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Museum After Hours

An all new virtual Museum After Hours series is available, 6:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month. The programs are free and offered at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. 

Register for virtual Museum After Hours programs using the links below. 100-person limit. Programs also stream live on YouTube on the Kansas Historical Society channel.  These programs are free. Donations are welcome to help support programming. Past programs are archived on our YouTube channel.

"Redlined: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation" - Andrew R. Gustafson, historian

6:30 p.m. Friday July 8, 2022

Redlining, the disinvestment of some neighborhoods and populations in favor of others, often on the basis of race, began as a private practice but became enshrined in federal policy during the Great Depression. Learn how the system of redlining shaped the Kansas City area but was also shaped by Johnson County people and events. Examine the legacies of redlining that continue to impact communities and populations in cities across the nation.Join Andrew R. Gustafson, Johnson County Museum’s curator of interpretation, as he shares the research for their newest exhibit, “REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation.” To learn more about the exhibit, associated programs, and two dozen plus regional partners that made it possible, visit www.jcprd.com/Redlined

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This program will also stream live on YouTube on the Kansas Historical Society channel.


"Needle in the Bone: How a Holocause Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other" - Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, author

6:30 p.m. Friday August 12, 2022

Hear the astonishing stories of two Poles—a Holocaust survivor, Lou Frydman, and a Polish resistance fighter, Jarek Piekalkewicz, both teenagers during World War II who each defied outrageous odds, lost everything and just about everyone in the war, and yet summoned the courage to create a new life. Based on her book, Needle in the Bone, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg entwines the stories of these two survivors, drawing from extensive interviews with each, historical research, and many still-compelling issues, including the meaning of the Holocaust, the nature of good and evil, and how people persevere in the face of unbearable pain and loss.

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This program will also stream live on YouTube on the Kansas Historical Society channel.


Many Museum After Hours programs have been recorded and are available through the Kansas Historical Society's YouTube channel.

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