Monticello Community

Historical Society

(913) 667-3706

2022 EVENTS

LOCATION AT MONTICELLO HISTORICAL STATION 23860 W 83RD LENEXA, KANSAS IF NOT LISTED OTHERWISE.

EVENTS

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 | 7PM

General Meeting: In Kansas, agriculture is king. Our roots are connected to the land and crops harvested from the soil. This talk highlights Kansas’s commercial specialty crops, agriculture experimentation, horticultural “royalty” marketing, and the evolving local foods movement. Learn about Kansas’s nationally known heritage apple; the crabapple king’s downfall; the successful gardening secrets of freed slaves, entrepreneurs, and early suburbanites; the state’s connection to exotic fruit introduction; the 1960s counterculture influence on today’s market mainstays; future outlooks; and county-specific produce projection. Presented by Cindy Higgins. Cindy is a journalist and historian whose research interests focus on Kansas industry. She received her master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas. Cindy joined the Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau in 2012. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 | 9AM

Field Trip: a guided tour at the Kansas City Museum followed by lunch. The guided tour costs $10 for seniors and $12 for others. More details and sign-up will be available at the September general meeting or by contacting us.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | 7PM

General Meeting: “Gear Up: Combat Infantry Equipment 1861-1945.” Presented by Charlie Pautler, director of Shawnee Town 1929.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2022 | 8 - 11AM

Breakfast and Bake Sale Fundraiser: Pancakes or biscuits with gravy along with a wide variety of homemade baked goods.

2022 upcoming events.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 2021 | 7PM

General Meeting: If you’re from Kansas, you’ve surely encountered plenty of Wizard of Oz jokes and quips. Where’s Dorothy? You’re not in Kansas anymore! I’m melting! But what you may not know is the fascinating story behind L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This talk explores the unique appeal of this first truly American fairy tale, and its legacy on our culture from speech, to music, to media. This presentation pulls back the curtain on Baum’s crowning achievement. Presented by Chris Glasgow. Chris serves as the Curator of the OZ Museum/Columbian Theatre Foundation in Wamego, Kansas. She has a BA in Theater Arts, work towards a master’s in children’s Theatre, and recently completed the AASLH small Museum Pro Certificate. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2022 | 6:30PM

Annual Business Meeting: Election of officers and adoption of budget for 2023, holiday pot-luck dinner and optional ornament exchange.
2022 EVENTS

LOCATION AT MONTICELLO HISTORICAL

STATION 23860 W 83RD LENEXA, KANSAS IF

NOT LISTED OTHERWISE.

EVENTS



2022 upcoming events.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 | 7PM

General Meeting: In Kansas, agriculture is king. Our roots are connected to the land and crops harvested from the soil. This talk highlights Kansas’s commercial specialty crops, agriculture experimentation, horticultural “royalty” marketing, and the evolving local foods movement. Learn about Kansas’s nationally known heritage apple; the crabapple king’s downfall; the successful gardening secrets of freed slaves, entrepreneurs, and early suburbanites; the state’s connection to exotic fruit introduction; the 1960s counterculture influence on today’s market mainstays; future outlooks; and county-specific produce projection. Presented by Cindy Higgins. Cindy is a journalist and historian whose research interests focus on Kansas industry. She received her master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas. Cindy joined the Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau in 2012. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 |

9AM

Field Trip: a guided tour at the Kansas City Museum followed by lunch. The guided tour costs $10 for seniors and $12 for others. More details and sign-up will be available at the September general meeting or by contacting us.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | 7PM

General Meeting: “Gear Up: Combat Infantry Equipment 1861-1945.” Presented by Charlie Pautler, director of Shawnee Town 1929.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2022 | 8 -

11AM

Breakfast and Bake Sale Fundraiser: Pancakes or biscuits with gravy along with a wide variety of homemade baked goods.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2022 |

6:30PM

Annual Business Meeting: Election of officers and adoption of budget for 2023, holiday pot-luck dinner and optional ornament exchange.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 2021 | 7PM

General Meeting: If you’re from Kansas, you’ve surely encountered plenty of Wizard of Oz jokes and quips. Where’s Dorothy? You’re not in Kansas anymore! I’m melting! But what you may not know is the fascinating story behind L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This talk explores the unique appeal of this first truly American fairy tale, and its legacy on our culture from speech, to music, to media. This presentation pulls back the curtain on Baum’s crowning achievement. Presented by Chris Glasgow. Chris serves as the Curator of the OZ Museum/Columbian Theatre Foundation in Wamego, Kansas. She has a BA in Theater Arts, work towards a master’s in children’s Theatre, and recently completed the AASLH small Museum Pro Certificate. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas.

Monticello Community

Historical Society