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Kansas Sampler Festival

Twenty-six years ago, Milferd Penner and his daughter, Marci, hosted a party on their farm near Inman, Kansas, to celebrate their book Kansas Weekend Guide. They invited communities from across … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

Making Memories that Stick in Riley County

When the Hartford Steamboat ran aground on the Kansas River in 1855, just a few miles downstream from where the Smokey Hill and Republican Rivers join to form the Kansas … Continue reading

April 9, 2015

Truly 150

  It was on October 28, 1865 when William B. Howard founded the Town of Strother by filing a plat containing the 11 blocks that currently encompass the downtown business … Continue reading

April 2, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day in the Outdoors of Freedom’s Frontier!

However “mild” our winter was, it is still exciting to take notice that spring may finally be upon us. Spring is a perfect time to get outside and explore somewhere … Continue reading

April 1, 2015

Beechers Bibles, Oz Museum, Antiques and the Prairie in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

In 1855 the Kansas Territorial Legislature set the boundary for a portion of land west of Shawnee County and named it Richardson county after William P. Richardson, a strongly pro-slavery … Continue reading

March 5, 2015

Saddle Up for St. Joseph

St. Joseph, Missouri, is a wonderful place to discover the themes of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. From an exploration of the landscape at Remington Nature Center, to western frontier … Continue reading

March 5, 2015

Weaving the Story of Women Into Freedom’s Frontier

While you are exploring the Heritage Area this month, keep in mind that March is National Women’s History Month!  Since 1980, March has been nationally designated as Women’s History Month … Continue reading

March 5, 2015

A Sunday (or Anyday) Drive

Spring is a great time to go for a drive. As the day gets longer, color starts to return to our landscape. On the prairie, the big sky gets bigger … Continue reading

March 5, 2015

“Capitol” L-O-V-E

If you love learning about the history of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, you’ll love a visit to Shawnee County. Topeka, the county’s largest city is also the state capitol. … Continue reading

February 9, 2015

Ray County, Missouri: Little Dixie, Partisan Rangers and a Poor Farm

Ray County, Missouri Ray County was organized in 1820, and on January 1, 1821, when Missouri became a state, Ray County was one of the original 14 counties and included … Continue reading

February 5, 2015


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