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Learn from descendants of native and emigrant tribes who have lived in the 41 Kansas and Missouri counties in Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Enjoy a day filled... details>>
Have you ever wondered what life was like during the Civil War?
Join us for a progressive series of programs that will take you through life before, during, & after the... details>>
Sunday October 5, 2:00-3:00
Learn about the Battle of Westport from noted writer, Darryl Levings, author of Saddle the Pale Horse: A Novel of the Invasion of Missouri. details>>
Learn more about early Olathe history by meeting some of the characters resting in the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Please park at Northview Elementary School where a... details>>
Learn what role hemp bales played in the Battle of Lexington
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Battle
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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Explore the history of the Wyandot Nation in this outdoor exhibit and cemetery. details>>
Explore St. Joseph’s black history, including the Underground Railroad and desegregation. details>>
Discover the history of Lecompton from Bleeding Kansas to today. details>>