The museum has a new exhibit showcasing the Law Enforcement. Art & LaVerne Schenk donated many of the items in the exhibit and helped create the exhibit.
Elevate the Museum
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 email@example.com or call 620-331-3515.
Wood Crafter's Show
The wood crafter's show will be held March 30, 2017 to April 8, 2017. Admission if $5 Adults, and $3 Students. Members are free.
On April 1, 2017 at 1:00PM will be a demonstration of Wood Turning. It will be presented again on April 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM
On April 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM there will be a demonstration of Wood Carving.
Photo ShowWas held through February 25, 2017.
The new campaign name and number are "Raise the Elevator" and #24082. 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, 2016.
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 Canb download onto your phone, etc. That address is www.schwans.com/app.
There is a lot of news in the April 2016 newsletter. The current and prior years' newsletters are available for download at Newsletters.
If you are not a member yet, click here for the membership form and enjoy the benfits of being a member.
Steve GreenwallMonday, March 13 (first Monday) is Steve's first class in Pastels""
Monday, March 20 (third Monday) is "Steve's second class in Pastels"
Monday, March 27 (fourth Monday) is "Steve's final class in Pastels"
Steve Greenwall's classes: Call the museum for updates. Our regular painting days will be returning to the second and fourth Monday mornings in April.
Monte Toon will return in the fall for a one day training classes with the Art Club. Cost of $40 for Museum members and $45 fo non-members.
They meet once a month at 5:30PM in 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 has moved to ICC-West. Read all about it in the April newsletter.
Luncheons are held each month on the second Friday at Noon from September through May. Be sure to make reservations each month by calling 620-331-3515. 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.
Check out our gift shop. We have many exciting items on display. Gift Shop link.