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Tonight, Dan Smith, Chairman of the Monnett Battle of Westport Fund, will talk about the Battle of Westport. The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of this battle has just... details>>
Join us each "Final Friday" as we invite the public to enjoy a few hours of period music, entertainers, speakers, and exhibits on display. Freedom's Frontier will be hosting... details>>
In 1864, The John Wornall House was a field hospital for Union and Confederate wounded. To commemorate the Battle of Westport sesquicentennial, the museum will have Wornall... details>>
In 1864, The John Wornall House was a field hospital for Union and Confederate wounded. To commemorate the Battle of Westport sesquicentennial, we'll have Wornall family oral... details>>
Enjoy an afternoon of fun paper crafts, tea party bingo, camraderie, tea and cookies.
$10 per person. Includes all supplies.
Seating is limited. Reservations are... details>>
Dinner and celebrity roast will benefit Lee's Summit Museum
Battle of Westport 150th anniversary commemorated
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>>