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Extraordinary events in Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area 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 a Civil War. The impact of these events is forever woven into the nation’s fabric.

Freedom’s Frontier began as a grassroots effort of people just like you, who were concerned about our landscape. They understood that we have an important, nationally significant story to share about shaping the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War, and the enduring struggle for freedom. More than 230 museums, historical societies, and heritage sites partner with us in telling these stories. Join us in our efforts in helping to interpret history that helped shape a nation.

Freedom’s Frontier offers a wide selection of interactive tours that guide users to partner sites across the heritage area. Browse our library at our new tour portal.

Learn more here.

Please note: location operating hours vary. Please confirm location hours before visiting.

  • Freedom’s Frontier NHA Headquarters (by appt) or at the Watkins Museum (Lawrence, KS) 
  • Riley County Historical Museum (Manhattan, KS) 
  • Wabaunsee County Historical Museum (Alma, KS) 
  • Historic Lecompton (Lecompton, KS) 
  • Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum (Quindaro, KS) by appt 
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (Topeka, KS) 
  • Bushwhacker Museum (Nevada, MO) 
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center (Manhattan, KS) 
  • Fort Scott National Historical Site (Fort Scott, KS) 
  • Lee’s Summit Historical Society (Lee’s Summit, MO) 
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site (Olathe, KS) 
  • Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Depot location (Ottawa, KS) 
  • St. Joseph MO Visitors Bureau Visitor’s Center (St. Joseph, MO) 

Learn about the benefits of FFNHA partnership here.

FFNHA PARTNER SITES

1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum and Westport Historical Society website
1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home and Museum website
Adrian Area Historical Society website
Agency Ford Museum website
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art website
Alexander Majors House and Barn website
Alexander/Madison Chapter of KC Buffalo Soldiers website
Allen County Historical Society website
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum website
Amelia Earhart Hanger Museum website
American Flight Museum website
American Jazz Museum website
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center website
Appleton City Landmark Restorations, Inc. website
Arabia Steamboat Museum website
Archives & Research Center of Franklin Co KS website
Atchison County Historical Society website
Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum website
Baker Wetlands and Discovery Center website
Basehor Historical Museum Society website
Bates County Museum & Historical Society website
Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site website
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site website
Battle of Westport Museum website
Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum website
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church website
Bingham-Waggoner Estate website
Black American Blueprint Collective
Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph website
Black Archives of Mid America website
Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park website
Blue Room and Gem Theatre website
Boston Daniels Park and Corporation
Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site website
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center website
Burlingame Historical Preservation Society website
Burlingame Schuyler Museum website
Burnt District Monument and Sharps-Hopper Cabin website
Caney Valley Historical Society & Museum website
Carnegie Building website
Cass County Historical Society and Museum website
Cave Spring Park, home of Barnes Enclosure, Cave Spring, and 3 Trails website
Cherryvale Historical Museum website
Civil War Round Table of Kansas City website
Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri website
Clay County Archives & Historical Library website
Clay County Historic Sites website
Clay County Historical Society Museum website
Clearfield County Historical Society website
Clendening History of Medicine Museum website
Coffey County Historical Society Museum website
Concordia Area Museum and Historical Society website
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site website
Constitution Hall SHS Lecompton website
Constitution Hall Topeka website
Crawford County Historical Museum website
Curtis House Museum website
Democratic Headquarters of Kansas Territory in Lecompton website
DeSoto Historical Society
Dietrich Cabin website
Dole Institute of Politics website
Dorothy Day Log Cabin at Platte Wildlife Preserve website
Douglas County Chapter of Santa Fe Trail Association and Ivan Boyd Prairie website
Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council website
Douglass School Project website
Edgerton Community Museum website
Ernie Miller Nature Center website
Eudora Area Historical Society and Community Museum website
Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives website
First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site website
Fishburn Archives & Special Collections at Park University website
Flint Hills Discovery Center website
Forest Grove Cemetery Project website
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery website
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark website
Fort Scott National Historic Site website
Franklin County Historical Society website
Friends of the Free State Capitol website
Frontier Army Museum website
Gardner Historical Museum website
Gardner Junction Park website
Garrison School Cultural Center website
Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America website
Geary County Historical Society website
General Jo Shelby Park and Statue website
George Historic Cemetery Association, Inc. website
Glore Psychiatric Museum website
Goodnow House State Historic Site website
Gordon Parks Museum website
Great Overland Station website
Grinter Place State Historic Site website
Guardians of Grover Barn website
Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site website
Harry S. Truman Farm Home in Grandview website
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum website
Harry S. Truman NHS Home Site – Independence website
Harry S. Truman NHS Visitor Center website
Haskell Cultural Center and Museum website
Historic Mt. Gilead Church and School website
Historic Topeka Cemetery website
Historical Society of New Santa Fe and the Trailside Center website
Howard Cemetery
Humboldt Historical Society and Museum website
Humboldt’s Orcutt Living History Backyard Museum website
Huron Indian Cemetery website
Independence Historical Museum and Art Center website
Jackson County Historical Society website
Jefferson County Historical and Genealogical Society website
Jesse James Bank Museum website
Jesse James Birthplace Farm and Museum website
Jesse James Home Museum (at Patee House) website
John and Mary Ritchie House website
John Brown Museum SHS and Adair Cabin website
John Brown Speaks website
Johnson County Historic Courthouse Museum website
Johnson County Library website
Johnson County Museum website
Johnson County, MO Historical Society website
Juneteenth, KC website
Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association website
Kansas City Kansas Community College website
Kansas City Museum website
Kansas Historical Society website
Kaw Point Park website
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art website
King Hill Cemetery and Preservation Corps website
KU Natural History Museum website
La Cygne Historical Society
LaBudde Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, UMKC website
Lanesfield School Historic Site website
Lansing Historical Museum website
Lawrence Public Library website
Lawrence/Douglas Co Community Remembrance Project website
Leavenworth Historical Society and Carroll Mansion Museum website
Lecompton Historical Society And Territorial Capitol Museum website
Lee’s Summit Historical Society, Museum, and Historic Cemetery website
Legler Barn Museum and Depot website
Leila’s Hair Museum website
Lenexa Historical Society website
Leonard H. Axe Library at Pittsburg State University website
Lexington Historical Association and Museum website
Liberty African American Legacy Memorial Project at Garrison School website
Liberty Jail Historic Site website
Lied Center website
Linn County Historical Society and Museum website
Little House on the Prairie Museum website
Lone Jack Historical Society website
Louisburg Historical Society
Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes website
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm website
Marais de Cygnes Society and Massacre State Historic Site website
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art website
Marla Quilts, and African Quilts Museum, Inc. website
Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary website
McClure Archives and University Museum UCM website
Mem-Erie Historical Museum website
Merriam Historic Plaza website
Miami County Historical Museum website
Midland Railway Depot website
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site website
Miners Hall Museum website
Missouri River Outfitters Chapter of Sante Fe Trails Association website
Missouri Town website
Missouri Valley Room KCMO Library website
Monticello Community Historical Society website
Mound City Historical Society and Park website
Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie Park website
Mount Mora Cemetery website
Museum at Prairiefire website
Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture, Inc (MDHAC) website
Museum of the Kansas National Guard website
National Archives at Kansas City website
National Frontier Trails Museum website
National World War I Museum and Memorial website
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum website
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art website
Newell-Johnson-Searle House website
Olathe Historical Society website
Olathe Memorial Cemetery website
Olathe Public Library website
Old Castle Museum at Baker University website
Old Depot Museum website
Old Jefferson Town website
Old Prairie Town at Warde-Meade Historic Site website
Old Quindaro Museum
Old Stone House Along the Oregon Trail Conservancy
Opothleyahola Memorial Building website
Oregon-California Trails Association website
Osage Mission-Neosho County Historical Society Museum and Graves Library website
Osage Village State Historic Site website
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens website
Overland Park Historical Society website
Partners of the First Territorial Capitol website
Patee House Museum website
Pharis Farm website
Platte County Historical Society and Ben Ferrel Museum website
Pony Express National Museum website
Poplar Heights Living History Farm and Museum website
Prairie State Park website
Quindaro Overlook and Ruins website
Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum (Historic Vernon School) website
Rapp School website
Ray County Historical Society Museum and Genealogical Library website
Raytown Historical Society And Museum website
Remington Nature Center website
Rice-Tremonti Home website
Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum website
Riley County Genealogical Society website
Riley County Historical Society and Museum website
Ritchie Cemetery Friends Group, Inc. website
Roubidoux Row Museum website
Sauk River Camp
SEK Museum Alliance website
Shawnee County Historical Society website
Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site website
Shawnee Mission DAR Chapter website
Shawnee Town 1929 Museum website
Shoal Creek Living History Museum website
Smithville MO Historical Society website
Southeast KS Nature Center at Schermerhorn Park and Cave website
Spencer Museum of Art website
St. Clair County Historical Society and Museum website
St. Joseph Museums website
St. Philippine Duchesne Shrine and Potawatomie Trail of Death Memorial Park website
Sumner Elementary School (Brown v Board Sumner Legacy Trust) website
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site website
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society website
Topeka Genealogical Society website
Trading Post Museum website
Union Cemetery Historical Society and Cemetery website
Union Station website
Vaile Victorian Mansion website
Vernon County Historical Society and Bushwacker Museum website
Virginia School website
Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum website
Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum website
Wakefield Museum website
Watkins Museum of History and Douglas County Historical Society website
Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site website
Weaving the River website
Wells P. Bailey House & Historic Preservation Partnership of Lyndon, Inc. website
Wentworth Military Academy Museum website
William Clarke Quantrill Society
Wilson County Historical Society and Museum website
Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum website
Woodson County Historical Society and Museum website
Wornall Majors House Museums website
Wyandot Nation of Kansas website
Wyandotte County Historical Museum website
Wyandotte High School Alumni Center website
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion website

Extraordinary events in Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area 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 a Civil War. The impact of these events is forever woven into the nation’s fabric.

Freedom’s Frontier began as a grassroots effort of people just like you, who were concerned about our landscape. They understood that we have an important, nationally significant story to share about shaping the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War, and the enduring struggle for freedom. More than 230 museums, historical societies, and heritage sites partner with us in telling these stories. Join us in our efforts in helping to interpret history that helped shape a nation.

Freedom’s Frontier offers a wide selection of interactive tours that guide users to partner sites across the heritage area. Browse our library at our new tour portal.

Learn more here.

Please note: location operating hours vary. Please confirm location hours before visiting.

  • Freedom’s Frontier NHA Headquarters (by appt) or at the Watkins Museum (Lawrence, KS) 
  • Riley County Historical Museum (Manhattan, KS) 
  • Wabaunsee County Historical Museum (Alma, KS) 
  • Historic Lecompton (Lecompton, KS) 
  • Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum (Quindaro, KS) by appt 
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (Topeka, KS) 
  • Bushwhacker Museum (Nevada, MO) 
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center (Manhattan, KS) 
  • Fort Scott National Historical Site (Fort Scott, KS) 
  • Lee’s Summit Historical Society (Lee’s Summit, MO) 
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site (Olathe, KS) 
  • Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Depot location (Ottawa, KS) 
  • St. Joseph MO Visitors Bureau Visitor’s Center (St. Joseph, MO) 

Please note: location operating hours vary. Please confirm location hours before visiting.

  • Freedom’s Frontier NHA Headquarters (by appt) or at the Watkins Museum (Lawrence, KS) 
  • Riley County Historical Museum (Manhattan, KS) 
  • Wabaunsee County Historical Museum (Alma, KS) 
  • Historic Lecompton (Lecompton, KS) 
  • Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum (Quindaro, KS) by appt 
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (Topeka, KS) 
  • Bushwhacker Museum (Nevada, MO) 
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center (Manhattan, KS) 
  • Fort Scott National Historical Site (Fort Scott, KS) 
  • Lee’s Summit Historical Society (Lee’s Summit, MO) 
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site (Olathe, KS) 
  • Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Depot location (Ottawa, KS) 
  • St. Joseph MO Visitors Bureau Visitor’s Center (St. Joseph, MO) 

The Carnegie building’s Heritage Room and West Gallery are available to view by appointment Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn more here.

Learn about the benefits of FFNHA partnership here.

FFNHA PARTNER SITES

1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum and Westport Historical Society website
1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home and Museum website
Adrian Area Historical Society website
Agency Ford Museum website
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art website
Alexander Majors House and Barn website
Alexander/Madison Chapter of KC Buffalo Soldiers website
Allen County Historical Society website
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum website
Amelia Earhart Hanger Museum website
American Flight Museum website
American Jazz Museum website
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center website
Appleton City Landmark Restorations, Inc. website
Arabia Steamboat Museum website
Archives & Research Center of Franklin Co KS website
Atchison County Historical Society website
Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum website
Baker Wetlands and Discovery Center website
Basehor Historical Museum Society website
Bates County Museum & Historical Society website
Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site website
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site website
Battle of Westport Museum website
Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum website
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church website
Bingham-Waggoner Estate website
Black American Blueprint Collective
Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph website
Black Archives of Mid America website
Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park website
Blue Room and Gem Theatre website
Boston Daniels Park and Corporation
Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site website
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center website
Burlingame Historical Preservation Society website
Burlingame Schuyler Museum website
Burnt District Monument and Sharps-Hopper Cabin website
Caney Valley Historical Society & Museum website
Carnegie Building website
Cass County Historical Society and Museum website
Cave Spring Park, home of Barnes Enclosure, Cave Spring, and 3 Trails website
Cherryvale Historical Museum website
Civil War Round Table of Kansas City website
Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri website
Clay County Archives & Historical Library website
Clay County Historic Sites website
Clay County Historical Society Museum website
Clearfield County Historical Society website
Clendening History of Medicine Museum website
Coffey County Historical Society Museum website
Concordia Area Museum and Historical Society website
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site website
Constitution Hall SHS Lecompton website
Constitution Hall Topeka website
Crawford County Historical Museum website
Curtis House Museum website
Democratic Headquarters of Kansas Territory in Lecompton website
DeSoto Historical Society
Dietrich Cabin website
Dole Institute of Politics website
Dorothy Day Log Cabin at Platte Wildlife Preserve website
Douglas County Chapter of Santa Fe Trail Association and Ivan Boyd Prairie website
Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council website
Douglass School Project website
Edgerton Community Museum website
Ernie Miller Nature Center website
Eudora Area Historical Society and Community Museum website
Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives website
First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site website
Fishburn Archives & Special Collections at Park University website
Flint Hills Discovery Center website
Forest Grove Cemetery Project website
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery website
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark website
Fort Scott National Historic Site website
Franklin County Historical Society website
Friends of the Free State Capitol website
Frontier Army Museum website
Gardner Historical Museum website
Gardner Junction Park website
Garrison School Cultural Center website
Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America website
Geary County Historical Society website
General Jo Shelby Park and Statue website
George Historic Cemetery Association, Inc. website
Glore Psychiatric Museum website
Goodnow House State Historic Site website
Gordon Parks Museum website
Great Overland Station website
Grinter Place State Historic Site website
Guardians of Grover Barn website
Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site website
Harry S. Truman Farm Home in Grandview website
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum website
Harry S. Truman NHS Home Site – Independence website
Harry S. Truman NHS Visitor Center website
Haskell Cultural Center and Museum website
Historic Mt. Gilead Church and School website
Historic Topeka Cemetery website
Historical Society of New Santa Fe and the Trailside Center website
Howard Cemetery
Humboldt Historical Society and Museum website
Humboldt’s Orcutt Living History Backyard Museum website
Huron Indian Cemetery website
Independence Historical Museum and Art Center website
Jackson County Historical Society website
Jefferson County Historical and Genealogical Society website
Jesse James Bank Museum website
Jesse James Birthplace Farm and Museum website
Jesse James Home Museum (at Patee House) website
John and Mary Ritchie House website
John Brown Museum SHS and Adair Cabin website
John Brown Speaks website
Johnson County Historic Courthouse Museum website
Johnson County Library website
Johnson County Museum website
Johnson County, MO Historical Society website
Juneteenth, KC website
Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association website
Kansas City Kansas Community College website
Kansas City Museum website
Kansas Historical Society website
Kaw Point Park website
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art website
King Hill Cemetery and Preservation Corps website
KU Natural History Museum website
La Cygne Historical Society
LaBudde Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, UMKC website
Lanesfield School Historic Site website
Lansing Historical Museum website
Lawrence Public Library website
Lawrence/Douglas Co Community Remembrance Project website
Leavenworth Historical Society and Carroll Mansion Museum website
Lecompton Historical Society And Territorial Capitol Museum website
Lee’s Summit Historical Society, Museum, and Historic Cemetery website
Legler Barn Museum and Depot website
Leila’s Hair Museum website
Lenexa Historical Society website
Leonard H. Axe Library at Pittsburg State University website
Lexington Historical Association and Museum website
Liberty African American Legacy Memorial Project at Garrison School website
Liberty Jail Historic Site website
Lied Center website
Linn County Historical Society and Museum website
Little House on the Prairie Museum website
Lone Jack Historical Society website
Louisburg Historical Society
Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes website
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm website
Marais de Cygnes Society and Massacre State Historic Site website
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art website
Marla Quilts, and African Quilts Museum, Inc. website
Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary website
McClure Archives and University Museum UCM website
Mem-Erie Historical Museum website
Merriam Historic Plaza website
Miami County Historical Museum website
Midland Railway Depot website
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site website
Miners Hall Museum website
Missouri River Outfitters Chapter of Sante Fe Trails Association website
Missouri Town website
Missouri Valley Room KCMO Library website
Monticello Community Historical Society website
Mound City Historical Society and Park website
Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie Park website
Mount Mora Cemetery website
Museum at Prairiefire website
Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture, Inc (MDHAC) website
Museum of the Kansas National Guard website
National Archives at Kansas City website
National Frontier Trails Museum website
National World War I Museum and Memorial website
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum website
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art website
Newell-Johnson-Searle House website
Olathe Historical Society website
Olathe Memorial Cemetery website
Olathe Public Library website
Old Castle Museum at Baker University website
Old Depot Museum website
Old Jefferson Town website
Old Prairie Town at Warde-Meade Historic Site website
Old Quindaro Museum
Old Stone House Along the Oregon Trail Conservancy
Opothleyahola Memorial Building website
Oregon-California Trails Association website
Osage Mission-Neosho County Historical Society Museum and Graves Library website
Osage Village State Historic Site website
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens website
Overland Park Historical Society website
Partners of the First Territorial Capitol website
Patee House Museum website
Pharis Farm website
Platte County Historical Society and Ben Ferrel Museum website
Pony Express National Museum website
Poplar Heights Living History Farm and Museum website
Prairie State Park website
Quindaro Overlook and Ruins website
Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum (Historic Vernon School) website
Rapp School website
Ray County Historical Society Museum and Genealogical Library website
Raytown Historical Society And Museum website
Remington Nature Center website
Rice-Tremonti Home website
Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum website
Riley County Genealogical Society website
Riley County Historical Society and Museum website
Ritchie Cemetery Friends Group, Inc. website
Roubidoux Row Museum website
Sauk River Camp
SEK Museum Alliance website
Shawnee County Historical Society website
Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site website
Shawnee Mission DAR Chapter website
Shawnee Town 1929 Museum website
Shoal Creek Living History Museum website
Smithville MO Historical Society website
Southeast KS Nature Center at Schermerhorn Park and Cave website
Spencer Museum of Art website
St. Clair County Historical Society and Museum website
St. Joseph Museums website
St. Philippine Duchesne Shrine and Potawatomie Trail of Death Memorial Park website
Sumner Elementary School (Brown v Board Sumner Legacy Trust) website
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site website
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society website
Topeka Genealogical Society website
Trading Post Museum website
Union Cemetery Historical Society and Cemetery website
Union Station website
Vaile Victorian Mansion website
Vernon County Historical Society and Bushwacker Museum website
Virginia School website
Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum website
Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum website
Wakefield Museum website
Watkins Museum of History and Douglas County Historical Society website
Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site website
Weaving the River website
Wells P. Bailey House & Historic Preservation Partnership of Lyndon, Inc. website
Wentworth Military Academy Museum website
William Clarke Quantrill Society
Wilson County Historical Society and Museum website
Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum website
Woodson County Historical Society and Museum website
Wornall Majors House Museums website
Wyandot Nation of Kansas website
Wyandotte County Historical Museum website
Wyandotte High School Alumni Center website
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion website

LIST OF AFFILIATE SITES

Alliance of National Heritage Areas

https://www.nationalheritageareas.us/

Arrow Rock State Historic Site

https://mostateparks.com/park/arrow-rock-state-historic-site

Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory

https://www.bcscience.org/

Battle of Carthage State Historic Site

 

Battles of Newtonia

https://newtoniabpa.webs.com/contactnbpa.htm

Blackpast.org

https://www.blackpast.org/

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

https://blackstoneheritagecorridor.org/

Carthage Civil War Museum

 

Cedar County Historical Society

 

Combat Air Museum

https://www.combatairmuseum.org/

Common Ground Kansas

https://www.commongroundks.com/

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

 

Essex National Heritage Area

https://essexheritage.org/

Far West

 

First Presbyterian Church

 

Fort Larned National Historic Site

https://www.nps.gov/fols/index.htm

Front Porch Alliance

https://frontporchalliance.org/

George Washington Carver National Monument

 

Homestead National Historical Park

https://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm

Jasper County Courthouse

 

Kansas African American Museum

https://www.tkaamuseum.org/

Kansas City Library

https://kclibrary.org/

Kansas City, KS Public Library

https://www.kckpl.org/

KCI Rotary

https://www.kcirotaryclub.com/about

Lakeside Nature Center

 

Mid-Continent Public Library South Independence Branch

https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/south-independence

Missouri Historical Society

https://mohistory.org/society

Motorcities National Heritage Area

https://www.motorcities.org/

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

https://mostateparks.com/park/nathan-and-olive-boone-homestead-state-historic-site

National Heritage Areas Program

 

National Heritage Areas Program Office

www.nps.gov/history/heritageareas

Nicodemus National Historic Site

https://www.nps.gov/nico/index.htm

Northern Plains National Heritage Area

https://northernplainsheritage.org/

Pea Ridge National Military Park

https://www.nps.gov/peri/index.htm

Planting Peace (Equality House)

https://www.plantingpeace.org/campaign/equality-house/

Plymouth Congregational Church

 

Prairie Park Nature Center

https://lawrenceks.org/lprd/ppnc/

Rader Farm

 

Santa Fe Trail Association

http://www.santafetrail.org/

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area

https://www.silosandsmokestacks.org/

Springfield National Cemetery

 

Sternberg Museum of Natural History

 

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

https://www.nps.gov/tapr/contacts.htm

The Faded Page

https://www.thefadedpage.com/?fbclid=IwAR3TpHk41-qpMR0DlrkXuG8Un5ptEsW1ZuACWK7om85SQD5guP0LIB2yjGk

Topeka & Shawnee County Library

https://tscpl.org/contact

Topeka Center for Peace and Justice

https://www.topekacpj.org/

Topeka Rotary Club

https://topekarotary.org/

Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

https://housatonicheritage.org/

Walter Cronkite Memorial

https://wcm.missouriwestern.edu/

Wide Awake Films, LLC

 

Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center

 

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

https://www.nps.gov/wicr/index.htm

Winding River

https://windingrivercommunications.com/

 

Please note: location operating hours vary. Please confirm location hours before visiting.

  • Freedom’s Frontier NHA Headquarters or the Watkins Museum (Lawrence, KS) 
  • Riley County Historical Museum (Manhattan, KS) 
  • Wabaunsee County Historical Museum (Alma, KS) 
  • Historic Lecompton (Lecompton, KS) 
  • Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum (Quindaro, KS) by appt 
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (Topeka, KS) 
  • Bushwhacker Museum (Nevada, MO) 
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center (Manhattan, KS) 
  • Fort Scott National Historical Site (Fort Scott, KS) 
  • Lee’s Summit Historical Society (Lee’s Summit, MO) 
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site (Olathe, KS) 
  • Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Depot location (Ottawa, KS) 
  • St. Joseph MO Visitors Bureau Visitor’s Center (St. Joseph, MO) 

FFNHA is located in Lawrence’s historic Carnegie building. There, interpretive panels across two rooms describe the settlement of the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas border war, and the enduring struggle for freedom.

These exhibits are open to the public by appointment Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.

To make an appointment, visitors may contact Kate Sutter.

Learn about the benefits of FFNHA partnership here.

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