If you've never toured the home of William Allen White in Emporia, summer is a great time to do it. They've just added Sunday afternoon to their schedule.
If you teach Kansas history or use the WAW lists (hopefully that's all of you who work in grades 3-8!), you owe it yourself to tour Mr. White's home and sit on his lovely porch.
Here are the hours:
New Hours at the W.A. White State Historic Site:
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
1 - 5 p.m. Sunday
Last tour begins at 4:30 p.m.
$3 adults; $1 students; KSHS, Inc., members and children five and under admitted free
927 Exchange St., Emporia.
I took my thirteen year old niece on a KS History trip in June. We went to Leavenworth, Atchison (for Earhart's house), Topeka (KS History Museum) and WAW's house in Emporia.
Maybe others can recommend good summer "local" trips for teachers/librarians...we know the learning doesn't end when school's out.