The Wyandotte County Historical Museum works to bring programs to the public that are educational and interesting!

Upcoming 2014 Programs

May 9, 6:30 p.m.: Cemetery Bus Tour

Sunday, June 22 : Quarterly Program

Friday, Sept 5 at 6pm:  Bracero Opening reception

Sunday, Sept 14 : Quarterly Program

Friday, Sept 26 at 6:30pm: Movie night at the Museum : Border Incident (1949, MGM)

Saturday, Oct 18 2pm-5pm : Halloween History Howl

Friday, Oct 24 at 7pm: Haunted WyCo History Bus Tour, advanced reservations required

Friday, Oct 25 at 7pm : Haunted WyCo History Bus Tour, advanced reservations required

Sunday , November 23 : Quarterly Program

 2013 Programs

April 3; 8am-noon: WyCo Businesses BUS TOUR

April 21; 2pm: Opening Event for Code Talkers

May 31; 6:30pm: Movie & Popcorn night (Windtalkers)

September 14; 10am-4pm: County Museum Crawl

September 15; 2pm: Historical Society Quarterly Program on KKK in WyCo

September 25; 8am-noon: Cemetery BUS TOUR

October 25; 6:30-9:30pm: Haunted WyCo BUS TOUR

*Bus Tours require advanced reservations

PAST PROGRAMS

TOMBSTONES IN HISTORY: Bus tour of Wyandotte County Cemeteries

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Time: Bus LEAVES at 8am and returns at Noon for lunch provided by the museum.

Tickets: $35 per person for a guided bus tour and lunch

Wyandotte County Museum CRAWL

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 2pm-6pm

This ticketed event will grant visitors access to EIGHT local museums/sites. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased NOW at any of the participating sites.

For more information, open this PDF: Museum Crawl flyer

Wyandotte County WAR MEMORIALS BUS TOUR

November 9, 2012

Time: Bus leaves at 8:15 from the Salvation Army Harbor Lights (6723 State Avenue) and returns at 11:30 for a lunch at the Salvation Army.

At Noon, the Wyandotte County Veteran’s Day Commemoration Celebration Program begins, sponsored by the KCK Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets, $10 a person,  can be purchased at the Kansas City Kansas Convention and Vistors Bureau, Wyandotte County HIstorical Museum or the Wyandotte County Parks & Recreation office.  Please call 913-321-5800 for more information.

Historic Sites of Wyandotte county Bus Tour

 September 12, 2011

Leaves the Wyandotte County Historical Museum at 8 a.m. and Arrives Back at Museum by 12:30 p.m.

 Sponsored by: Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum

 This half-day tour of old Wyandotte County features sites along Kaw Point, Downtown Kansas City, Kansas and the old White Church area

Visit:

  • Huron Cemetery
  • Kaw Point
  • Old Quindaro
  • Parkview
  • Hovey House and much more!

Cost: $25 per person (Lunch included!)

Make checks payable to the Wyandotte County Historical Society & Museum.

Mail to 631 N. 126th, Bonner Springs, KS attn: Bill Gregg

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Ghostly History of Wyandotte County!

From local cemeteries to abandoned fire stations, come and discover the stories behind the haunting of many well-known locations in Wyandotte County.  Event will be held at the museum and tickets are $15.  If you want to attend both classes, the cost is $25 for two!

When: October 29, from 6pm to 7:30 pm

To purchase tickets, please call 573-5002.

8:00 pm – Tricks of the trade of paranormal investigating! Class is presented by Kansas City’s P.E.D.R.O. team.

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Genealogy 101: Explore Your Family Tree

Learn about the variety of Wyandotte County Historical Museum resources – including census records, city directories, old newspapers, government records, obituaries, cemetery records and marriage certificates – available to help you research your family’s history. Bennett Green and Trish Schurkamp, knowledgeable genealogist and trained archivist, lead this class at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum and Trowbridge Research Library, located at 631 N. 126th Bonner Springs, KS. Time will be set aside in the afternoon for hands-on research.

Class size is limited.

Call (913) 573-5002 for reservations

The Wyandotte County Historical Museum will utilize collection resources and expertise to provide families with assistance in genealogical research. The workshop offers to build family histories.

When: WINTER DATE TBA

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Wyandotte County Historical Museum

631 N. 126th Bonner Springs KS

Fee: $50 per person (Lunch included)

Checks need to be made out to the Wyandotte County Historical Society & Museum Research Program. Mail to Wyandotte County Historical Museum 631 N. 126th Bonner Springs, KS 66012. For more information contact Trish Schurkamp or Bennett Green at (913) 573-5002

Bus Tour of Lost Communities

Join the Wyandotte County Historical Society & Museum for a fun-filled educational bus tour of the lost communities of Western Wyandotte County. Tour guide, Bill Gregg, will take you to places long forgotten and re-introduce to the communities and the people that made Wyandotte County.

Date: Friday, October 8

Time: Leaving Wyandotte County Historical Museum at 8:30 a.m.   Returning at 12:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $25 per person (Lunch included)

Send registration fee to the Wyandotte County Historical Society & Museum Tour, 631 N. 126th, Bonner Springs, KS 66012.  For more information contact Trish Schurkamp at (913) 573-5002.

The bus tour in June SOLD OUT, so we are offering a second tour on a first come (pay) first serve basis.  This tour will be completely different from the first, so even if you attended the first, it would be educational and fun to attend again!

Bus Tour of Lost Communities

Join the Wyandotte County Historical Society & Museum for a fun-filled educational bus tour of the lost communities of Wyandotte County. Tour guide, Bill Gregg, will take you to places long forgotten and re-introduce to the communities and the people that made Wyandotte County.

Date: June 14, 2010

Time: Leaving Wyandotte County Historical Museum at 8:30 a.m.   Returning at 12:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $25 per person (Lunch included)

Send registration fee to the Wyandotte County Historical Society & Museum Tour, 631 N. 126th, Bonner Springs, KS 66012.  For more information contact Trish Schurkamp at (913) 573-5002.

Saturday, October 31  Antiques Extravaganza

Location: George Meyn Community Center, Wyandotte County Park, directly east of the Wy Co Museum.

Antiques Extravaganza is a new event for the Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum that provides an opportunity to have that what’s-a-mah-gig that grandma left and you want to know what it is by antique appraisal experts. Local dealers will be on hand to help visitors with “what’s hot and what’s not” at the Antiques Extravaganza.

The event will be held Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This event will be held at the George Meyn Community Center, 126th and State Avenue, in the Wyandotte County Park in Bonner Springs, Kansas. There will be a fee charged for accessing antiques, as well as for individuals and business wanting booth space.

You can pre-register for participation in the Appraisal Fair.  You can come to the museum and get a form or call and we can mail one to you.

  • 1-2 items: $10 each
  • 3 items: $25

Prices at the door, the day of the event, are as follows:

  • 1-2 items: $20 each
  • 3 items: $40

Please note that only check or cash are accepted for this event.

VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION

Wyandotte County War Memorials Bus Tour

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ; sponsored by the KCKS-WyCo Convention & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the Wyandotte County Museum.

Cost: $10 pre-registered, $15 at the door, although only 50 seats are available so pre-registration is encouraged.  Contact kerry at 9130321-5800 or kerry@visitthedot.com for additional information or to order tickets.

  • 8:30 a.m. Meet at National Guard Armory, 19th & Ridge, KCK
  • 11:40 a.m. Return to National Guard Armory

Sunday, January 18th at 2 p.m.: WYANDOTTE COUNTY’S 150TH BIRTHDAY PARTY.  Guest speakers will tell of the birth of Wyandotte County and its people. A reception complete with cake and ice cream will follow.

Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m.: HISTORY OF THE LEAVENWORTH PENITENTIARY.  Ken Lamaster, will speak on the history of the Leavenworth Pen as he weaves stories of infamous criminals including Tom Prendergast and the Birdman of Alcatraz and many others. In conjunction with our current exhibition, “Mugged: A Rogue’s Gallery.”

Sat/Sun, June 6 & 7, 1859 CHAUTAUQUA

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Wyandotte County. Join us for a two day celebration featuring music, food, first-person reenactors and more! Link the link above, 150th Birthday of  WyCo to find out more information.

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