Course Detail: CE--JTCPTRIP - Journey to Christmas Past Trip
Travel back in time as we visit Christmas past with a trip to Kansas City. After a stop for brunch (included) in Ottawa, we will proceed to Overland Park to experience the holidays 1950's style at the All-Electric House on display at the Johnson County Museum. During our guided tour, see first-hand how Christmas was celebrated in 1954. The house will be decorated with Christmas décor from yesteryear including an aluminum Christmas tree complete with tinsel and a color wheel. Underneath the tree will be some of the must have Christmas gifts from that time period.
It's then on to the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. The Museum houses one of the largest collections of antique toys and fine-scale miniatures in the world. Rediscover your childhood as you see many of the games, dolls and other toys you unwrapped on Christmas morning. A highlight of our guided tour will be a viewing of the Coleman House, the museum's nine-foot-tall dollhouse, which will be decorated out for the holiday season.
We will then explore Christmas on the frontier and learn about Christmas traditions from the 1860's as we take a guided tour of thefully restored John Wornall House, one of four remaining antebellum houses in the Kansas City area. The house, built in 1858, was used as a field hospital for both the Union and Confederate forces after the Battle of Westport.
Finally, no trip to Kansas City would be complete without dinner (included) at the Country Club Plaza and a driving tour of the world famous Plaza Lights.

Trip Itinerary
1 day, Saturday, December 9, 2017

7:45 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
10:00 a.m. - Brunch, Kansas Buffet, Ottawa, Kansas
11:00 a.m. - Depart Ottawa
12:00 p.m. - Arrive at The 1950s All-Electric House, Overland Park, KS
1:00 p.m. - Depart Electric House
1:30 p.m. - Arrive at National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Kansas City, MO
3:00 p.m. - Depart Museum
3:15 p.m. - Arrive at Alexander Majors Historical House, Kansas City, MO
4:15 p.m. - Depart Alexander Majors House
4:30 p.m. - Arrive at Tomfooleries Restaurant, Kansas City, MO
5:30 p.m. - Depart Tomfooleries5:30 p.m. - Tour the Kansas City Plaza Lights
6:15 p.m. - Depart Plaza Lights
9:15 p.m. - Arrive at WSU Metropolitan Complex

Fee: $129 per person, includes transportation, admissions, brunch & dinner

Trip Cancellation:
A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued on cancellations received 6 days or less prior to departure.

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