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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

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

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" (

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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