Kansas Cultural History Classroom

Kansas Cultural History

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Polsky Theatre


Individual Tickets

Show length, 45 minutes l Ideal for 4th-graders studying Kansas History

Using songs and stories, the four members of the Kansas Settlers Band explore their own histories to teach students how people came to settle in Kansas.

The Kansas Settlers Band, accompanying themselves on banjo and guitar, sing folk songs that reveal a great deal about pioneer life. These songs tell stories about hardships, westward expansion of the railroad, and Kansas’ promise of freedom. These songs also tell us what pioneer Kansans did in their leisure time, such as play party games and hold square dances. Members of the Kansas Settlers Band bring these stories to life by sharing tales from their own family histories and encouraging students to learn how their families came to Kansas.

Presented by:

Kansas City Young Audiences

Sponsored in Partnership with:

JCCC Foundation
JCCC Kansas Studies Institute