The emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The March on Washington, 1963
The opening discussion started on Saturday, August 22, 2015. To see the full schedule, click here. >
Elevate the Museum - 5-Year Renovation Pledge Campaign
On Saturday, March 28, 2015 the Independence Historical Museum & Art Center launched the event called "Elevate the Museum", a Five-year Renovation Pledge Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds to make the 100 year old building more accessible and safer to members and visitors.
The first phase on the renovation is complete. The ribbon cutting for the Ramp was held June 12, 2015.
For more information about the renovation compaign click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-331-3515.
The Military Room is the feature this month. Please click here to see what is available for your information about those who have served our country over the years.
New Photo Club
The next meeting is Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6PM at the Museum. Read more about the club by clicking on the link for the photo club. If you would like to find out more, come to our next meeting. John and Rob would like to hear from you.
Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame
The Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4 PM except on Thursday the hours are 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. There are plans for special activities on Thursday evenings such as tours of videos shown.
Home Town Teams
The Hometown Teams partner exhibit will feature multiple activities that will enhance the themes of the traveling Smithsonian exhibition and provide an opportunity to engage all ages in baseball events. Click here to read more. Help with recorded history - Got a story about local baseball history? Between 2 - 4 p.m. Wednesday(July 1st)and 4-7 p.m. Thursday (July 2nd), you're invited to tell your personal story on camera at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center which is preparing a fall exhibit titled, "A Bat and a Ball." For an appointment, call 331-3515.
The current and prior years' newsletters are available for download at Newsletters.
If you are not a member yet, click here for a membership form. and enjoy the benfits of being a member.
Steve Greenwall's Pastel Class is completed, but he is returning to give 1/2 day classes on perspective drawing on 6-15 and several months following at $20 each. Our regular painting days will be returning to the second and fourth Monday mornings.
2015 Verdigris Art Exhibit
The 2015 Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit(VVAE) is being held June 26, 2015 to July 24, 2015. The full information is available by clicking here. A brochure was created about the VVAE. The brochure can be downloaded by clicking here.
Be sure to read about all the activities associated with art at the Museum. If you are a professional artist, you can apply for your own art exhibit (subject to approval).
Also check out all the art for sale in the gift shop.
Check out our gift shop. We have many exciting items on display. Gift Shop link.
The new campaign name and number are "The Painting Continues" and #15901. Place an order by calling 1-855-870-7208 or going online to schwans-cares.com. The Museum will receive 20% of all purchases made between October 28th and December 12th. We will continue to receive 5% from December 13th through to October 27, 2015.
E-certificates are available for $25 each. The Museum receives $10 from each one purchased. There is a limit of one per customer. A sample order form is here. You can go to www.schwans.com to place your order. Schwans also has an APP which you can download onto your phone, etc. That address is www.schwans.com/app.
Luncheons are held each month on the second Friday at 12 Noon from September through May. There are only special events during the summer months. Be sure to make reservations each month. The current month's newsletter lists the menu for the day.
Wi-FI is now available in the museum for your use. You can research your family history or other research items.. You can bring your own computer, or use one of the computers available. The WIFI and the coffee bar are open during regular business hours.