Freedom's Frontier Heritage Traveler

Blaze Your Own Trail in Freedom’s Frontier: Orders Number 11

There are so many ways to plan your visit in Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. Exploring the history of the region can result in a true “Blaze Your Own Trail” … Continue reading

March 11, 2019

Orange is the New Jack

Fall has always been my favorite season: the smell of bonfires, the juicy, gooey caramel apples, the beautiful array of warm tones as you take a drive, pumpkin flavored everything, … Continue reading

October 7, 2015

Visit a National Heritage Area

A National Heritage Area is a nationally distinctive landscape shaped by natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources. Recognized by Congress, heritage areas preserve and tell unique stories that helped shape … Continue reading

August 14, 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

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

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

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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