Atkins-Johnson Farm offers events, pumpkins

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The current exhibit at Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum is “Demanding a Greater Future: A Centennial of Women’s Suffrage” is open through Oct. 3.

GLADSTONE — The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum, 4109 NE Pleasant Valley Road, has some physically-distant activities on tap.

Starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, there will be Pumpkin Days at the Farm. The working farm produces several crops during the growing season. One of the final harvests is a pumpkin crop. The pumpkins are priced based on pumpkin poundage.

That evening, there’s Pickin’ on the Front Porch starting at 7 p.m. This year marks the 4th annual Pickin’ on the Front Porch Bluegrass concert featuring the band Whiskey Mash.

Attendees should bring a lawn chair and space out 6 feet on the lawn of the museum to enjoy a free evening of music under the stars. Whiskey Mash plays a mix of Americana, roots rock, folk, blues, bluegrass and country.

In the event of extreme storms, this outdoor event will be canceled.

Along with the weekend festivities, the farm and museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The current exhibit “Demanding a Greater Future: A Centennial of Women’s Suffrage” is open through Oct. 3.

“Demanding a Greater Future: Celebrating a Centennial of Women’s Suffrage” is a traveling exhibit sponsored by Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. The exhibit focuses on local Missouri and Kansas suffrage history.

In comparison, “Rightfully Hers” is a pop-up display from The National Archives in partnership with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission on the national history of women’s suffrage and its lasting legacy. Both exhibits are on display along with a Votes for Women selfie station, rare books and an original suffrage-era woman’s dress.