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Take Time to Commemorate African American History Month

Wherever you may travel within the Heritage Area, you will encounter the strong presence of the African American experience; from the bondage of slavery to the enduring struggle for freedom … Continue reading

January 29, 2015

Lecompton, KS: Where Slavery Began to Die and Empty Tombstones Lie

As the fight over Kansas Territory heated up, the town of Lecompton made national headlines. While there is always something to learn in this historically significant town, mark your calendar … Continue reading

January 6, 2015

Symbols of Freedom and Strength

Since 1782, the bald eagle has been a national symbol of freedom and strength. During that same time period, however, the bald eagle suffered a decline due to loss of … Continue reading

January 6, 2015

The Big Divide: A Travel Guide

Our History Is Different Every part of America has its own history. But what sets apart the Freedom’s Frontier region is that its history changed America. In fact, the Missouri-Kansas … Continue reading

January 6, 2015

More Than You Bargained For

Explore Freedom’s Frontier in Bates County, Missouri Bates County, Missouri, defies expectations for heritage travelers. For a county that was completely depopulated and destroyed in the late summer of 1863, … Continue reading

January 6, 2015

Christmas Past

A Christmas Celebration Ever wonder how Christmas was celebrated 150+ years ago or where some of your cherished Christmas customs came from? What about preparing a Christmas dinner over a … Continue reading

December 31, 2014

Take a Winter Hike!

Did you know that Missouri was named the Best Trails State in 2013 by American Trails? Kansas can’t be too far behind. While Freedom’s Frontier might lack the lung-busting climbs … Continue reading

December 31, 2014

Winter on the Farm…and in the Suburbs

The charm of any heritage area is that its special places, history and people make it a unique place to explore. Winter is an especially charming time of year in … Continue reading

December 31, 2014


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