4/5/2017

Freedom's Frontier Board to meet at National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence, MO

Freedom's Frontier News Release


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

Julie McPike, Managing Director
(785) 856-5283
jmcpike@freedomsfrontier.org

Jim Ogle, Executive Director
(785) 856-3635
jogle@freedomsfrontier.org



Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees to meet at National Frontier Trails Museum

The Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area's Board of Trustees' next regular board meeting will be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, April 12, at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W Pacific Ave, Independence MO.

The governing body of Freedom’s Frontier is the Board of Trustees. Members are opinion leaders from throughout the area and have made financial investment in the organization in addition to using their influence to raise the needed funding to date. The role of this board is to provide governance to the organization and develop fundraising strategies to support its coordination, represent the national heritage area to the public and accept the ultimate legal authority for the organization. While the Board is keenly interested in the success of the heritage area, it yields to the partnership team to set programmatic and project priorities.

The Board of Trustees meets six times a year. These meetings are open to the public and are posted on the Freedom’s Frontier calendar. Meeting locations alternate between heritage area sites in Kansas and Missouri. After the meeting, the host site usually provides a facility tour for the board. For more information about Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, visit www.freedomsfrontier.org. 

National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape. Through their resources, NHAs tell nationally important stories that celebrate our nation's diverse heritage. NHAs are lived-in landscapes. For more information about National Heritage Areas, visit the National Park Service's webpage: https://www.nps.gov/articles/what-is-a-national-heritage-area.htm.

The Trails Museum tells the story of the exploration, acquisition, and settlement of the American West. An award-winning introductory film prepares visitors for the interpretive exhibits which guide them along the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. Quotations from trail diaries are extensively used, allowing pioneer travelers to tell of their experiences in their own words.

The museum is the nation's only historic site certified for all five National Historic Trails connected to the westward expansion of the U.S.: Santa Fe, Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express.


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Mission: Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) is dedicated to building awareness of the struggles for freedom in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. These diverse, interwoven, and nationally important stories grew from a unique physical and cultural landscape. FFNHA inspires respect for multiple perspectives and empowers residents to preserve and share these stories. We achieve our goals through interpretation, preservation, conservation, and education for all residents and visitors.

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

Established: October 12, 2006

Web site: www.freedomsfrontier.org

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