Freedom's Frontier Heritage Traveler

Category Archives: Heritage Traveler

Allen County, Kansas: Small Towns – Big Fun

The small towns of Allen County, Kansas, are loaded to the brim with big fun. This autumn is an excellent time to plan your visit to Allen County as they … Continue reading

September 23, 2015

STEAMBOATS …..For “Kansas, Weston, St. Joseph, Council Bluffs and Sioux City”

In the spring of 1856 the Arabia was sold to Captain William Terrill and William Boyd. During the 1856 season, the Arabia made at least 14 trips on the Missouri … Continue reading

September 3, 2015

Who Am I?

Genealogy is the best scavenger hunt. We all have a great uncle who loves to tell the story of their Civil War grandfather, or their mother who worked as a … Continue reading

September 1, 2015

Apples! Music! Festivals! It must be fall!

Fall Festivals have been a tradition since humans made the switch from hunter-gatherer societies to agriculture ones. Really, fall and harvest festivals are a time honored acknowledgement of humanity’s dependence … Continue reading

September 1, 2015

Miami County, Kansas: Close to Everywhere with a Little Bit of Everything

A couple hours’ drive is all that separates Miami County, Kansas, from even the furthest reaches of the Freedom’s Frontier. Centrally located in the heritage area, Miami County is close … Continue reading

August 7, 2015

Take a Vinyl Adventure in the Heritage Area

Thomas Alva Edison was one of the most intelligent and inventive men to ever have been born and live in these United States. In particular, he is remembered for his … Continue reading

August 4, 2015

Rivers Run Through Us

Rivers have always been an important part of civilization. Though we now cross a bridge without hesitation, the river was- and still is- at the core of our livelihoods. In … Continue reading

August 4, 2015


Celebrating 50 Golden Years The Bushwhacker Museum opened for its first tour on June 1, 1965 in the old Vernon County jail and sheriff’s home on North Main Street. The … Continue reading

August 4, 2015

Centuries of History in Clay County, Missouri

The territory encompassed by Clay County, Missouri, bordered on the south by the Missouri River, has always been an attractive area for settlers and passers-through. The history of Clay County … Continue reading

July 16, 2015

Settling the (Little House on the) Prairie

Little House on the Prairie Museum It was just a simple one room cabin on the prairie. But the prairie with it’s open skies, seemingly endless horizon and tall grasses waving … Continue reading

July 14, 2015


Search by Category