June 19, 2017

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Ongoing

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art • 2818 Frederick Avenue • 816-233-7003 • albrecht-kemper.org
Solar Flair: Celestial Bodies in Motion Exhibit – Opens August 11-31, 2017 – The planets start to align and the stars shine brightly for Solar Flair: Celestial Bodies in Motion. Official opening August 11 from 4-7 pm . Space-themed children’s arts and crafts activities will be led by our out-of-this-world volunteers and extraterrestrial snacks available for purchase.

St. Joseph Museum @ Wyeth-Tootle Mansion • 1100 Charles Street • 816-232-8471 • stjosephmuseum.org • Regular museum hours
Richard Anthony Proctor, an English astronomer who first suggested that meteor impacts caused craters on the moon, lived in St. Joseph with his second wife in the 1800s. Exhibit on Richard Proctor, Mary Proctor, Mary Alicia Owen, and Luella Owen. Exhibit open July-Dec 2017.

August 18-21

Pony Express National Museum & Pony School • 914 Penn Street • 816-279-5059 • PonyExpress.org
Get your astronomy lesson with the School Marm at the Pony School, an 1860s one-room schoolhouse will be the site of astronomy lessons from the era. $5 adults, $1 for children-12. At the Pony Express Museum, meet living history character Mabel Loving, who will share her impressions of a total eclipse she experienced in 1918 in Garden City, Kansas. $6 adults/$5 seniors/$3 youth/$1 ages 4-6. Fri-Sun visit Native American lodges on the grounds and learn about how they used the sun, moon, and stars in their daily lives.

Trails West!® Festival • Civic Center Park/City Hall • 1100 Frederick Avenue • 816-233-0231 • TrailsWest.org
Open 5 pm Friday, 10 am Saturday, 12 pm Sunday, 10 am Monday. Nationally-known performing artists, fine art, craft, and food vendors gather for a fun-filled weekend of family-friendly entertainment. As a viewing location for eclipse, enjoy live entertainment, amenities while witnessing history. Purchase button for the 4-day festival for $10, or $15 at the gate.

August 18 & 19

Tipple Hill Winery & Vineyard • 10501 US Hwy 36, Easton, MO – 5 miles east of St. Joseph, on Hwy 36. • tipplehillwinery.com
Friday 6:30-8:30 pm, Wine Glass painting class featuring a solar eclipse theme. $20 per person with reservation. Saturday 7-9:30 pm, live music.

August 19

Rolling Hills Library • 1904 N. Belt Hwy • 816-232-5479 • rhcl.org
2pm – Dr. John Shaw: The Nature of Solar Eclipses: Visitors will hear the ins-and-outs of solar eclipses and will be instructed on how to safely and properly view a solar eclipse.

St. Joseph Harley Davidson • 4020 S US Hwy 169 • stjoeharleydavidson.com
Cruise Days from 12-3pm. Live music, vendors, raffles, food, and the shop will be open 10am-4pm with merchandise for sale.

August 18, 19 & 20

Missouri Western State University • 4525 Downs Drivemissouriwestern.edu/eclipse2017
Walter Cronkite Memorial • open extended hours, with special space exhibits and a real NASA spacesuit photo-op.
Bushman Planetarium • Special eclipse-themed shows all weekend.

August 20

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art • 2818 Frederick Avenue • 816-233-7003 • albrecht-kemper.org
The public is welcome to enjoy a heavenly brunch at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art Café at 11:30 am. Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and other special Cosmic Concoctions will be served. Details to follow. Reservations are suggested.

Mount Mora Cemetery • 824 Mount Mora Road • 816-232-8471 • mountmora.com
Noon – 4 pm. At Voices of the Past – Connections to Space, walk leisurely through the cemetery and chat with several living history characters like Mary Alicia Owen’s own story about her astronomer friends, the Proctor family, their connection to galactic history, and other recollections of unique stories. Learn from astronomer Richard Anthony Proctor about his St. Joseph wife and children buried at Mount Mora. $15 at the gate. Advance tickets $10. 1-12 years old, $5.

Missouri Western State University, Potter Hall • 4525 Downs Drive • missouriwestern.edu/eclipse2017
11 am & 3 pm program with four experts; Mike Reynolds, professor of astronomy at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Bryan Busby, chief meteorologist KMBC-TV, Kansas City, Michael E. Bakich, Senior Editor Astronomy Magazine.

August 20-21

Heritage Park Softball Complex • 2202 Waterworks Road • bit.ly/HeritageParkCamping for tickets
Primitive camping (grassy areas around the exterior of the park) and viewing area (camping area and parking lot). Ticketed reservations required.

August 21 – The Main Event!

Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square • 701 Felix Street
Enjoy the eclipse from beautiful downtown. Live entertainment, food and drink vendors, as well as short walking distance to unique dining and shopping.

East Hills Shopping Center • 3702 Frederick Avenue • shopeasthills.com • 816-279-566
A solar total eclipse of the sun is one of the most spectacular occurrences you can experience. The mall’s huge parking lot is a city-approved viewing location and will offer a free planetarium shows Saturday-Monday, special store discounts, food court, and a nice place to cool off.

Pony Express National Museum & Pony School • 914 Penn Street • 816-279-5059 • PonyExpress.org
Viewing location with events – see details above.

Remington Nature Center • 1502 McArthur Drive • 816-271-5499 • stjoenaturecenter.info
St. Joe Frontier Casino • 777 Winners Circle • 816-279-5514 • stjofrontiercasino.com
7am-5pm. Enjoy this beautiful location next to the Missouri River. The area includes Riverfront Park, the Riverwalk, Remington Nature Center and the St. Jo Frontier Casino. The Viewing location at the Nature Center parking, outside information booth, inside eclipse window displays and scavenger hunt. Touring Nature Center is $3 or less per person.

Rosecrans Memorial Airport • 100B NW Rosecrans Road • 816-271-4886
Rosecrans will have a large primitive camping and RV areas Aug 19-21, $40 per night/RV $60 per night. Parking $20 per car day of the event. (All reserve tickets at bit.ly/SolarEclipseAtRosecrans), amateur and professional astronomers with high-powered, safety-filtered telescopes, and detailed running commentaries by Michael Bakich from Astronomy Magazine. (Tune into Eagle Radio stations to listen live – 105.5FM, 1550FM, 92.7FM, and 680AM.)

Solar Eclipse Golf Classic • St. Joseph Country Club • 50 Ridgeland Rd. • solareclipsegolfclassic.com
GreatLIFE KC is hosting a charity golf classic to celebrate the eclipse and benefit area children through the GreatLIFE Cares Foundation and Royals Charities. St. Joseph Country Club is one of 24 locations participating in the tournament on August 21st.

St. Joseph Harley Davidson • 4020 S US Hwy 169 • stjoeharleydavidson.com
Eclipse watch party 10am-4pm.

Tipple Hill Winery & Vineyard • 10501 US Hwy 36, Easton, MO – 5 miles east of St. Joseph, on Hwy 36. • tipplehillwinery.com
Open 10:30am – 5pm. viewing location with limited space. (bring lawn chairs). Food Vendors and Telescope viewing available. Outside live music 12:30 – 2:30pm. Wine sampling featuring the special edition “Totality Solar Eclipse” wine (limited supply). Complimentary viewing eyeglasses with wine purchase, while supplies last.

Trails West!® Festival • Civic Center Park/City Hall • 1100 Frederick Avenue • 816-233-0231 • TrailsWest.org
Viewing location opens at 10 am – see details above.

 

 

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