Freedom's Frontier Heritage Traveler

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

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

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

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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