015

Four authors of western novels will visit farm, tell exciting tales of the old west and transport readers back to the days of the wild frontier when times were rowdy and justice was swift. 

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Tuesday, June 23 2015

The dig, at the Remington Nature Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, gives participants to experience the proper way to excavate a site and learn what to look for and what the items found were used for.  All discoveries may be kept by the finder.

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Monday, June 22 2015

Feature stories include: Insect Safari, Learning about Largemouth Bass, Campfire Cooks of the MDC.  Plus, letters from readers and news from the Conservation Department.



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Monday, June 22 2015

The plan targets residents in underserved areas who now lack home access to the Internet, allowing them to utilize free Wi-Fi hotspots for one year. The pilot program will serve students attending two Kansas City public schools, East High School and Faxon Elementary School, and their parents, guardians, or caregivers, offering training in addition to the wireless connections.

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Monday, June 22 2015

With your help, we have been protecting and preserving Missouri's natural and cultural resources including our air, land and water for more than 40 years. Help us capture Missouri's outstanding natural resources by submitting your photos.

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Monday, June 22 2015

The new exhibit will open in 2016 chronicling the 1993 flood in the St. Joseph area, and include a review of the flood in 1952 that covered much of Lake Contrary Amusement Park. 

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Sunday, June 21 2015

The idea for Father's Day is attributed to Sonora Dodd, who was raised by her father after her mother's death during childbirth. While listening to a sermon at church on Mother's Day, she thought about all her father had done for her and her siblings and decided fathers should have a day, too.

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Thursday, June 18 2015

The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives’ ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials. The exhibit will open its limited national tour at the National Archives at Kansas City in partnership with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education.

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Tuesday, June 16 2015

The Garrison School Cultural Center will hold a Juneteenth celebration on June 20, and the Clay County Historical Museum will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on June 27. The public is invited to both events.

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Tuesday, June 16 2015

A British exhibit includes little known government papers from the British Cabinet in 1941 proposing to give one of the original 1215 Magna Carta documents to the USA in return for their support in World War Two. The papers, on loan to the Library from The National Archives and on display for the first time, are annotated by Winston Churchill and describe the suggested gift of Magna Carta as ‘the only really adequate gesture which it is in our power to make in return for the means to preserve our country’ – an example of the charter’s enormous influence.

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Thursday, June 11 2015

The display of artwork will illustrate the huge influence Thomas Hart Benton had over his students and other colleagues.  Cori Sherman North will curate the exhibition that will include paintings, drawings, and prints.

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Wednesday, June 10 2015

Class members from various classes have made temporary loans and donations of memorabilia that will be displayed this summer along with items from the Museum's collection.

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Monday, June 08 2015

The theme will be played out through a program of varied and interesting talks; guest speakers including Bud Clark and Gerard Baker; tours to Fort Osage, Lewis and Clark Point, and St Joseph, MO; and a BBQ dinner at Kaw Point - to name only a few of the highlights.

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