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Old Fashioned Fall Festival and Tombstone Talks

On October 25th from 6 to 9 pm, the McPherson Museum is having an Old Fashioned Fall Festival. We will have games and activities for kiddos, demonstrations in things like butter making, corn shelling, knitting, etc, a pie baking contest, cake walk, scavenger hunt, Tombstone talks and more. Admission is 1 non-perishable item per person. […]

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The Kaw Nation – People of the South Wind

The Kaw Nation – People of the South Wind – August 16th at 2:00 pm at the McPherson Museum  Join the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association as they bring to you a panel of speakers who look at the Kaw Nation, its history, the influence of the white man, and the life of […]

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Ride into History: Night at the Museum Day Camp Performances

Day 5 Today is the day, full of dress rehearsals and many performances. We had to add double performances to 4 out of the 6 showings. The kids did an amazing job.. For more information about Ride Into History please visit, Ride Into History. We have 8 performances on Friday evening. We had a fantastic […]

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Ride Into History: Night at the Museum Day Camp

Day 4 Today we finished costuming the children, and started practicing our performances for the tours on Friday night. This album shows some of the costuming. For more information about Ride into History please visit, Night into History. Andrew discussing what we would be doing. Andrew and Joseph discussing their performances.    Dr. Joyce with […]

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Ride Into History: Night at the Museum Day Camp.

Day 3 We started costuming today! We also started “rehearsals”. Everything moves quickly for these performances as we only have a week. The children have learned so much about their person, or artifact. We also took a few moments to be silly as you can see in some of our pictures. We have accomplished soooo […]

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Ride Into History: Night at the Museum Day Camp

Day 2: Today we researched our people and artifacts. This meant we were scurrying around to the archives. the large artifact room, an art gallery in town, as well as other resources. We looked through books, and read articles online, watched videos on how old farm tools were used, and got a hold of our […]

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Ride into History: Night at the Museum day camp

 The Ride into History: Night at the Museum day camp is off to a great start. Dr. Joyce Theirer and Ann Birney are our fearless and energetic leaders. They travel the country, giving performances as Calamity Jane, Amelia Earhart and others , to schools, historical societies, fairs, theaters etc. for more information please visit, Ride […]

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Night at the Museum Performances

Night at the Museum Something strange is happening at the McPherson Museum in McPherson, Ks. There is a night watchman who will let no one into the Museum, while at the same time a vintage docent is determined that everyone come into the Museum so she can spend all night telling us everything she knows […]

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Ride Into History, A Night at the Museum, day camp

Performing the Past Something strange will be happening at the McPherson Museum Friday. This camp is open to young people fourth through eighth grade. They will research Museum artifacts, learn their stories, and tell those stories to the public. The camp will be July 28th-August 1st. It will run 1:00-5:00 Monday – Thursday and 1-7:45 […]

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To Conserve the Fighting Strength

The McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation is excited to present our new feature exhibit, Richard Goldberg’s, To Conserve the Fighting Strength, a look at military medical equipment from the World War 1 to the present day. This is a fascinating look at equipment used by Medics to help keep our military healthy and to  heal […]

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