Grinter House, 78th and Highway K-32, Kansas City, Kan. invite everyone to come to an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 16. Admission is free with the exception of tours of the house and how it has been refurnished and restored by the Kansas State Historical Society with authentic 19th Century materials.
Grinter House has been an historical treasure in Wyandotte County for many years and yet some folks have never investigated its pioneer charm and early American resourcefulness.
Tradition has it that summer days should be filled with outdoor pleasures. The most pleasant entertainment is relaxing under shade trees at the Ice Cream Social, eating cold, creamy sundaes and listening to good music. Guests may bring lawn chairs. Cold water and lemonade available.
While making personalized sundaes at the Ice Cream Social Topping Bar, entertainment will include a group of dulcimer musicians, String Theory, from 3 to 4 p.m. After that the Boy Scout Order of the Arrow will perform traditional Indian dances.
McGruff, the Crime Dog, will be around to visit with children during the event. (Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies will be frequently changing their dripping wet costumes on that hot day in July in Kansas.)
At 5 p.m. Grinter Chapel Church, established more than a hundred years ago with the help of Moses and Annie Grinter, will entertain with lively Gospel music.
Approximately 6 p.m. the band called “HIS” from Stony Point Christian Church will wind up the hazy, lazy summer day for you with good music.
Another program offered by Grinter House is a weekly Reading for Kids.
Children from ages two to six years old are welcome 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday, which started on June 2 to August 25 (except for July 7) at Grinter Place to spend an hour exploring books about pioneer life, native people and traditions.
Along with books on subjects such as wagon trains, quilt patterns, holidays, Indian folk tales and pioneer cooking there will be sing-alongs and crafts. Parents or caregivers who stay with the children will enjoy the activity. The admission fee is only $1.00 per session or $10.00 for the entire series of 12 classes.
ALSO Grinter Place hosts a Farmers Market every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon. Booths are for rent and all products for sale in the booths must be home-made.
Everyone is welcome to come and find garden fresh vegetables and fruit, handcrafted items, home baked goodies, real bee honey, and unusual things such as goat soap and lotion.
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