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Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from... details>>
It's spring on the Mahaffie Farm! Watch our farmers shear the sheep, help wash and skirt the wool. Help in the garden and see what is cooking on the cookstove.
Boy and Girl Scouts of all levels can experience spring time on the Mahaffie farm. Scouts and their families are encouraged to visit each activity at their own pace. Each... details>>
History Day is a year long learning opportunity for grades six through twelve, that lets students explore history topics that interest them. They use primary and secondary... details>>
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Freedom’s Frontier Interpretive Grant Awarded
Historic organizations partner for Kansas City Trivia Night
Events that happened in the 29 eastern Kansas and 12 western Missouri counties of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Inc. 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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The John Wornall House was built in 1858 by the prosperous farmer and prominent Kansas Citian John Bristow Wornall. Significantly, the House served as a Civil War battlefield hospital for both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Westport. details>>
Visit the site of the first engagement of African American troops during the Civil War. Learn about the regiment that made U.S. history on a short walking trail. details>>
The Center provides an opportunity for learning, understanding, and admiring nature's ever-changing ways. details>>