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Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from... details>>
A moderated conversation with Dr. Spencer Crew and Dr. Matthew Pinsker. The Spencer Cave Black History Month Lecture Series is named for Spencer Cave, who was born a slave at... details>>
Glenn North, discusses passages from his recently published City of Song. The poetry collection celebrates the KC jazz tradition and the African-American experience, and... details>>
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.
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 2017
January 12 Johnson County Central Resource Library, Overland Park KS
March 9 Historic Truman Courthouse, Independence MO
May 11 Tonganoxie Historical Society, Tonganoxie KS
July 13 Bushwhacker Museum, Nevada MO
September 14 Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, Olathe KS
November 9 Bates County Museum, Butler MO