Freedom’s Frontier NHA held its November partner meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023, at the Carnegie Building in Lawrence, Kansas. FFNHA hosted a luncheon and presented its annual awards at the event.
Judy Johnson, Atkins Johnson Farm and Museum
Mari Rodman, Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum
Christine Blue, Bates County Historical Society and Museum
Courtney Strimel, Cass County Historical Society Inc.
Miriam Spencer, Clay County Historic Sites
Scott Eudaly, Douglas County Historical Society
John Jewell, Douglas County Historical Society
Travis Benton, Douglass School Project
Martin Owens, Freedom’s Frontier NHA
David Beck, Friends of the Free State Capitol
Cindy Quinlan, Geary County Historical Society and Museums
Ardie Grimes, Jefferson County Historical Society
Denae Mezger, Lee’s Summit Historical Society
Sharron Uhler, Monticello Community Historical Society
Cheryn Swanson, Monticello Community Historical Society
David Comer, Overland Park Historical Society
Nancy Black, Saint Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau
Kris Roberts, Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
Kristen Zane, Wyandot Nation of Kansas
Bates County Historical Society and Museum
Black American Blueprint Collective
Cass County Historical Society
Clay County Archives and Historical Library
Douglas County Historical Society
Douglass School Project
Independence Historical Museum Inc (IHMAC)
Jefferson County Historical Society
Lee’s Summit Historical Society
Monticello Community Historical Society
Mt. Mora Cemetery Preservation & Restoration Association
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
Westport Historical Society
Wilson County Historical Society & Museum for SEK
Wornall/Majors House Museums
Wyandot Nation of Kansas
Kathy Laffoon, Liberty Public Schools
Disorder on the Border (Cass County Historical Society, Missouri Humanities, Watkins Museum of History)
Partner Meetings are among FFNHA’s primary means of fulfilling its mission. The events, which include speakers, breakout sessions, and best-practices seminars, encourage communication between the organization, FFNHA partners, and the communities they serve.
Attendees must RSVP and, if desired, pay for lunch five business days prior to the meeting. We no longer accept cash payments.
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) is dedicated to building awareness of the struggles for freedom in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. Its themes are the settlement of the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War and Civil War, and the enduring struggle for freedom. These diverse, interwoven, and nationally important stories grew from a unique physical and cultural landscape. FFNHA inspires respect for multiple perspectives and empowers residents to preserve and share these stories. We achieve our goals through interpretation, preservation, conservation, and education for all residents and visitors.