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Safari Travelogues & HistoryLogs

Each month the museum hosts speakers and programs that highlight amazing travel locales and historic points of interest.  These programs are FREE to the public, and are typically held at the Safari Museum in our 2nd floor Johnson Gallery.

The next scheduled events at the museum are:

Thursday March 30th at 6:45pm:  “Will the Real King Arthur Stand Up?” presented by Tim Cunningham.  Learn whether Arthur was a real man or the greatest myth of the medieval age.

Tuesday April 11 at 6:00pm: The Orphan Train by Phil Lancaster.  The museum is pleased to provide a venue for this Chanute Public Library sponsored event.  The Safari Museum and the Chanute Public Library today share the 1901 historic Santa Fe Depot that was the site of two Orphan Train stops.

By |March 22nd, 2017|Media Releases|Comments Off on Safari Travelogues & HistoryLogs

Safari Family Fun Day…Downtown Chanute Events

Join us for our annual Safari Family Fun Day! All over downtown Chanute there will be a number of fun events—from a Petting Zoo to a welding rodeo to The Father of Aviation, Octave Chanute speaking at the Santa Fe Depot—scheduled all day!

We will be adding times & locations as we get them from the other partners, but so far we can confirm:

9:30-5pm:  Take a Book Safari!  The Chanute Public Library will put up a Story Walk around the depot grounds for guests to read while getting their feet in motion!

10-5:  The Safari Museum will be OPEN FREE to the Public

10-5:  The Safari Museum will host our Annual RUBBER DUCK HUNT for kids…any child 6-12 that comes to the museum, completes a fun search for hidden rubber ducks in the museum will get one FREE entry into the museum’s 3rd Annual ADVENTURE DUCK RACE scheduled to be held Saturday August 5th.  Winners need not be present, so be sure to participate in the hunt whether you plan to come to the race or not!

11-12: Octave Chanute will be live and in person—thanks to Historic Interpreter Bill Nicks—and making his debut speech in the town named for him.  Weather dependent, we plan to have Octave speaking behind the Santa Fe Depot, with bleacher seating provide for his audience.  We would like to thank Warren Alford, the Chanute Historical Society Museum, the Chanute Public library, and Lloyd Zimmer Books & Maps for donating money to help our museum cover the costs of Octave’s safe travel to Chanute!

11-5pm: The Chanute Art gallery OPEN HOUSE

11-2: The Kramer Petting Zoo will be back at the Safari Museum thanks to funding by the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce and Office […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Media Releases|Comments Off on Safari Family Fun Day…Downtown Chanute Events
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    An Artistic View of Martin & Osa Johnson’s World: Opens 4.1.17

An Artistic View of Martin & Osa Johnson’s World: Opens 4.1.17

The museum is thrilled to host the artwork of Jim Sallenbach and Irene Schomacker in Spring 2017. Jim and Irene were onsite in February selecting artifacts from the collections to interconnect with their art and the resulting show, An Artistic View of Martin & Osa Johnson’s World will premiere on Saturday April 1st, 2017.

While onsite, artists Jim Sallenbach & Irene Schomacker also outlined their design plan for the museum’s Selsor Art Gallery, and used original copper book plates from Osa Johnson’s JUNGLE FRIENDS to create unique pieces that truly interconnect their own art with Martin & Osa’s legacy.  The exhibition will really be unlike anything we’ve shown at the Safari Museum. This exhibition will run for three months and the artists will generously donate a portion of any art sales to support the Safari Museum!

Here’s a peek at some of the works to be included, and some shots of the artists in residence selecting their pieces!

 

 

 

By |February 17th, 2017|Media Releases|Comments Off on An Artistic View of Martin & Osa Johnson’s World: Opens 4.1.17

Safari Traveling Exhibition available in 2017!

 
Married to Adventure is the largest touring exhibition from this museum.  It features 70 framed photographs, over 20 related artifacts and Movie Posters, 2 large panoramic photo displays and 11 wall text panels.  The exhibition can be customized to accommodate hosts with both small and large venues.
To learn how you can bring this exhibition to a site in your community, please contact Safari Museum curator Jacquelyn Borgeson, our museum curator, at 620-431-2730.
The 70 photographs featured in this exhibition can be viewed in our online galleries:
Click Here to Tour Married to Adventure

By |February 15th, 2017|Media Releases|Comments Off on Safari Traveling Exhibition available in 2017!

Landscape That Never Sleeps

LANDSCAPE THAT NEVER SLEEPS
– Exhibition of landart objects by Ivana Buttry

Artist Introduction:
Ivana Buttry is a czech landartist specialized for landscape-architecture and designing gardens. She designed several succesful projects. Currently, she is working on film project Forest Cathedrals (director Jan Svatoš).

During her studies in France, she came across with landart for the first time in 2004. She is inspired freely in the work of french artists as Emmanuel Plume, Laurent Gerbouin či Yoann Crépin. She is creating installations in nature using rather small scale mainly because they better explain uniqness and singularity of each object. After every installation the work itself is never preserved but in photography or is gradually demaged or left to athmospherical conditions. The land art composition Art of Ivana Buttry tells non uttered story hidden in landscape of each of us.

Ivana cooperates with Czech broadcasting corporation. Currently, she is teaching Landscape architecture at Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague.

Ing. arch. Ivana Buttry, DiS.
* 1978 born in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech republic (Europe)

Studies:
Faculty of Architecture Czech technical university in Prague
École d’Architecture de Nantes
Garden and landscape architecture in Mělník
Department of garden and landscape architecture in Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague

 

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Valentine’s NIGHT at the Museum: Sat. Feb. 11th

Once Upon A Time, a boy from Independence met a girl from Chanute & a Married Adventure began…then later, but also Once Upon A Time, the History Channel named the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum one of the top ten historic sites in the United States to visit for Valentine’s Day…and we only get more romantic after dark!

Join us Saturday, February 11 for our annual Valentine’s Night at the Museum and relive the romance & adventure for yourself! 

Tickets are just $25 per Explorer & include gourmet, homemade appetizers & scrumptious desserts designed for a “Strolling Dinner” through the galleries, plus a fine selection of wines & the always beautiful musical stylings pianist Grace Romaine Stacy…Call 620-431-2730 to reserve your date with adventure today!

 

By |January 18th, 2017|Media Releases|Comments Off on Valentine’s NIGHT at the Museum: Sat. Feb. 11th

Win a Trip of a Lifetime to Tahiti for TWO!

We gave away a Trip for Two to Tanzania in 2015 and the South Seas seemed like the ideal locale to offer next. The winner of this Tahiti Trip Drawing will receive a vacation pass for two and can select from a wide variety of travel options. The vacation pass, valued at $12,000-$13,000, covers all travel and lodging for a 7-9 day trip depending on the options selected. This can be a land based trip with stays in high-end resorts or a cruise trip that visits several Tahiti islands.  The link below has much more information on the trip and how to enter!  The drawing date is December 22, 2016…

 

Safari Trip Drawing

 

By |November 1st, 2016|Media Releases|Comments Off on Win a Trip of a Lifetime to Tahiti for TWO!

Safari Film Fest: The 8-16 Project Ground Zero

SCHEDULE OF ADVENTURES
SATURDAY AUGUST 13

TIME
MATINEE Description, Speaker & List of Films Shown
LOCATION

10-10:45
 
Meet Mr. & Mrs. Johnson
Speaker: Safari Museum Director Conrad Froehlich
FILM SCHEDULED: The Director’s Cut

 
SNARK THEATRE
1st Floor, Safari Museum

11-11:45
Then & Now: Martin & Osa Lives & Footage on Film
Speaker: Safari Museum Curator Jacquelyn Borgeson Zimmer

FILMS SCHEDULED: In the Waiting Room  &
Introducing SIMBA’s Mrs. & Mr. Johnson

 

SNARK THEATRE
1st Floor, Safari Museum

1-1:45

Preserving Visual History: Lost & Found Films
Speakers: Safari Museum Curator Jacquelyn Borgeson Zimmer &
Retired KTWU Film Producer Bill Shaffer
FILMS SCHEDULED: & Royster Serves WWII

Johnson Gallery
2nd Floor, Safari Museum

2-2:45

Domesticating Wild Men & Saving Feral Film Footage
Speaker: Retired KTWU Film Producer Bill Shaffer
FILMS SCHEDULED: Domesticating Wild Men &  Jungle Jim

Johnson Gallery
2nd Floor, Safari Museum

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 14

TIME
MATINEE Description, Speaker & List of Films Shown
LOCATION

1-1:45
Chanute on Film Workshop & Call for Donations
FILMS SCHEDULED:  Royster Serves WWIIArtifact Presentation: Chanute Junior Chamber Agricultural Competition Scrapbook
 
Chanute Historical Society Genealogical Research Building
411 S. Central Avenue

2-3:30

Show & Tell A la Antiques Roadshow, Safari Museum curator Jacquelyn Borgeson will be on hand to inspect participants 8 & 16mm films, negatives, & suggest the historical value of the piece, how and where it might be repaired or digitized.
FILMS SCHEDULED: TBD by Audience Participation…
you bring your own films & we’ll show what we can!

Chanute Historical Society Genealogical Research Building
411 S. Central Avenue

 

Official Media Release:

Safari Film Fest August 13 & 14

This Saturday and Sunday, museum visitors will have a chance to watch local, and not so local, history come alive while learning why it’s important to not just remember the past, but to preserve it for future generations.

The Safari Museum started hosting film fests 13 years ago as a way to get Martin and Osa Johnson’s films transferred to DVD so they would be available to fans […]

By |May 14th, 2016|Media Releases|Comments Off on Safari Film Fest: The 8-16 Project Ground Zero

Adventure Duck Race July 16, 2016

This year, the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum will conduct its 2nd annual “Adventure Duck Race” fundraiser. The idea is simple—”adopt” a rubber duck and join us at the Maring Aquatic Center on Saturday August 16th at 10am to watch a whole bunch of rubber ducks race down the Lazy River!   The event will start at 10am with the official Adventure Race to begin around 10:45.  Duck Racer sponsors do not need to be present to win, but we hope you’ll turn up for a “quacking” good time.

Admission to watch the event will be $1 per person; admission is free to any and all who have purchased at least one racer. Duck adoptions and sales are ongoing and the cost is $5 each or a “Quack Pack” of 5 Racers for $20.  The adopted and numbered racers stay at the museum and come in two sizes.  This year, the museum is also selling the larger ducks ahead of the race so they can be decorated.  The cost is the same as the numbered ducks, but there will be a race entrance fee at the gate of $1 per decorated duck.  Decorated ducks must be at the gate no later than 10:30 & the only ducks that are eligible to hit the water are those that have been purchased at the Safari Museum.

The museum will also be offering a limited collection of “Safari Race Ducks” which businesses and individuals can adopt for $25 to participate in a special Sponsor Only pre-Race.  They, plus one very special “Osa Duck,” which will be a Cash Door Prize race option at the admission gate, will fight the Lazy River current to compete for top honors. All race […]

By |May 13th, 2016|Media Releases|Comments Off on Adventure Duck Race July 16, 2016

Paranormal Investigation in Chanute

How do you conduct a responsible paranormal investigation and remain respectful of the people involved both living and deceased?  The Safari Museum has played host to several paranormal investigation (PI) events by professional groups at both the Santa Fe Depot and at the museum’s original location on Grant Avenue and there is always natural curiosity of how such events are handled. On Saturday, April 30th, Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal Investigations of Independence, MO will conduct a Public Investigation at both the Safari Museum and the Chanute Historical Society located next to our facility.

Founded in 2010 by Team Leader Jimmie McVey, Dusk2Dawn investigators never charge for private service and they are very discreet, and will only release findings if the clients grant permission.  The team do conduct ticketed fundraisers to help charity and non-profit organizations like the Safari Museum and this is the first public fundraising event they are hosting in Chanute on April 30.  A portion of the ticket revenue will be donated to both non-profit museums.

Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, these events are always educational, engaging and anything that helps to maintain Chanute’s historic Santa Fe Depot, as well as our original museum building site at the former Santa Fe Freight Office, is a benefit to our community.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to:

Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal Event in Chanute

 

By |April 14th, 2016|Media Releases|Comments Off on Paranormal Investigation in Chanute