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Content for the following posts is provided by museums, history organizations, and historic sites in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. It is not edited, nor is the information verified by WindingRiver.com prior to publication. Please use the contact information in each article for additional information.

Sunday, August 11 2019

Summer may be moving toward autumn, but there’s still time to go fishing and learn about the outdoors. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer several free Discover Nature—programs over the next month.

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Thursday, August 08 2019

Extraordinarily Extraordinary St. Joseph Leaders, whose guidance, generosity, and vision helped to shape the city, is the theme of the 2019 "Voices of the Past" interpretive tours at Mount Mora Cemetery in St. Joseph, Misouri, October 17 and 18. (Advance ticket purchase required.)

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Saturday, August 03 2019

The artworks represent some of the finest works in the Mulvane’s collection, however, they need cleaning, framing and other conservation in order to preserve them for posterity. As part of the exhibit, a fine art conservator assessed each of the works to determine the exact services needed.

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Thursday, August 01 2019

A weekend event featuring the Living History Volunteer Corps and living historians presenting real WWI artifacts for visitors to inspect, a panel discussion on challenges faced by returning soldiers from war and a presentation on the race riots of the “Red Summer” of 1919 are among the August offerings at the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

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Monday, July 29 2019

Rudolf Friedrich Kurz was a Swiss artist who traveled to St. Joseph in 1848 and remained in the area during the Gold Rush years until 1851 documenting the native peoples and early founders of St.  Joseph including the city founder, Joseph Robidoux.

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Monday, July 29 2019

The all-new 25,000 square feet of museum exhibit space at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is now open. The most recent innovations in technological components and interactives are guaranteed to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles.

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Wednesday, July 17 2019

Sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, the three-day gathering provides women age 18 and older with a fun and supportive environment where they can learn about activities such as geocaching, archery, dutch oven cooking, firearms shooting, fly fishing and more.

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Saturday, July 06 2019

Between 1934 and 1943, the US Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Arts commissioned over 1,600 murals and sculptures for post offices across the country -- Kansas is home to 29 of these artworks. Humanities Kansas is supporting efforts to document these Kansas artworks.

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Friday, July 05 2019

Costumed interpretive staff present life in rural Missouri in the 1870s with demonstrations focusing on the way people lived and played in the 19th century.

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Tuesday, June 18 2019

Beginning July 1 the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City, will be open every Saturday but closed on Mondays.  The new hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and the center will be open until 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

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Thursday, June 13 2019

The Mansion, owned by the City of St. Joseph and operated by the St. Joseph Museums, is located in the heart of the Museum Hill Historic District and serves as a community anchor and Museum site.

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Sunday, May 19 2019

Hybrid striped bass, a cross between white bass and striped bass, stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at some northwest Missouri lakes are reaching a catch-and-keep size if an angler can reel them in, as they are one of the strongest fish swimming in Missouri waters.

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Wednesday, April 24 2019

As we begin to head outdoors during the long-awaited spring season, we may encounter a variety of newborn animals such as birds, rabbits and fawns. Though the young wildlife can pull on the heartstrings, and oftentimes appears to be abandoned, that’s usually not the case.

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Friday, March 29 2019

The public is invited to share comments about the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site at an informational meeting on Sunday, April 14 at the THB Home Visitor Center.

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Thursday, February 28 2019

The Fisheries Division staff at the Kansas Department Wildlife, Parks have announced that the 2019 Kansas Fishing Atlas and the 2019 Kansas Fishing Forecast are now available.

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