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The American Home and the Model A - Sheryl Winkinhofer, Northwest Missouri Model A Ford Club
September 9, 2014

07:00 pm


The American Home and the Model A - Sheryl Winkinhofer, Northwest Missouri Model A Ford ClubUsing popular publications and advertisements along with other historical data of the times, Sheryl Winkinhofer has researched what the American home looked like from the late 20’s to the early 30’s at the zenith of the Model A. She will explore the many options available to the “modern” home owner. Be prepared for a few surprises along the way! We are fortunate once again to have the Northwest Missouri Model A Ford Club with us who will bring their cars to the event. Come and win a free ride in one of these beautifully restored vehicles!


Shawnee Town Craft Fair
September 20, 2014

09:00 am to 04:00 pm


Shawnee Town Craft Fair

Shoppers can browse through close to 100 craft booths featuring the handmade creations of jewelers, weavers, chefs, woodworkers, and other artisans at Shawnee Town 1929’s 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, September 20th between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We will have several food booths on hand to meet the needs of your taste buds! Admission is $1.00 at the gate, and all proceeds benefit the Shawnee Town 1929 Museum’s interpretive and educational programs. Don’t miss out! This is a must for all craft lovers! For more information call (913) 248-2360 or email rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org.


Voices in Bronze and Stone: Kansas City’s World War I Monuments & Memorials - James J. Heiman, Educator and Author
October 14, 2014

07:00 pm


Voices in Bronze and Stone: Kansas City’s World War I Monuments & Memorials - James J. Heiman, Educator and AuthorAuthor 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


Historical Hauntings

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 rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org for more information.


Christmas Around Town
December 6, 2014

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm


Christmas Around Town

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, listen to the sounds of the dulcimer, acoustic guitar and fiddle, 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 rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org for more information!