Shawnee Indian Mission hosts two special summer programs

Did you ever wonder what the dog was thinking? Now, you can find out what the dog on the cross-country trip with Lewis and Clark had on his mind.

Seaman finally gets to tell his story.

“Lewis and Clark: A Dog’s Eye View” is a 45-minute puppet show at the Shawnee Indian Mission presented in a partnership with the Fairway Parks and Recreation. Monday is the last day to register for the event.

The program will be held Saturday, July 13. It is suitable for children over five and parents or guardians must be present during the performance. The show is performed by the Puppetry Art Institute and explores the Lewis and Clark journey through the eyes of Seaman, the dog who made the entire 7,000 mile journey to the Pacific Ocean. Marionettes of Sacagawea and a French trapper join Seaman and Lewis and Clark in the show.

Registration is available through Fairway Parks Department at 913-262-0350 or forms are available at the city pool this weekend. The cost is the lesser of $5 per child or $15 per family. Adults are admitted free.

Monday also is the first day that tickets go on sale for a dinner theater called “Hello, the House” which will be held at the Indian Mission on August 16 and 17. The show is a fictitious dramatic interview with Shawnee Indian Mission founder Rev. Thomas Johnson on the night he was murdered in 1865.

Tickets are $25 for the dinner and the show by reservation only which can be made by contacting the mission at 913-262-0867. More information on mission programs is available here.