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Monday, March 30 2020

The National WWI Museum and Memorial has shifted its programming and engagement/learning opportunities to the digital realm so that people can continue to understand the enduring impact of the Great War. The Museum remains closed through April 24.

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Thursday, March 26 2020

MDC is temporarily waiving permit requirements for sport fishing and daily trout-tag requirements for Missouri residents and nonresidents whose fishing privileges are not otherwise suspended. The waiver of fishing permits runs from Friday, March 27, through April 15.

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Saturday, March 07 2020

A biopic on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from her life as a student to her work on the Moritz v. Commissioner case challenging the Internal Revenue Code with regard to tax deductions that benefitted women, and not men.

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Wednesday, March 04 2020

A ceremony commemorating National Vietnam Veterans Day, programs on the relationship between gender roles based on American men’s magazines, and events surrounding the Smithsonian’s Patriot Nations exhibition about Native Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces are among the March offerings at the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

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Monday, March 02 2020

NFTM has announced a special event calendar for March in celebration of its 30th anniversary. These events in March celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the National Frontier Trails Museum located near the historic Independence Square.

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Tuesday, February 11 2020

Brian Lanker’s much-anticipated exhibit, I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America, will open at Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum on Friday, Feb. 14. There will be a reception from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. that is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, February 11 2020

The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. has opened its newest traveling exhibit BOOM! The Rise & Fall of Black Business Districts in the East Hills Mall.

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Monday, February 10 2020

Programs on the Siberian Expedition, a film screening of a French dramedy on life in Post-WWI France, and race relations among soldiers fighting in Vietnam highlight February events at the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

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Monday, February 10 2020

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site and the Missouri Humanities Council are co-hosting the Show Me: Missouri Speaker's Bureau event, "Buffalo Soldiers: From Slave to Soldier," at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25. at the historic site visitor center.

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Sunday, February 09 2020

The Mid-America Arts Alliance will present Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories on March 6 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at 2018 Baltimore during the monthly First Friday celebration in the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City. 

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Thursday, February 06 2020

Two posters featuring incredible photographs of the hundreds of thousands of fans celebrating the rally culminating the 2020 Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl title are now available with the proceeds benefitting America's official WWI Museum and Memorial.

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Thursday, January 30 2020

The exhibit will feature approximately 55 photographs Parks took of Ali while on assignment for Life magazine. In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum has recently acquired approximately 13 works, including selections from the American Champion portfolio, which will be on view.
 

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Thursday, January 30 2020

The Missouri Humanities Council grant will allow the museum to provide transportation for area classes to visit the Black Archives Museum on field trips and to provide educational materials for area elementary libraries.

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Sunday, January 26 2020

The quarter plate daguerreotype, believed to be the earliest known image of African American slaves with cotton, was likely taken some time during the 1850s and is believed to depict the rural Greene County, Georgia plantation of Samuel T. Gentry.

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Sunday, January 26 2020

A pair of pictographs that traveled a circuitous route have found their way back home to the Saint Joseph Museums and will be on view to the public in January. The pictographs were part of a group of 17 works lent by the Saint Joseph Museums to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for an exhibition in 1961. The works were returned in 1962, but the two pictographs remained in the care of the Nelson-Atkins until recently.

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