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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Spies of Mississippi
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Adventure Camp, Pioneers Across the Prairie
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Manhattan,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
In Search of History: The Night Tulsa Burned
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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20th Annual Bleeding Kansas 2016 Program Series
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Lecompton,KS
Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Pasture Burn Workshop
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Adventure Camp, The Pony Express
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Manhattan,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Soldiers in the Army of Freedom
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Black History Month - Juneteenth Panels
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Topeka,KS
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20th Annual Bleeding Kansas 2016 Program Series
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Lecompton,KS
Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Black History Month - Juneteenth Panels
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Topeka,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Osher Class- Manhattan Home Life in the 1880s
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Manhattan,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Mahaffie Gala
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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20th Annual Bleeding Kansas 2016 Program Series
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Lecompton,KS
Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Mt. Gilead Monday- George Washington
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Kearney,MO
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Osher Class- Manhattan Home Life in the 1880s
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Manhattan,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Winter on the Farm
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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20th Annual Bleeding Kansas 2016 Program Series
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Lecompton,KS
Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
Exhibition opening: How People Make Things
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 315 S. 3rd Street,KS
 
 
 
 
 
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The Struggles for Freedom on the Missouri/Kansas Border
Extraordinary events in the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) forever changed America. In the nineteenth century, the nation turned its eyes to the Missouri/Kansas border, where peoples with diverse definitions of freedom collided, inciting and fueling the Civil War. The impact of these events is forever woven into the nation’s fabric.

 


Shaping the Frontier:
For the half million pioneers who traveled on the Santa Fe, California, Mormon, and Oregon Trials, the Missouri/Kansas border was the jumping off point. In this place where river travel ended, traders, miners, and emigrants purchased provisions and prepared for long overland treks. As they traveled west, many began to see the "permanent" Indian frontier beyond Missouri’s western border as an obstacle to Manifest Destiny.
Missouri/Kansas Border War:
When Kansas was opened for settlement in 1854, a border war ensured, capturing the nation’s attention. The Kansas-Nebraska Act nullified the uneasy balance established by the Missouri Compromise and left the territory’s future slave status in the hands of settlers. The stakes were high for both sides. The violence of the Missouri/Kansas Border War ushered in the Civil War, consumed the region in bloody conflict through war’s end, and devastated communities on both sides of the border.
Enduring Struggles for Freedom:
The nation’s struggle for freedom did not end with the Civil War. Though the war eliminated clashes over geography, efforts to break down society’s barriers continue. Since the Civil War, this place has inspired national policies and ongoing efforts to secure equal freedoms for all Americans.

We began as a grassroots effort through the work of people just like you, who were concerned about our landscape and understood that we have an important, nationally significant story to share.  Our themes are strong in shaping the frontier, the Missouri/Kansas Border War and the enduring struggle for freedom.

We appreciate your interest in Freedom's Frontier and look forward to your participation.  Join us in our efforts in helping to interpret area history that helped shape a nation. 

 

 


 

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Partner Meeting Calendar 2016 

January 14 - Alexander Majors Barn: KC,MO
March 10 - Woodneath Library: KC, MO
May 12 - Geary County Historical Society Museum: Junction City, KS
July 14 - Humboldt, KS
September 8 - Lexington, MO
November 10 - Johnson County KS Library: Overland Park, KS

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