Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees to meet at the Carnegie Building in Lawrence, KS

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area News Release

Jim Ogle
Executive Director
(785) 856-3635

Julie McPike
Managing Director
(785) 856-5283

Sonia J. Smith
Communications and Marketing Manager
(785) 856-5304

Board of Trustees to meet in Lawrence, KS

The Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area's Board of Trustees' next regular board meeting will be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, August 8, at the Carnegie Building, 200 W 9th Street (at Vermont), in Lawrence, Kansas.

Members of the Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees are opinion leaders from throughout the area. The role of this board is to provide governance to the organization and develop fundraising strategies to support its coordination, and represent the national heritage area to the public.

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. 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.

"National Heritage Areas are considered one of the Department of the Interior's most cost effective initiatives, relying on a public/private partnership in which every federal dollar is matched with an average of $5.50 in other public and private financing," say Congressman Charles Dent (R-PA) and Paul Tonko (D-NY).

Click here for more information about the Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees. The page includes a full roster of the board, as well as a meeting schedule.

About Freedom's Frontier
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area has more than 200 partner sites in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. More than 150 of those partner organization have historic forts and battlefields; historic houses; museums and archives; artifacts and documents; parks and nature trails. Other partners are convention visitor and tourism bureaus. All of the partners help to present stories of the shaping of the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War and the enduring struggle for freedom.

Learn more about all of the sites by clicking on "Places to See". There is also a historic timeline, and an events calendar. Visitors can request a map with an email to information@freedomsfrontier.org.

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Heritage Area Fast Facts

Location: 41 counties in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri

Area: 31,021 square miles, approximately the size of South Carolina

Population: 2,883,526 (2017 estimate)

Established: October 12, 2006

Participating Counties
Kansas – 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 – Barton, Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray, St. Clair, Vernon

Website: www.freedomsfrontier.org

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