Wornall Majors House Museums

Events

Apr
16
Thu
Victorians Uncovered – Deadly Remedies: Toxic & Harmful Victorian Medical Practices @ Alexander Majors Barn
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Event two in our three part educational happy hour series featuring the surprising lives of Victorians and little-known secrets of Victorian society.

When it came to Victorian medical treatment, many remedies were useless at best and dangerous at worst. From mercury to tobacco, these “medicines” could be downright deadly.

With Dr. Michael Monaco, MD at the UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas City Chiefs team physician, and Civil War medicine expert.

$15 per event or $40 for all three events. (Wornall/Majors member price $10)
Ticket includes lecture, two drink tickets, and light snacks.

Apr
24
Fri
Go West! Field Day @ Alexander Majors House & Barn
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

covered wagonGo West! Field Day is a unique field trip experience that incorporates skilled reenactors, historic experts and carefully crafted hands-on activities to immerse students in the historic frontier while at the home of the famed frontier freighter Alexander Majors.Students at Go West! Field Day will have both hands-on and listening experiences. Classrooms will rotate through several different stations – each with a unique story to tell about the American frontier. Students will hear from a wagon master that lived at the Majors House, meet teamsters, tour the Majors House, decide how to load their wagon, and pan for gold.

More information: http://www.wornallmajors.org/gowest/

May
3
Sun
Learning Landscape Ribbon Cutting @ John Wornall House Museum
May 3 all-day

LL squareSave the date for our official ribbon cutting for the Learning Landscape at the Wornall House. The Learning Landscape is our new outdoor educational initiative that explores how the land surrounding the Wornall House was changed by centuries of agriculture, development, and war.

More details to be announced.

May
14
Thu
Victorians Uncovered – Dueling Feasts: Cuisine of Emerging Kansas City Society @ Alexander Majors Barn
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Event three in our three part educational happy hour series featuring the surprising lives of Victorians and little-known secrets of Victorian society.

Two elite groups emerged in early Kansas City society – the French Creole and Southerners who settled Westport. Food tells us about the attitudes and values of both groups – and which one ultimately predominated.

With Dr. Andrea Broomfield, professor of English at Johnson County Community College and author of “Food and Cooking in Victorian England: A History” and “Kansas City: A Food Biography.”

$15 per event or $40 for all three events. (Wornall/Majors member price $10)
Ticket includes lecture, two drink tickets, and light snacks.

Jun
12
Fri
Summer Camp: Interacting with Our Environment @ John Wornall House Museum
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Pawpaw 1When settlers arrived on the frontier, they made a significant impact on the local ecosystem. Explore the environment as the Wornall family would have interacted with it – from water management to observing native plants and animals.
Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12

Camp is $45/day if you register before April 10, 2020. Registration fees raise to $50/day after April 10.

We will accept drop-ins, but we strongly recommend preregistration so you can fill out forms in advance. If you drop in, please be prepared to provide your child’s health information (including date of last tetanus vaccination) and emergency contacts. Drop-in registration may take 5-10 minutes.

Jun
19
Fri
Summer Camp: A Civil War Field Hospital @ John Wornall House Museum
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Civil War tentsThe Wornall House was used as a field hospital during the Battle of Westport by both Confederate and Union soldiers. Learn about the Wornall family and how their lives were shaped by the Civil War, particularly from the perspective of nine-year-old Frank Wornall.
Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12

Camp is $45/day if you register before April 10, 2020. Registration fees raise to $50/day after April 10.

We will accept drop-ins, but we strongly recommend preregistration so you can fill out forms in advance. If you drop in, please be prepared to provide your child’s health information (including date of last tetanus vaccination) and emergency contacts. Drop-in registration may take 5-10 minutes.

Jun
23
Tue
Summer Camp: Adventure with the Pony Express! @ Alexander Majors House Museum
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Frank E. Webner, pony express rider ca“Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily.” Pony Express riders experienced excitement, danger, and adventure – and many riders were teenagers. Experience the excitement of the Pony Express during the brief 18-months that it was in existence.
Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12

Camp is $45/day if you register before April 10, 2020. Registration fees raise to $50/day after April 10.

We will accept drop-ins, but we strongly recommend preregistration so you can fill out forms in advance. If you drop in, please be prepared to provide your child’s health information (including date of last tetanus vaccination) and emergency contacts. Drop-in registration may take 5-10 minutes.

Jul
10
Fri
Summer Camp: Life on the Frontier @ Alexander Majors House Museum
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Woman at campfireHow did families like the Majors family interact with their homes and the objects within them? How did they accomplish daily chores without the aid of indoor plumbing and electricity? What kinds of relationships did they have and what did they do for fun? Put down the cell phone and step back into time and experience life on the Missouri/Kansas border in the nineteenth century.
Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12

Camp is $45/day if you register before April 10, 2020. Registration fees raise to $50/day after April 10.

We will accept drop-ins, but we strongly recommend preregistration so you can fill out forms in advance. If you drop in, please be prepared to provide your child’s health information (including date of last tetanus vaccination) and emergency contacts. Drop-in registration may take 5-10 minutes.

Jul
17
Fri
Summer Camp: Arts & Crafts @ Alexander Majors House Museum
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Fancy Cornhusk Dolls with Sarah Poff  (1)Explore local history and the environment through fun and unique art projects. Get creative with us – we’ll even make crafts with our snacks!
Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12

Camp is $45/day if you register before April 10, 2020. Registration fees raise to $50/day after April 10.

We will accept drop-ins, but we strongly recommend preregistration so you can fill out forms in advance. If you drop in, please be prepared to provide your child’s health information (including date of last tetanus vaccination) and emergency contacts. Drop-in registration may take 5-10 minutes.

Jul
24
Fri
Summer Camp: Wild Wild West @ Alexander Majors House Museum
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

SaddlesSaddle up for an exploration of the wild west – load your wagon, pan for gold, and giddy up! Learn about how people moved, communicated, and lived in the western United States while in the home of the famed frontier freighter Alexander Majors.
Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12

Camp is $45/day if you register before April 10, 2020. Registration fees raise to $50/day after April 10.

We will accept drop-ins, but we strongly recommend preregistration so you can fill out forms in advance. If you drop in, please be prepared to provide your child’s health information (including date of last tetanus vaccination) and emergency contacts. Drop-in registration may take 5-10 minutes.

Jul
31
Fri
Summer Camp: Myths, Mysteries & Secrets @ Alexander Majors House Museum
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

magnifyingHow do we know what we know about history? Become a history detective to debunk common historical myths and see if you can discover the answers to all of your burning questions!
Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12

Camp is $45/day if you register before April 10, 2020. Registration fees raise to $50/day after April 10.

We will accept drop-ins, but we strongly recommend preregistration so you can fill out forms in advance. If you drop in, please be prepared to provide your child’s health information (including date of last tetanus vaccination) and emergency contacts. Drop-in registration may take 5-10 minutes.

Aug
7
Fri
Summer Camp: Behind the Scenes at the Museum @ John Wornall House Museum
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Who can work at a museum and what kind of jobs do they do? Meet people who work at a variety of museums, then become a junior staff member of the Wornall House! Learn how to handle historic objects, think critically, and create an exhibit that will be on display at the Wornall House for the entire month of August!
Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 16

Camp is $45/day if you register before April 10, 2020. Registration fees raise to $50/day after April 10.

We will accept drop-ins, but we strongly recommend preregistration so you can fill out forms in advance. If you drop in, please be prepared to provide your child’s health information (including date of last tetanus vaccination) and emergency contacts. Drop-in registration may take 5-10 minutes.

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6115 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO. 64113

816.444.1858

The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114

816.444.1858

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