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Rock Art from Our Prehistoric and Historic Past
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Republic,KS
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An Agricultural Century
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Lee's Summit,MO
The Cowboy Experience Bourbon Train
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Baldwin City,KS
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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
First Saturday Lecture Program
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Eureka,KS
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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Making Black Lives Matter
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Impact of Railroads on Monticello
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Lenexa,KS
Teacher's Bootcamp
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Independence,MO
2015 Byron Book Award Public Talk
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Symbols of Sacrifice
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Westport Art Fair
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Symbols of Sacrifice
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Black Powder Shoot
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Kearney,MO
Haskell Annual Indian Art Market
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Symbols of Sacrifice
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Haskell Annual Indian Art Market
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Symbols of Sacrifice
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Police and Inequality
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Symbols of Sacrifice
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Symbols of Sacrifice
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Symbols of Sacrifice
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
"Mesopotamia on Fire" presentation by LTC Biran Steed
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Fort Leavenworth,KS
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Dinner on the Prairie
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Overland Park,KS
Dinner on the Prairie
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Overland Park,KS
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The Watkins Building
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Lawrence,KS
Ice Cream Social
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Junction City,KS
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Fort Scott & Louisburg Cider Mill Daytrip
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Jammin on the Green - Harvest Moon Concert
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
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Citizenship Ceremony
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Grand Festival of Chez les Canses
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Sibley,MO
St. John's Oktoberfest
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Grand Festival of Chez les Canses
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Sibley,MO
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Wild West Days
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,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 in 41 counties.

We appreciate your interest in Freedom's Frontier and look forward to your participation.  Join us in our efforts in helping to interpret our area history that helped shape a nation.  If you are interested in learning more about becoming a partner of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, contact our Partnership and Development Coordinator, Kathleen Quigley at: kquigley@freedomsfrontier.org  or phone: 785-853-5300.

  

2014 Year In Review

 

 


 

We welcome you to join us at our partner meetings that take place every other month. 

The September 10, 2015 partner meeting will be held at:

The Historic Mt. Gilead Church, Kearney Missouri

The meeting time is 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Highlights
-Erica White, of the Atkins - Johnson Farm and Museum will discuss the process of collaboratively working with FFNHA staff to develop the 1st educational programs at her site.
-Mark Adams, of the Truman Library will discuss the National History Day program and his involvement with Missouri History Day.
-FFNHA staff will discuss the 2016 workplan.

AN RSVP IS REQUIRED

Lunch is $11 per person, however you may still attend the meeting without purchasing a lunch.  In that case, we will still need to be notified you are attending so that a seat will be waiting for you when you arrive. You may RSVP using the form below:


 

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