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May 26, 2016

Fort Larned National Historic Site Memorial Day events show what life was like on the post
156 years ago


May 26, 2016

Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees meet in June at Flint Hills Discovery Center


May 26, 2016

The Old Depot Museum will screen documentary celebrating town team baseball in early Kansa
s


May 26, 2016

Good Ol' Days celebration in June 3 at Fort Scott National Historic Site


May 24, 2016

Living History and Highlights in History featured for Memorial Day at Fort Scott National
Historic Site


May 18, 2016

Hear, touch and taste the Flint Hills at Flint Hills Festival


May 18, 2016

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes unveils new musuem


May 16, 2016

Trail enthusiastics to get update on Flint Hills Nature Trail progress


May 10, 2016

Brown v. Board welcomes new Chief of Interpretation


May 04, 2016

Old Depot Museum offers One-Room School Days for Homeschooling families in May


May 04, 2016

Freedom's Frontier Partnership meets in Geary County in May 2016


May 02, 2016

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes opens in Fort Scott


April 19, 2016

Franklin County event explores WWII Home Front with photos


April 14, 2016

Friend of the Flint Hills award recipient named


April 11, 2016

34th Annual Civil War Encampment Living History Activities set for Fort Scott NHS


April 11, 2016

Missouri Humanities Council award winners announced


April 11, 2016

Gary Gene Fuenfhausen recognized with Missouri Humanities Council award


April 11, 2016

eXplore Lawrence has a new executive director


April 08, 2016

Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees April meeting is at Pony Express National Museum


March 23, 2016

Grant funding for Jesse James Birthplace & Museum will conserve historic documents


March 21, 2016

Wide Open Town Symposium looks at Kansas City in the Pendergast Era


March 16, 2016

Watkins Museum presentation explores famous Harvey Girls


March 14, 2016

Volunteers needed at Black Jack Battlefield for 2016 Park Day on April 2


March 14, 2016

Black History Study Group features jazz educator Lisa Henry at next meeting


March 09, 2016

Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest finals to come to the Flint Hills Discovery Center


February 29, 2016

Franklin County Historical Society fundraising event invites public to bring quilts for ex
pert analysis


February 29, 2016

Free Educator Open House at Flint Hills Discovery Center


February 29, 2016

Lift Every Voice: The Black Experience in the Heartland will be performed at Fort Scott Na
tional Historic Site


February 27, 2016

175-year-old fur-trading boat located by Missouri steamboat hunters


January 26, 2016

Pasture Burn Workshop to be held at Fort Scott National Historic Site


January 25, 2016

Fort Scott National Historic Site shows PBS documentary "The Loving Story" with discussion
to follow


January 21, 2016

#AskFCHS: you ask, Franklin County Historical Society answers history questions on social
media


January 20, 2016

Nominations for "The Crosby" Award for historic preservation accepted through March 1


January 08, 2016

Freedom’s Frontier Interpretive Grant Awarded


December 28, 2015

Freedom's Frontier partners with Johnson County Library to celebrate Kansas history


December 17, 2015

Watkins Museum offers Introduction to Genealogy Class


December 17, 2015

Fort Scott National Historic Site announces holiday hours


December 08, 2015

Kansas Sampler Festival to come to an end


December 07, 2015

Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees Meeting


December 07, 2015

Come to the Old Depot Museum for a holiday storytime and a museum tour


December 07, 2015

Bates County Museum Building celebrates 100 years


December 04, 2015

Freedom's Frontier donors exceed #GivingTuesday goal


November 30, 2015

New interactive exhibits opening at Fort Scott National Historic Site


November 24, 2015

Black History Study Group examines history of protests in December events


November 24, 2015

Take the Little Women Candlelight Tour of the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum


November 18, 2015

#GivingTuesday is December 1: donate to heritage area and partners


November 02, 2015

FFNHA Board member Deb Barker celebrates 25 years at Franklin County Historical Society


October 29, 2015

Fort Scott NHS announces theme for 34th Annual Candlelight Tour


October 19, 2015

Lone Jack Civil War Museum hosts 13th annual Walk with Civil War Spirits


October 19, 2015

Fort Scott NHS screens "Slavery by Another Name"


September 29, 2015

Flint Hills Masters coming to Flint Hills Discovery Center


September 29, 2015

Deadline approaches for Kansas Historical Society student photo contest


September 25, 2015

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! participants offer free day at the museum


September 23, 2015

Black History Study Group offers Angela Davis film discussion program


September 19, 2015

New exhibit at Watkins Museum explores stories of Emigrant Indian Tribes in Kansas


September 16, 2015

Special Naturalization Ceremony in Fort Scott, Kansas


September 16, 2015

Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees will meet at Bates County Museum


September 16, 2015

Flint Hills region unveils educational map


September 02, 2015

Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield offers demonstrations at Heritage Days


August 31, 2015

Old Depot Museum and Plaza Cinema bringing Harvey Girls back to the big screen


August 26, 2015

Living History featured for Labor Day at Fort Scott National Historic Site


August 26, 2015

Find free family fun at the Flint Hills Discovery Center


August 20, 2015

Kids' Mystery Theater and Sunset Zoo night walk offered at Flint Hills Discovery Center


August 11, 2015

Jesse Cave Descendants recognized for Lucinda’s historical objects


August 11, 2015

Quilter Marla Jackson presents museum talk as part of Civil War on the Western Frontier ac
tivities


August 04, 2015

Freedom's Frontier Interpretive Grant awarded


July 16, 2015

Celebrate the Cowboy at Flint Hills Discovery Center


July 14, 2015

Evening program at Fort Scott National Historic Site features Lee and Grant


July 08, 2015

Sunken steamboat to be recognized with historical marker dedication


July 02, 2015

Forty years ago, Saturday morning cartoons first introduced positive black characters; see
the animation inspired exhibit at Brown v. Board


July 02, 2015

Native Neighbors receives national award from AASLH


June 30, 2015

Independence Day celebrated at Fort Scott National Historic Site


June 12, 2015

Fort Scott National Historic Site program discusses health practices of 1865


May 26, 2015

Good Ol' Days at Fort Scott National Historic Site features outdoor programs


May 26, 2015

Flint Hills Discovery Center announces art contest with cash prizes for 3rd-12th grade stu
dents


May 22, 2015

Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees will meet at Garrison School Cultural Center in Liber
ty, MO


May 18, 2015

Fort Scott National Historic Site's Memorial Day theme is: the soldiers' experience


May 07, 2015

Learn about domestic life in the 19th century in program at Westport Library


May 05, 2015

Learn the moves at the Brown v. Board Sock Hop for Equality


April 22, 2015

What Is It? Artifact Identification Day at Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic
Site


April 21, 2015

Watkins Museum of History leads walking tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in tribute to veterans


April 21, 2015

Julie McPike is 2015 recipient of "The Crosby" Award


April 20, 2015

Workshop gives tips for engaging Douglas County youth in preserving cultural resources


April 15, 2015

Freedom's Frontier offers Interpreting Slavery Workshop


April 15, 2015

Lincoln assassination program titled “Martyr of Liberty” to be presented Saturday evening


April 13, 2015

Tour four historic sites in Topeka on Living History Bus Tour: April 25


April 10, 2015

Martyr of Liberty performance and other events at Fort Scott commemorate end of Civil War


April 03, 2015

Board of Trustees to meet at Kansas City Public Library's Helzberg Auditorium


April 02, 2015

Fort Scott National Historic Site joins #FindYourPark movement


March 23, 2015

Historical marker and 19th century covered wagon will be dedicated in Westport


March 23, 2015

Archaeology in the Classroom: Workshop for Teachers, Interpreters and Museum Docents


March 23, 2015

Archaeology in the Classroom Workshop offered at the Museum at Prairiefire


March 20, 2015

Ring the bells to remember Appomattox


March 09, 2015

Freedom's Frontier Partners offer volunteer opportunities


March 03, 2015

Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees will meet in Ottawa, KS


February 10, 2015

Fifty Years Since Selma: A Voting Rights History and Story


December 11, 2014

Director selected to lead Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site


December 02, 2014

Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees will meet in Leawood, KS


November 25, 2014

Freedom's Frontier encourages spending with a purpose with #GivingTuesday


November 14, 2014

Kansas Humanities Council recognized with prestigious award for #QR1863


October 29, 2014

Park University students establish endowment at National WWI Museum


October 27, 2014

Park University students present drama about 100th anniversary of Christmas Truce of 1914


October 27, 2014

Fort Scott National Historic Site announces 33rd annual Candlelight Tour dates


October 24, 2014

Dinner and celebrity roast will benefit Lee's Summit Museum


October 21, 2014

Battle of Westport 150th anniversary commemorated


October 21, 2014

Aaron Barnhart presents KHC program about Kansas Mennonites in WWI


October 20, 2014

Fort Scott National Historic Site presents Price’s 1864 March through Missouri


October 09, 2014

Walk with Civil War Spirits at Lone Jack Civil War Museum


October 02, 2014

Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees will meet in Harrisonville, MO


September 29, 2014

Luncheon in St. JO, MO, honors award-winners, donors, Heritage Area friends and Partners


September 19, 2014

Learn what role hemp bales played in the Battle of Lexington


September 18, 2014

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates 150th anniversary of battle


September 17, 2014

2013 Twitter reenactment of Quantrill's Raid honored with awards


August 27, 2014

Symbols of Sacrifice: honoring the sacrifices of Americans throughout our nation’s history


August 22, 2014

National Heritage Areas celebrate 30 years telling America's stories


August 19, 2014

Celebrate a smoke-filled weekend at Fort Scott as Smokey Bear turns 70


July 31, 2014

Watkins Museum of History announces Civil War on the Western Frontier 2014 programs


July 24, 2014

Final Fridays will go on at the Carnegie in Lawrence, but pardon our mess


July 15, 2014

Youths have the opportunity to explore local history this summer through field trips


July 08, 2014

River Network names Kansan one of the 2014 "River Heroes"


July 03, 2014

Fort Scott offers trailblazer program this summer with a twist


May 29, 2014

Stagecoach, oxen, and telegraph are highlights of Good Ol’ Days at Fort Scott NHS


May 22, 2014

Westport Historical Society hosts Created Equal events


May 14, 2014

Brownback and Jenkins commemorate desegregation and dedicate new exhibit


May 14, 2014

Fort Scott National Historic Site Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend


May 14, 2014

Trailside Center presents program by Don Bates of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City


May 14, 2014

Eudora Area Historical Society announces May program


May 07, 2014

National Heritage Areas define America's shared history


March 25, 2014

"Voices from the Quilts": 19th and 20th century quilts on display at Fort Scott


March 24, 2014

Repair work scheduled for Johnson County Museum in Shawnee, Kansas


March 24, 2014

Freedom's Frontier partner sites participate in annual Park Day


March 11, 2014

Lawrence quilter's programming accepted into Underground Railroad Network to Freedom


March 07, 2014

Voices from the Quilts exhibit on display at Fort Scott National Historic Site


March 07, 2014

National Park Tourism creates economic benefits in Kansas


March 04, 2014

FFNHA Board of Trustees to meet at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm


February 26, 2014

Fort Scott discussion of The Abolitionists: Cancellation


February 26, 2014

Missouri author, Tom Refiner, talks about the Burnt District at Westport Library


February 26, 2014

Shawn Leigh Alexander leads film discussion: Worse than Slavery


February 21, 2014

Brown v. Board at 60: Looking Back, Looking Forward


February 21, 2014

1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum re-opens and welcomes KC artist Katheryn Krouse


February 14, 2014

Fort Scott National Historic Site screens “The Abolitionists” from "American Experience" (
PBS)


February 14, 2014

Linn County Historian Retires from Trading Post


February 13, 2014

Topeka High students debate racial segregration policies at Brown v. Board


February 07, 2014

Fort Scott National Historic Site closed for Presidents' Day


February 07, 2014

#QR1863 receives Honorable Mention as Outstanding Public History Project


February 07, 2014

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum director is a NCPH 2014 award recipient


February 05, 2014

Weather Closure: Brown v. Board


February 04, 2014

Weather Closure: Brown v. Board


January 23, 2014

Winning entries and finalists in juried high school art contest on exhibit at Brown v. Boa
rd of Education National Historic Site


January 23, 2014

Kansas Byways survey will collect opinions for Kansas Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan


January 17, 2014

Fort Scott National Historic Site closed for Martin Luther King Day


January 17, 2014

Fort Scott National Historic Site presents Shared Stories of the Civil War about the Under
ground Railroad


January 17, 2014

Celebrate MLK Day at Brown v. Board of Education Site


January 07, 2014

Author Tom Rafiner will discuss his new book about Missouri's Burnt District at the Harris
onville Library


January 07, 2014

Arrow Rock (MO) State Historic Site administrator is Harris-Kearney House Museum's Februar
y Second Saturday speaker


December 10, 2013

Immigration and Naturalization Exhibit Opens at Brown v. Board Of Education Site


December 09, 2013

FFNHA Board of Trustees to meet at Riley County Historical Museum


December 02, 2013

Medal of Honor Winners to be Featured on Fort Scott's 32nd Annual Candlelight Tour


November 11, 2013

First Kansas Colored Infantry Mural Presentation at Fort Scott National Historic Site


November 08, 2013

Fort Scott NHS Announces Holiday Closures


November 01, 2013

Fort Scott National Historic Site announces theme for 32nd annual Candlelight Tour


October 30, 2013

Nationally recognized dancer to perform at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic S
ite


October 23, 2013

#QR1863 honored with KMA award


October 23, 2013

Lights on Afterschool at Brown v. Board calls attention to need for more afterschool progr
ams


October 22, 2013

The lost Topeka Constitution is found and will be unveiled at library to mark 158th annive
rsary of Topeka Constitutional Convention


October 21, 2013

New NPS online tool for teachers brings national parks into classrooms


October 18, 2013

Fort Scott National Historic Site open to visitors again after government shutdown ends


October 17, 2013

Celebrate Christmas 1922 at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum


October 17, 2013

Celebrate Christmas 1922 by candlelight at a Holiday Speakeasy


October 02, 2013

Heritage Area honors award recipients and founders


September 11, 2013

Freedom Festival at John Brown Museum State Historic Site


September 10, 2013

From Enlistment to Grave: A Fort Scott Soldier in the Civil War


August 30, 2013

Cass County exhibit explores The Stern Visitations of War


August 30, 2013

Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke talk about the new book of Border War essays they edi
ted


August 30, 2013

Grant Renne & Sons to present program on moving the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum to it
s present location


August 28, 2013

Now Online: Civil War on the Western Border, A Website Exploring the Missouri-Kansas Confl
ict from 1854-1865


August 22, 2013

Symbols of Sacrifice


August 22, 2013

NEW WORK Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre in 1863 "
STILL WE RISE" Exhibition Friday, August 30, 2013


August 22, 2013

Get Outdoors and Connect with the Past during Labor Day Weekend 2013 at Fort Scott NHS


August 21, 2013

How Did They Do That?


August 14, 2013

Harris-Kearney House Museum restoring "Hattie's Room"


August 14, 2013

Photographs by Al Pitzner, on display at 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum in September


August 14, 2013

Whose justice? : A tour at Fort Scott National Historic Site


August 14, 2013

Traveling exhibit at Brown v. Board honors Arab Americans in military, Peace Corps and Dip
lomatic Corps


July 31, 2013

Trailside Center: 25 year later, lost souls of "Lost Township" are still lost


July 31, 2013

Public forum considers bridge crossing and public access to Kansas River


July 31, 2013

Lone Jack Battlefield anniversary commemorates local grit, determination


July 31, 2013

Learn about the Battle of Black Jack through exhibit at Harris-Kearney House Museum


July 23, 2013

Historic houses launch new and bold educational programming


July 08, 2013

Encampment and ice cream social at John Brown Museum State Historic Site


July 08, 2013

Fort Scott uses Shared Stories of the Civil War to explore Quantrill's Raid and Order No.
11


June 27, 2013

Investigate for ghosts at 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum


June 24, 2013

1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum to host exhibit by local articst Brad Ultican


June 24, 2013

Evening cannon firing begins Indepence Day weekend events at Fort Scott National Historic
Site


June 18, 2013

Party in Swope Park with the Westport Historical Society


June 01, 2013

Celebrate summer on the prairie on the historic Mitchell Farmstead


May 28, 2013

Medicine for Good Ol' Days is focus of programs at Fort Scott National Hisotoric Site


May 24, 2013

Battle of Island Mound Site is part of National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom


May 22, 2013

Brown v. Board site to close on federal holidays


May 21, 2013

1855 Harris-Kearney House is a Blue Star Museum


May 21, 2013

Exhibit at Fort Scott highlights story of immigration and naturalization in Kansas


May 21, 2013

Celebrate Memorial Day at Fort Scott National Historic Site


April 26, 2013

Get on the bus and travel back in time for a Civil Rights tour of Topeka


April 26, 2013

Fort Scott now a Railroad Network to Freedom Site


April 26, 2013

Gary Jenkins talks about his documentary film on the rescue of John Doy


March 06, 2013

Rebel Flag Captured by Kansas Troops in Austin, Missouri, in June 1861 now resides in Kans
as


February 28, 2013

Fort Scott National Historic Site tourism brings economics benefits to community


February 26, 2013

Baker University Speech Choir performance explores the original Border War


February 11, 2013

Groundbreaking Civil Rights story happened in Ottawa, Kansas


February 07, 2013

Field trip transportation grants focus on enduring struggle for freedom


February 07, 2013

Presidents Lincoln and Davis to attend Westport gala


January 22, 2013

Ragtime Music is on the program for Franklin County Historical Society's annual meeting


January 16, 2013

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and inaguration day with Brown v. Board


January 10, 2013

Historian Ethan S. Rafuse discusses "Fighting Joe" Hooker


January 08, 2013

Fort Scott National Historic Site commemorates First Kansas Colored Infantry


January 07, 2013

Lincoln and Jefferson visit Westport


January 07, 2013

Emancipation Proclamation commemorated at Brown v. Board


January 03, 2013

Pony Express Museum announces Tuesday Night Talks schedule


January 03, 2013

Winning artwork displayed at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site


January 02, 2013

Fort Scott and A Christmas Carol? Yes! Dramatic reading will be presented


November 06, 2012

Topeka Civil Rights sites offer a history by cell phone tour


November 06, 2012

Fort Scott Candlelight Tour marks 31st year for event


October 26, 2012

Mine Creek Battlefield hosts open house


October 24, 2012

Melissa Eaton is the new president of KCAS


October 10, 2012

URGENT! Post your comments about Lone Jack Civil War Battlefield by Friday, Oct. 12


October 01, 2012

Kansas Ancestor Fair encourages interest in family heritage


September 20, 2012

Historical society hosts Native Neighbors From Franklin County's Past


September 20, 2012

Ritchie House announces Enduring Struggle for Freedom program series


September 20, 2012

Shared Stories of the Civil War offered at Ritchie Historic House Site


September 20, 2012

Learn about historic prservation projects in Topeka


September 20, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City offers genealogy symposium


September 12, 2012

Health and safety at Fort Scott in the mid 19th century is focus of tour


September 12, 2012

Quintard Taylor lectures on African American liberty at Hall Center


August 20, 2012

Brown v. Board Site hosts Grant Fest activities


August 15, 2012

Lone Jack Commemorates 150th anniversary of battle


August 15, 2012

Thunder on the Border is a Border Wars experience at Missouri Town 1855


August 10, 2012

Fort Scott continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War


August 08, 2012

Brown v. Board site hosts doll-making workshop with Marla Jackson


August 06, 2012

Buffalo Soldier Monument honored in Fort Leavenworth ceremony


August 01, 2012

Dream Rocket Project launches exhibit at Harris-Kearney House Museum


July 26, 2012

Independence commemorates multi-faceted history


July 12, 2012

150 Years after Angels Wept: event at Lone Jack Civil War Battlefield


July 12, 2012

“Whose Land Was It?” Land and property issues at Fort Scott highlighted in tour


July 12, 2012

Exhibition examines Lincoln's life and legacy


July 11, 2012

Student art contest commemorates 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation


June 27, 2012

Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards available at Fort Scott National Historic Site


June 18, 2012

Evening cannon firing kicks off celebration at Fort Scott National Historic Site


June 11, 2012

Tragedies of Fort Scott’s history highlighted in evening tour


May 25, 2012

Fort Scott programs honor the American Indian


May 24, 2012

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Fort Scott National Historic Site


May 24, 2012

Prairie Days Festival dates set at Little House on the Prairie


May 16, 2012

Fort Scott thanks America’s armed forces with free entrance to national parks


May 09, 2012

Brown v. Board of Education oral history project will capture community stories


April 30, 2012

Westport Historical Society open house celebrates preservation


April 30, 2012

Memorial illumination honors soldiers’ memory


April 30, 2012

Lee's Summit Historical Society leads a downtown walking tour


April 30, 2012

Historic Lone Jack hosts picnic to Save the Cave (Hotel)


April 27, 2012

DMI names next president and CEO


April 23, 2012

Celebrate spring at Little House on the Prairie Museum


April 23, 2012

Old Depot Museum hosts immigration and naturization in Kansas exhibit


April 23, 2012

Second Saturday Speaker Series scheduled at Westport


April 23, 2012

Historical society celebrates 75 years of preserving the past in Franklin County, KS


April 06, 2012

Fort Osage hosts historic Sibley cemetery tour


April 04, 2012

Fort Scott 2012 Civil War encampment reoccupies the high ground


April 02, 2012

Mine Creek Battlefield to reopen for travel season


March 27, 2012

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area partners offer hands-on Civil War preservation


March 26, 2012

Park Day volunteers needed at Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park


March 26, 2012

Park Day offers hands-on Civil War preservation


February 29, 2012

Bipartisan bill seeks to reform national heritage areas


February 21, 2012

Historic preservation benefits local economy


February 20, 2012

Make Sense of the Civil War in a community conversation at the library


February 02, 2012

Bates County Museum director accepts spot on advisory committee


February 02, 2012

Engagement Forum focuses on the Kansas-Nebraska Act


January 27, 2012

Explore the French presence on the western frontier at Fort Osage


January 23, 2012

Middle school students to learn about "Sleeping Heros"


January 16, 2012

Shared Stories performance schedule announced


December 21, 2011

Library's program discusses Mark Twain’s “The Private History of a Campaign that Failed”


December 16, 2011

Hall Center announces 2012-13 research and creative work fellows


December 09, 2011

Lone Jack Battlefield hosts preservation plan public meeting


November 23, 2011

Jayhawkers are part of the Civil War stories on 30th annual candlelight tour at Fort Scott
NHS


November 04, 2011

Library presents program on Mark Twain and the Civil War


October 28, 2011

Fort Scott NHS commemorates Civil War sesquicentennial in 30th annual candlelight tour


October 18, 2011

Freedom’s Frontier distributes comprehensive map


September 28, 2011

National Cemeteries announce Civil War era travel itinerary


July 28, 2011

Freedom’s Frontier receives grant


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