Event Photos

Wilbur Wright, at the 2019 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show and STEM EXPO,
tells a family
about the first flight of December 17, 1903

Kansas City's Boss Tom Pendergast
at Historical Presentation

Wilbur Wright looks on as the Royal Air Force
Red Arrows Aerobatic Team
arrives at the 2019 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show

IKE at 75th Anniversary of the Great Bend Army Airfield

Naismith celebrating in McPherson KS.  The McPherson
Globe Refiners AAU team put 6 members on
the 1936 USA Olympic Basketball Team.

Below are two video clips of Dr. Naismith
The first is 61 minutes long.  That program starts at the 7:45 mark of the video.
The second video is 3 minutes long.

Wilbur Wright at 2018 FAA Event


After our visit, I can tell you that the best part of our visit is Bill Nix (sic) of the historical society who is the historical interpreter representing Moses Grinter!  He is fantastic at his job!  Not once that we were in the house did he break character!  He is very entertaining and knowledgeable of the Grinters! He alone is worth the trip to the Grinter Place Museum!

Dwight Eisenhower in Lenexa, Kansas

As a 'warning', Boss Tom Pendergast joined the
HistoryKC cast of characters in August 2019

TJ Pendergast at 2019 Rotary event

Pendergast with Leawood KS police, Feb 2020

Octave Chanute in KC's 8th Street Tunnel.
Tunnel opened in 1888 for cable cars.

Dr. James Naismith, at Allen Fieldhouse
 with conference delegate and his statue.

Wilbur Wright in Iowa Newspaper

Please view this 3:50 minute YouTube link of Wilbur Wright.
It is part of a 30 minute presentation on the Wrights'
quest from May 30, 1899-Dec 17, 1903

Octave Chanute in Olathe, KS

Please watch this short YouTube video of part of an
Octave Chanute Presentation

Dr. James Naismith in Wichita, KS

Tom Pendergast and Harry Truman

Octave Chanute visited Chanute KS
in May 2017. 
First time since 1906.

Octave Chanute in Kansas City, Missouri

General 'IKE' Eisenhower at a birthday 
celebration in DeSoto, KS

Wilbur Wright at Spirit of St. Louis Air Show

KANSAS CITY is the BBQ Capital
of the WORLD presentation and BBQ tour

Olathe KS Historical Society Advertisement on BBQ

Freedom's Frontier Advertisement for November 2020
Naismith on-line re-enactment

BBQ Hall of Fame tour stop on
'KC is the BBQ Capital of the World' program

Octave Chanute with tour in KC's 1888
Eighth Street cable car
Tunnel.  It closed in 1956.

Chanute with part of
Basehor KS Library Tour Group

Students, Gov Brownback and IKE in Topeka on KS Day

General Eisenhower reviewing WWII scrapbook
in Great Bend, KS

"They Like IKE" on tour at Kaw Point in KC

Dr. Naismith at Jr. Hi. Basketball
Awards Ceremony

Tour Group at Satchel Paige's grave...in the rain.

30 Second clip of a 'Retirement Roast' hosted by
Historic KC Characters; Boss Tom Pendergast, Annie Chambers and Harry Truman.

Dr. Naismith with Kansas Recreation and Park Association
Young Leaders Class

General Eisenhower at Air Show honoring WWII Aviators

Chanute appearing at lecture with biographer
Simine Short from Chicago

Dr. Naismith among Flames BBall Campers in
Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Naismith with visitor at 75th Anniversary of KC Municipal Auditorium

Tour Group at Santa Fe Trail Swales in KC, Mo

Dr. James Naismith and bus tour
participants at Phog Allen
Fieldhouse on KU Campus
Bus Tour with Chanute, KC Skyline and Missouri River

Octave Chanute at Dodge City Distillery

IKE with Air Show spectators

Dr. Naismith at Seneca, Kansas Heritage Festival

'World's Largest Sunflower Collection'
program in Mission Kansas

Coffeyville Student Tour with Octave Chanute
at Santa Fe Trail Swales in Minor Park, KC Missouri

Dr. James Naismith in Allen Fieldhouse.
'Pay Heed'

IKE with a Kansas Family and B-29

Sunflower History program at Basehor Kansas Elementary

The Original Dr. J. with his rules
O. Chanute with tour group in front of his Hannibal Bridge

Items from
The World's Largest Sunflower Collection program
in DeSoto Kansas

Octave Chanute visits Chanute, Kansas
in spring of 2018

BEAUTIFUL fall tree at Satchel Paige's grave.
Historic Kansas City Bus-Tour
hosted by my friend, OCTAVE CHANUTE.