Friday, June 1, 2007

Old Shawnee highlights

These activities are weekend long in the Living History Area North of the Bandstand

Kid's Urban Planning at Box City
Children are invited to help Shawnee create community connections. Box City is an activity in which children alter boxes to “construct” businesses, houses, stores, public facilities and farms to create a community. The children design, decorate and place their building in an appropriate location within the miniature city limits area. Boxes and art materials are provided.

Buffalo Soldiers

The Greater Kansas City-Leavenworth Area Chapter 9th and 10th Calvary Association will educate visitors about the courage and endurance of the first black volunteer soldiers after the Civil War. Display items include regimental memorabilia, books, video tapes, posters and historical photos of Calvary soldiers.

Civil War Surgeon

John Duggan and his Civil War surgeons will enlighten the crowds with his knowledge of the Civil War and the lifestyles of the era. They will focus their presentation on surgical skills used during the war and the important role that doctors played. This staged operation is not for the faint of heart!

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