Early settlers to the heritage area certainly made use of their scarce resources to build a new life on the frontier. In order to thrive and survive, people on the frontier applied their knowledge and experience to new situations to develop innovative solutions. Examples of these situations about in the heritage area! Here are just a few ways to celebrate innovation in Freedom’s Frontier.
Visit the Pony Express National Museum to learn how Russell, Majors and Waddell organized this unique system of mail delivery. Travel to the Atkins-Johnson Farm to see how early settlers built and then expanded upon their homes as they prospered. Explore Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm to learn how farm families thrived in early Kansas. Or visit the Frontier Army Museum to see how the army evolved on the western border.
Where do you celebrate innovation?