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July is Parks & Recreation Month!

Did you know July is Parks and Recreation Month? Started by the National Recreation and Park Association in 1985, every July we celebrate the importance of parks and recreation. What … Continue reading

July 1, 2015

Corn is Coming!

It’s summertime! Time for vacations, relaxing in the sun, and having BBQs and picnics! What is perfect for BBQs and picnics? Fresh fruits and vegetables! The best place to find … Continue reading

July 1, 2015

Myth Busted: Bourbon County, Kansas

One common misconception that persists about the Border War history of Freedom’s Frontier is that the raids and politically-motivated killings were carried out by people who crossed the state border, … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

A Little Old Courthouse with a Big Trial for a Dog

1838 Courthouse Made entirely of local materials, the foundation of sandstone, the handmade bricks and indigenous trees were all carefully constructed into the simple but lovely structure that was the … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

The Cultural History of Celebrating Juneteenth

The celebration of Juneteenth originated in June 1865 with the freeing of the enslaved in Galveston, Texas; two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln declared all enslaved in … Continue reading

June 15, 2015

Foodie Fun in the Heritage Area

Summer has begun and there are so many great events taking place all over the Heritage Area. A fun way to travel the 41 counties is pairing your travels up … Continue reading

June 4, 2015

The Lasting Impression of Lexington

What are you waiting for? Get into Lexington, Missouri! Established in 1822, Historic Lexington will not let you down! If your interests lie in perusing quality antique shops, dining at unique … Continue reading

May 13, 2015

Explore a Wine Trail in the Heritage Area

The beautiful weather has really made me want to get outside and explore. When I head out on day trips in the Heritage Area I try and pair my visits … Continue reading

May 12, 2015

Commemorate Memorial Day in Freedom’s Frontier

Memorial Day, known in the past as Decoration Day, serves as a day of remembrance for all those who have died in service of the United States of America. Although … Continue reading

May 12, 2015

Hometown History and Hospitality in Franklin County

This month’s feature on Franklin County, Kansas, comes straight from the experts! Special thanks to the article’s author Diana Staresinic-Deane, Old Depot Museum Manager, with input from Franklin County experts … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 1 Comment
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