Wornall Majors House Museums

Events

Feb
1
Thu
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
2
Fri
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
3
Sat
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
4
Sun
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
7
Wed
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
8
Thu
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
9
Fri
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
10
Sat
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
11
Sun
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
14
Wed
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
15
Thu
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
16
Fri
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
17
Sat
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Children’s Craft Day – Victorian Silhouettes @ Alexander Majors Barn
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
silhouette-profil-womanthumbnail Before the advent of personal cameras, silhouettes were beautiful and artistic way to create an image of a loved one. Join us for a drop-in craft day at the Majors Barn and create a silhouette and picture frame to take home. The craft is best for ages 5+, but kids of all ages are welcome to join. Craft is included with admission to the Alexander Majors House Museum ($5) or participate in the craft only for $3.

 

Feb
18
Sun
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
21
Wed
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
22
Thu
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
23
Fri
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
24
Sat
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
25
Sun
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Feb
28
Wed
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Mar
1
Thu
MicroExhibit: The Art of Calling @ John Wornall House Museum
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm
calling card2thumbnail

Calling cards were an important part of a wealthy individual’s social life. These cards were an indispensable part of etiquette, with complex rules for use. The often elaborate and beautiful cards were used to coordinate visits, to express congratulations or condolences, and even for flirtation.

“The Art of Calling” is a pop-up exhibit exploring these traditions. The exhibit will also feature never-displayed calling cards from the Museums’ collections. The exhibit is available to view for the entire month of February and is free with Wornall House admission.

 

Mar
31
Sat
Hidden History of Kansas @ Alexander Majors House & Barn
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm
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Kansas’ storied past is filled with fascinating firsts, humorous coincidences and intriguing characters. On March 31, we will be joined by Adrian Zink, author of Hidden History of Kansas, who will discuss some of these hidden and overlooked stories.

Stick around after his talk for a tour of the Alexander Majors House, which has its own little-known connections to Kansas, despite being located on the Missouri side of State Line Road.

This event is free for members of Wornall/Majors House Museums and $5 for members of the general public. Zink’s book will be available for sale at the event. More information about the book Hidden History of Kansas at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781625858894

 

May
4
Fri
Civil War Field Day (For Schools) @ John Wornall House Museum
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Civil War Field Day at the John Wornall House Museum is a unique field trip experience that allows students to meet and interact with Civil War soldiers, surgeons, and civilians while on the site of an authentic Civil War field hospital.

The Wornall House, built in 1858, served as a field hospital during the Battle of Westport in October 1864. The focal point of the battle occurred at present-day Loose Park, one mile north of the Wornall house. Each side suffered around 1,500 casualties. Confederate soldiers commandeered the house in the morning, destroyed most of the furnishings, and knocked down the banister of the staircase so that stretchers carrying the wounded could be carried to the second floor. As the Confederates retreated, all their wounded who could be moved were taken away, and then the Union used the house for their injured.

Students will learn what daily life was like for soldiers, both on and off the battlefield, how doctors treated wounded men, and how the Wornall family was affected by the violence and tensions of the Civil War.

Field trips take approximately 2 hours (dependent on size of group). Cost is $7/student and free for parents/chaperones. To register your school, email programs@wornallmajors.org or call 816-444-1858.

 

May
5
Sat
Civil War Field Day (Open to the Public) @ John Wornall House Museum
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Civil War Field Day at the John Wornall House Museum is a unique experience that allows you to meet and interact with Civil War soldiers, surgeons, and civilians while on the site of an authentic Civil War field hospital.

The Wornall House, built in 1858, served as a field hospital during the Battle of Westport in October 1864. The focal point of the battle occurred at present-day Loose Park, one mile north of the Wornall house. Each side suffered around 1,500 casualties. Confederate soldiers commandeered the house in the morning, destroyed most of the furnishings, and knocked down the banister of the staircase so that stretchers carrying the wounded could be carried to the second floor. As the Confederates retreated, all their wounded who could be moved were taken away, and then the Union used the house for their injured.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5.

 

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The John Wornall House

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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