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Informational Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Higginsville,MO
Hidden History of Kansas
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Tonganoxie,KS
15th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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15th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Grinter Art Fair
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | KC,KS
Movie Night at the Barn
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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15th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Fort Scott,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
An Evening with Marci Penner
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Gardner,KS
Cemetery Tours
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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Home School Day
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Shawnee,KS
Museum After Hours: "Women at War"
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Topeka,KS
On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
Cemetery Tours
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Olathe,KS
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Heritage Fall Festival
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Arrow Rock,MO
Fall Festival
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fairway,KS
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Dietrich Cabin Open House
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
Kansas City Houses, 1885-1938
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Speakeasy – Women of the 1920s
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
Baker Campus Walking Tour for Maple Leaf Festiival
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Baldwin City,KS
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1920s Mystery Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
Music at the Fort
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Sibley,MO
On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
Fourth Tuesday Program
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Tonganoxie,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
Fall Bunco Tournament and Live Auction
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Gardner,KS
Picturing Home: Kansas During World War II
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Historical Hauntings
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
Candlelight Hospital Tours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Lexington,MO
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Dietrich Cabin Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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On Migration in Douglas County, Kansas
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
Halloween at the Watkins
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
 
 
 
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The Struggles for Freedom on the Missouri/Kansas Border
Extraordinary events in the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) forever changed America. In the nineteenth century, the nation turned its eyes to the Missouri/Kansas border, where peoples with diverse definitions of freedom collided, inciting and fueling the Civil War. The impact of these events is forever woven into the nation’s fabric.

 


Shaping the Frontier:
For the half million pioneers who traveled on the Santa Fe, California, Mormon, and Oregon Trials, the Missouri/Kansas border was the jumping off point. In this place where river travel ended, traders, miners, and emigrants purchased provisions and prepared for long overland treks. As they traveled west, many began to see the "permanent" Indian frontier beyond Missouri’s western border as an obstacle to Manifest Destiny.
Missouri/Kansas Border War:
When Kansas was opened for settlement in 1854, a border war ensured, capturing the nation’s attention. The Kansas-Nebraska Act nullified the uneasy balance established by the Missouri Compromise and left the territory’s future slave status in the hands of settlers. The stakes were high for both sides. The violence of the Missouri/Kansas Border War ushered in the Civil War, consumed the region in bloody conflict through war’s end, and devastated communities on both sides of the border.
Enduring Struggles for Freedom:

The nation’s struggle for freedom did not end with the Civil War. Though the war eliminated clashes over geography, efforts to break down society’s barriers continue. Since the Civil War, this place has inspired national policies and ongoing efforts to secure equal freedoms for all Americans.

We began as a grassroots effort through the work of people just like you, who were concerned about our landscape and understood that we have an important, nationally significant story to share.  Our themes are strong in shaping the frontier, the Missouri/Kansas Border War and the enduring struggle for freedom.

We appreciate your interest in Freedom's Frontier and look forward to your participation.  Join us in our efforts in helping to interpret area history that helped shape a nation. 



Partner Meeting Calendar 2018


January 18      Kansas City Public Library - Central Library, Kansas City MO
                       (Agenda Meeting Summary PDF)

March 8           Schuyler Museum, Burlingame KS
                    
   (Agenda Meeting Summary PDF)
                  
May 10            Bates County Museum, Butler MO
                       (Agenda Meeting Summary PDF)

July 12            Banner Creek Science Center & Observatory, Holton KS
                       (Agenda Meeting Summary PDF)

September 13  McClure Archives and University Museum, Warrensburg MO
                       (Agenda Meeting Summary PDF)

November 8     Annual Meeting, Missouri Location to be determined
                       (Register)



 

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