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Experience the unique architecture in Mount Mora Cemetery and hear intriguing stories from St. Joseph’s past as you “meet” some of the city’s most fascinating former... details>>
In 1864, martial law was declared in Kansas and every able-bodied man was called to repel Confederate General Sterling Price, who led 10,000 troops across Missouri toward the... details>>
Special commemoration events from October 23-October 26. See website for more information.
Battle of Westport 150th anniversary commemorated
Aaron Barnhart presents KHC program about Kansas Mennonites in WWI
Events that happened in the 29 eastern Kansas and 12 western Missouri counties of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area led to the Civil War and an enduring struggle for freedom. Conflict over slavery and other issues drew those on both sides into a violent Border War. Missouri heroes were Kansas villains. Kansas victories were Missouri tragedies. Now Freedom’s Frontier bridges the border. Explore Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and experience from many viewpoints the strong freedom story that runs along the Missouri Kansas border.
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See where “The Buck” started at the small frame house where the future President was born. details>>
Step back in time into an antebellum farming community. details>>
"One of the best county museums we've seen" say Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart in "The Big Divide: A Travel Guide to Historic and Civil War Sites in the Missouri-Kansas Border Region." details>>