10/2/2014

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

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area News Release 

Contact: Sonia Smith, ssmith@freedomsfrontier.org
(785) 856-5304



Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held in Harrisonville, MO

Don Peters, Executive Director of the Cass County Historical Society, is hosting the regularly scheduled meeting of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area's Board of Trustees. The board will meet Tuesday, October 14, 2-4 p.m., at the Historic Commercial Building at 102 South Independence, in Harrisonville, MO, on the Courthouse Square. The board meets six times annually, in various locations in the 41-county (29 in eastern Kansas; 12 in western Missouri), bi-state heritage area.

Following the meeting, the board will take a private tour of Wayside Rest Plantation home and slave quarters. The property is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been owned by the same family since its construction prior to the Civil War. It is one of the few private homes in the Burnt District that was spared. The slave quarters were recently added to the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom and will soon undergo stabilization and preservation thanks to the combined efforts of the Network to Freedom, the Peculiar Missouri Charitable Trust and the Cass County Historical Society.

For more information about Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, visit www.freedomsfrontier.org.

 

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