Kansas Museum of History: Sundown Film Festival

Movies outdoors under the stars are with free admission to the Kansas Museum of History, which is open until 9 p.m. during the summer months. Movies begin at sundown (around 9 p.m. ). Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the movie outdoors on the grounds of the Kansas Historical Society.

Before the show, check out the special exhibits gallery featuring Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes. The Museum Store will also be open. Admission is free to the movie and museum. Popcorn, candy, soda, and water will be available for purchase.

If rain is in the weather forecast, the event will be moved indoors to the Museum lobby. The Historical Society is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka. For more information, call 785-272-8681.

JUNE 10, 2016 – WAR HORSE (PG-13)

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis
Click here to watch the trailer.


July 8, 2016 – White Christmas (1954) – starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney. Not rated.

August 24, 2016 – Unbroken (2014) – starring Jack O’Connell, directed by Angelina Jolie. Rate PG-13.


Adrienne Landry Dunavin is a member of the Kansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee and is the primary administrator of KansasWW1.org. She worked at the KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies as their Outreach Coordinator from 2010-2016. During that time she served on the KU WWI Centennial Commemoration Working Group. She continues to volunteer as a representative for CREES and KU WWI on this blog.