Prairie Fire http://kcur.org en The Changing Role Of Natural History Museums http://kcur.org/post/changing-role-natural-history-museums <p></p><p>The Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas is <a href="http://www.kcpt.org/history/local-show-preserving-kus-historic-panorama/">restoring its iconic Panorama of North American Plants and Animals</a>, a 360-degree display of wildlife from North America. The Panorama was originally created in 1893 by KU professor Lewis Lindsay Dyche for the Kansas Pavilion of the World's Columbian Exhibition of the World's Fair in Chicago.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 55836 at http://kcur.org The Changing Role Of Natural History Museums A New 'Cultural Icon' For Overland Park http://kcur.org/post/new-cultural-icon-overland-park <p>A museum with ties to the <a href="http://www.amnh.org/">American Museum of Natural History</a> in New York is slated to open in April 2014 in Overland Park, Kan. It’s part of Prairiefire, a $580 million development currently under construction along 135<sup>th</sup> between Nall and Lamar. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 34382 at http://kcur.org A New 'Cultural Icon' For Overland Park Prairiefire Breaks Ground In Overland Park http://kcur.org/post/prairiefire-breaks-ground-overland-park <p>City and state officials were on hand Thursday to lift the shovels during a ceremonial groundbreaking for <a href="http://www.celebrateprairiefire.com/">Prairiefire</a>, a new Overland Park development at 135th Street between Nall and Lamar. The site includes a natural history museum. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:15:56 +0000 Laura Spencer 30239 at http://kcur.org Prairiefire Breaks Ground In Overland Park KC History: Prairie Fire http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-prairie-fire <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> Our past guest <strong>Julie Courtwright</strong> will be speaking this Sunday at 2pm at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. <a href="http://www.kclibrary.org/event/julie-courtwright-prairie-fire-great-plains-history"><strong>More info here</strong></a>.</p><p>Coming up on the <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"><strong>Walt Bodine Show</strong></a> this Friday, an environmental history of the Great Plains through the lens of prairie fires. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:52:05 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Walt Bodine 9106 at http://kcur.org KC History: Prairie Fire