Halloween is not just for kids! On Saturday, October 30th Westport is the place to be for a night of Halloween revelry. The local witches and goblins have been busy creating one-of-a-kind brews and potions that are sure to cast a spell on you!
Enjoy bone-chilling performances and a costume contest with cash prizes awarded for the spookiest, sexiest, and downright strangest costumes in the neighborhood!
First Place ($500)
Second Place ($250)
Third Place ($100)
Gather your friends and summon up your courage - Spooktacular is not for the faint of heart.
October 29, 2010 - 12:06 pm
Celebrate Old Westport with Kelly's Irish Brigade and the Westport Blue and Gray Social Society from 11pm to 5pm on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Visit with soldiers at their encampment, view open fire cooking, talk with a doctor about medicine of the 19th century, and enjoy Civil War music. As you walk through Westport you'll see a shot- gun wedding, a shoot out on the Santa Fe Trail, the Washington Blues Cavalry trying to repel the dangerous Jayhawkers from Lawrence and plenty of Border Ruffians and Red Legs. John Calvin McCoy, Charles Kearney, William Bernard and their families will offer stories of Westport and the trails.
Fun for all ages, this free, family friendly event is being held on a portion of the Battle of Westport Battlefield in Westport, MO and at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum, 4000 Baltimore. The Mansion House is an official site on the Santa Fe Trail and tours will be offered at a nominal fee.
You are invited to attend the evening's Civil War Ball to be held on the battlefield at the Battle of Westport Visitor Center and Museum, 6601 Swope Parkway, Kansas City.MO. The ball is open to the public and all Civil War Reenactors. Knowledge of the dances and reenactment attire are not required. The first dance will begin at 8:00pm and the last at 11:00pm. Dessert and coffee will be served. There is no charge for the dance, but a good will offering would be appreciated.
The events are sponsored by the Westport Historical Society, Kelly's Irish Brigade, and the Westport Blue and Gray Social Society. For more information, visit our Web Site at www.westporthistorical.com or call 816-561-1821 or 913-648-0952.
October 20, 2010 - 5:28 pm
On Saturday, October 23rd at 9PM to 3AM celebrate ZOMBIE Night 2010 at Buzzard Beach.
You are invited to come and celebrate the Buzzard's 2nd Annual Zombie Night! Drink specials for anyone dressed like a zombie. Limited edition Zombie Buzzard Shirts, 2 make-up artist to get you zombiefied (donations accepted), DJ's and one hell of a good time.
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October 19, 2010 - 4:08 pm
Gould Evans has been recognized for its achievements in architecture by both the Central States and Kansas chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The respective award programs recognize and honor the top design projects nominated by constituents of each chapter.
The Central States Chapter of AIA, representing architects/designers in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Missouri, recognized its award-winning projects on Friday evening, September 24. The awards ceremony was held at The Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, MO. Gould Evans received a Merit Award for its work on the Metropolitan Community Colleges’ FEMA Shelters, specifically shelters on the MCC-Penn Valley, MCC-Maple Woods and MCC-Longview campuses.
The Kansas Chapter of the AIA presented its Annual Design Awards September 16 in Topeka, Kansas. Gould Evans received six awards.
October 12, 2010 - 12:20 pm
On Saturday, October 9, 2010, The Westport Historical Society and the Westport Branch of the Kansas City, MO public library welcome Daniel Smith as the October featured speaker. Mr. Smith will discuss the 21-23 October, 1864 Battle of Westport, the largest battle of the Civil War west of the Mississippi.
Price’s Missouri Campaign in the fall of 1864 covered 1400 miles, the longest expedition of the war. The three-day battle marked the climax and conclusion of the decade long conflict on the Missouri-Kansas border. Although the Federals defending Westport and Kansas City were outnumbered by Confederate Sterling Price’s veterans, Smith will discuss how Price’s effort to foment a popular Southern uprising was thwarted at Westport.
Following Mr. Smith's program, everyone is invited to visit the 1855 Harris-Kearney House located at 4000 Baltimore for refreshments.
DATE: Saturday, October 9th at 2pm
LOCATION: Westport Library
October 4, 2010 - 11:18 am