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2024 Annual Gordon Parks Celebration EVENTS

  • Fort Scott Area Chamber Coffee Kick Off Event
    Fort Scott Area Chamber Coffee Kick Off Event
    Thu, Oct 03
    Fort Scott
    Oct 03, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 03, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Join us for our kick off event during the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Showing of the Criterion Collection film The Learning Tree
    Showing of the Criterion Collection film The Learning Tree
    Thu, Oct 03
    Fort Scott
    Oct 03, 2024, 9:25 AM – 11:30 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 03, 2024, 9:25 AM – 11:30 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Showing of the Criterion Collection film The Learning Tree in FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center Theater. FREE.
  • (Lunch and Learn) “Filmmaking with Gordon Parks: Solomon Northup’s Odyssey”
    (Lunch and Learn) “Filmmaking with Gordon Parks: Solomon Northup’s Odyssey”
    Thu, Oct 03
    Fort Scott
    Oct 03, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 03, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the film Solomon Northup's' Oddessey
  • “Showing of the film, Solomon Northup’s Odyssey”
    “Showing of the film, Solomon Northup’s Odyssey”
    Thu, Oct 03
    Fort Scott
    Oct 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    “Showing of the film, Solomon Northup’s Odyssey” with an introduction by Choice of Weapons Honorees, Art Evans and Fred Watkins in the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center/Auditorium. FREE.
  • Thurs. Oct 3- Guided Trolley Tour of Gordon Parks’ Fort Scott & The Learning Tree Film Scene Locations.
    Thurs. Oct 3- Guided Trolley Tour of Gordon Parks’ Fort Scott & The Learning Tree Film Scene Locations.
    Thu, Oct 03
    Fort Scott
    Oct 03, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 03, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Guided Trolley Tour of Gordon Parks’ Fort Scott & The Learning Tree Film Scene Locations. Meet at the entrance of the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center. See the places in Fort Scott that are part of Gordon Parks’ history. Fee: $8.
  • Capturing the Decisive Moment
    Capturing the Decisive Moment
    Fri, Oct 04
    Fort Scott
    Oct 04, 2024, 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 04, 2024, 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
  • A Conversation with Choice of Weapon Honorees
    A Conversation with Choice of Weapon Honorees
    Fri, Oct 04
    Fort Scott
    Oct 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    “A Conversation with Choice of Weapon Honorees.” The 2024 “Choice of Weapons Award” honorees, Kokayi Ampah, Art Evans and Fred Watkins. FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center Theater. FREE.
  • Screening of the Documentary, I Needed Paris
    Screening of the Documentary, I Needed Paris
    Fri, Oct 04
    Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts
    Oct 04, 2024, 11:15 AM – 12:10 PM
    Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 04, 2024, 11:15 AM – 12:10 PM
    Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Follow the journey of a small group of photography students from the Gordon Parks Academy in Wichita, KS, through Paris, France, in late May 2024.
  •  (Lunch and Learn Event) “Gordon Parks Elementary School INSPIRE”
     (Lunch and Learn Event) “Gordon Parks Elementary School INSPIRE”
    Fri, Oct 04
    Fort Scott
    Oct 04, 2024, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 04, 2024, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Come Learn about the Gordon Parks Elementary School in Kansas City, MO
  • The Footsteps of Gordon Parks
    The Footsteps of Gordon Parks
    Fri, Oct 04
    Fort Scott
    Oct 04, 2024, 12:50 PM – 2:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 04, 2024, 12:50 PM – 2:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Join us for this conversation with Robin Hickman-Winfield, Executive Producer of SoulTouch Productions and great-niece of Gordon Parks and Choice of Weapons Honoree, Kokayi Ampah,
  • Showing of the film Tale of Two Cities
    Showing of the film Tale of Two Cities
    Fri, Oct 04
    Fort Scott
    Oct 04, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 04, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Directed and produced by Choice of Weapons Honoree, Kokayi Ampah.
  • “Celebration Dance Party”
    “Celebration Dance Party”
    Fri, Oct 04
    Fort Scott
    Oct 04, 2024, 8:00 PM – 8:05 PM
    Fort Scott, 113 S Main St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 04, 2024, 8:00 PM – 8:05 PM
    Fort Scott, 113 S Main St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Come and dance the night away to some of the great R&B grooves by the Full Flava Kings Band
  • Open Mic Poetry 2024
    Open Mic Poetry 2024
    Sat, Oct 05
    Fort Scott
    Oct 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Don't miss out on seeing some great creativity and talent
  • Panel Discussion “Photography with Gordon Parks”
    Panel Discussion “Photography with Gordon Parks”
    Sat, Oct 05
    Fort Scott
    Oct 05, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Come and learn about what is was like to work with Gordon Parks
  • (Lunch and Learn Event) “History of the Fort Scott Wayman Chapel A.M.E. African Methodist Episcopal Church” This
    (Lunch and Learn Event) “History of the Fort Scott Wayman Chapel A.M.E. African Methodist Episcopal Church” This
    Sat, Oct 05
    Fort Scott
    Oct 05, 2024, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
  • Showing of the film Leadbelly
    Showing of the film Leadbelly
    Sat, Oct 05
    Fort Scott
    Oct 05, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
  • Sat. Oct 5 -Guided Trolley Tour of Gordon Parks’ Fort Scott & The Learning Tree Film Scene Locations.
    Sat. Oct 5 -Guided Trolley Tour of Gordon Parks’ Fort Scott & The Learning Tree Film Scene Locations.
    Sat, Oct 05
    Fort Scott
    Oct 05, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Guided Trolley Tour of Gordon Parks’ Fort Scott & The Learning Tree Film Scene Locations.
  • Celebration Tribute Dinner 2024
    Celebration Tribute Dinner 2024
    Sat, Oct 05
    Fort Scott
    Oct 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 3 W Oak St Suite B, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Fort Scott, 3 W Oak St Suite B, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
    Join us for an evening of celebration including dinner, music, and tribute to past honorees and to Gordon Parks.
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