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International Underground Railroad Month - September 2021

September is International Underground Railroad Month in Kansas and Missouri, and among indigenous peoples in Kansas , thanks to the proclamations of... continue>>


Freedom's Frontier Trustees hold meeting via Zoom

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Board of Trustees will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom on August 11, 2021.  Board of Trustees... continue>>





What is Freedom's Frontier? 


First signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, the National Heritage Area program uses public-private partnerships to promote heritage conservation, recreation, and economic development.

Today, heritage areas continue to receive strong bipartisan support. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) champions the program as a "cost-effective" way to "help preserve our heritage, spur economic growth, and create jobs."

In 2019, President Donald Trump signed the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, establishing six new heritage areas. There are now 55 National Heritage Areas across 34 states.

President Trump creates six new NHAs alongside a bipartisan group of lawmakers on March 12, 2019.

Authorized by Congress on October 12, 2006, Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) tells the stories and builds awareness of our region's past, present, and future: the Kansas-Missouri border war, the Civil War, the settlement of the western frontier and rural America, and the enduring struggle of freedom. FFNHA supports and promotes approximately 323 partners, including historic sites, museums, historical societies, libraries, and other cultural-heritage tourism destinations in 41 counties across the Kansas-Missouri border.

KANSAS: Allen · Anderson · Atchison · Bourbon · Chautauqua · Cherokee · Clay · Coffey · Crawford · Douglas· Franklin · Geary · Jackson · Jefferson · Johnson · Labette · Leavenworth · Linn · Miami · Montgomery · Neosho · Osage · Pottawatomie · Riley · Shawnee · Wabaunsee · Wilson · Woodson · Wyandotte

MISSOURI: Barton · Bates· Buchanan · Cass· Clay · Jackson · Johnson · Lafayette · Platte · Ray · St. Clair · Vernon

We protect private property rights in our area.
Our federal charter says we must focus on increasing tourism and economic development — we never interfere with land owners.

  • We never interfere with private property.
  • We never purchase private property.
  • We never impose local zoning changes.
  • We never interfere with water rights.
  • We never restrict landowners' rights.
Read our authorizing legislation to see how Freedom's Frontier can never acquire private property.


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