Join local historian and author of “Voices in Bronze and Stone: Kansas City’s World War I Monuments and Memorials” James J. Heiman as he discusses his latest book, “Front Lines to Headlines: The World War I Overseas Dispatches of Otto P. Higgins.” Dive into the research, hear interesting facts, and see photos not included in the book.
The Roaming Center for Magnetic Alternatives is searching for a picture of LGBTQ+ life in the Midwest from 1977-2006. Explore a collection of more than 1,000 VHS tapes collected by RCMA or bring in your own VHS for digitization. Video transfer is performed with live audio commentary from participants. Participants will receive a free, digital copy of their video.
The Civil War started as a ruthless guerilla conflict on the Missouri-Kansas border. Learn about the war from the guerilla perspective from the raid on Lawrence by William Quantrill and Order Number 11 to other the activities of other partisan bands.
Discover the meanings of commonly found tombstone icons with an overview of changes in tombstone materials and design and some tips to maximize your family research.
Join Barbara Hughes as she retells the life of early Jackson County settler Mary Lobb from her migration from Kentucky in the 1840s to the Border War that jeopardized her family and community.
Hear the tales of the officials and outlaws – the famous and not so famous — who lived, worked, and passed through the doors of the 1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home and Museum in downtown Independence.
Join actress Pippa White for the funny, frightening, inspiring, and true stories of seven immigrants who made their way through Ellis Island in the early part of the 20th Century.
|In order to find genealogical records in a foreign county, you often need to know your ancestors hometown. Many 19th and 20th century records in the United States can give you clues to discovering your immigrant ancestor’s birthplace. Learn what types of records exist in the United States to help you find where your immigrant ancestor was born. This is a beginning level class for adults.
Celebrate family connections across the globe in a day-long party. Global Family Reunion is a live, worldwide family reunion, festival, fair, and genealogy convention created by bestselling author A.J. Jacobs.
The Midwest Genealogy Center will host Mid-Continent Public Library’s reunion, featuring a performance from entertainer Will Stuck, a demonstration by Mad Science, fun hands-on learning experiences, a photo booth, a petting zoo, historic re-enactors, and free hot dog lunch while supplies last.
Visit mymcpl.org/family reunion for a full schedule of events.
The Missouri River may be an eyesore when it passes through Kansas City, but its beautiful along many stretches. Join outdoor writer and enthusiast Brent Frazee for a virtual float trip to see the river’s many faces.