Travel and History
Virtual Programs for 50 Plus
Virtual Travel Shows
Get ready to travel again with 50 Plus! Join us at our first ever virtual Travel Show on Wednesday, October 21 to preview new scheduled destinations and beautiful vacation spots for January - April of 2021. These presentations will be offered via Zoom at different times throughout the day.
10am - Tropical Costa Rica
1pm - Alaska's Northern Lights
3pm - Painted Canyons of the West
Call (913) 826-2975 to RSVP. RSVP is required to attend these free programs. Information on how to access the travel presentations will be sent no later than 5:00pm the day before the program to those who RSVP. Detailed tour Itineraries are available here.
And Check Out These Other Great Travel and History Resources!
Discover Monticello - Virtual Tour
At just 26 years old, future President Thomas Jefferson inherited a plantation in rural Virginia. An architecture enthusiast, Jefferson himself devised a combination of Neoclassical and Palladian architecture for the estate that would come to be known as Monticello. It is now a National Historic Landmark, and, along with the University of Virginia--which was also one of Jeffersons designs--a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If Monticello looks familiar to you, its probably because its on the reserve side of the nickel.
Discover Mount Vernon - Virtual Tour
Mount Vernon began as a one-and-a-half story home built by George Washingtons father, Augustine, in 1734. It went on to become the plantation of George and Martha Washington, the first President and First Lady of the United States of America. The architectural style of the home is described as loose Palladian, which is a European style inspired by Ancient Greek and Roman structures. Mount Vernon was expanded twice during George Washingtons lifetime, in the late 1750s and in the 1770s, and it was his home until his death in 1799. In 1858, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association acquired the historic home and saved it from ruin by restoring it. Click the link below to begin your virtual tour.
The World’s Oldest Construction Project
Dog Mushing in Alaska
Tropical Costa Rica | Collette - Central America Tours
From lush green landscapes to stunning wildlife, Costa Rica is a nature lover’s dream come true. Check out this video below or click here to learn more about alluring Costa Rica!
What Did the Hubble Telescope See on Your Birthday?
The Hubble explores the universe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means it has observed some fascinating cosmic wonders every day of the year. What did Hubble look at on your birthday? Enter the month and date at the link below to find out!