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Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens with your photos! Prizes and special invitations to artist talks are available... details>>
A Heritage Festival and Community Event. Live music all weekend long, reenactors and History presentations, food, vendors and more. Something for everyone, come on out and... details>>
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>>
To celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, the special exhibit "A Tale of Two Nations: Reconnecting Our African-Native Heritage" is free and open to the public.... details>>
In 1976, the nation and much of the world focused on Kansas City and delegates at the Republican National Convention. The presidential nomination battle in Kemper Arena... 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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