Regional Museum/Historical Site Listings

Regional Museum/Historical Site Listings


KANSAS

FAIRWAY
SHAWNEE INDIAN MISSION STATE HISTORIC SITE AND MUSEUM

Methodist Indian school est. 1839. Eastern outpost of Tribal Territory. Located at the point of divergence of the Santa Fe, California & Oregon Trails, store supplied pioneers in the Westward expansion, site of the Kansas Bogus Legislature, supply post, barracks & hospital during the Civil War. Museum, history library. Watch for event listings. Fall Festival in Oct. 3403 W. 53rd (2.8 miles from Country Club Plaza). March 1-Nov. 30, 9:30-5 Wed.-Sat.; Dec. 1-Feb. 28, 9:30-5 Thurs.-Sat., (913) 262-0867. For more information on the site and open dates see www.kshs.org/places/shawnee/hours.htm

 

FORT SCOTT
FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Restored 1840s military fort that tells the story of its role in Western Expansion, Bleeding Kansas, and Civil War. 20 historic structures, parade ground, and five acres restored tallgrass prairie. Old Fort Boulevard. 620-224-9924; Hours: 8am-5pm, Apr.-Oct.; 9am-5pm, Nov.-Mar.; email: fsfcc@computingplus.biz website: http://www.nps.gov/fosc

 

KANSAS CITY
STRAWBERRY HILL MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER
1887. Queen Anne Home. Permanent ethnic and Other Cultural Exhibts. Gift Shop. Tea Room. 720 N. 4th St., (913)371-3264. Sat. and Sun., noon to 5p.m.. (call for group tours), www.strawberryhillmuseum.org



MISSOURI

CHILLICOTHE
THE GRAND RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

Depicts livingston County's history. A premier Native American exhibit and one of thre wall murals greet you. Stroll through Main Street's vintage stores, doctor's office, dress shop - even a barn! Grandma's house brings back wonderful memories. Enjoy the largest known colelction of Fred Irvin art. Free & open 1-4 Wed., Sat. & Sun. or by appt. Call 660-646-1341 or 660-646-5054; http://www.chillicothemuseum.com

 

CLINTON
HENRY COUNTY MUSEUM

A history museum, housed in one of the old Anheuser-Bush buildings, featuring an indoor village of the late 1800s and an 1850s homestead. 203 Franklin Ct. (660) 885-8414, Mon.-Sat. 10-4, April-Dec.

 

KEARNEY
KEARNEY HISTORIC MUSEUM

Come tour through Kearney's new museum and help us celebrate 150 years of our history. Exhibits change quarterly so there is always something new to see! 101 South Jefferson, 816-628-4229. Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-2pm

 

LONE JACK
LONE JACK CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD & MUSEUM

Civil War battlefiled, soldiers cemetary, and Civil War museum.301 S. Bynum Rd., Love Jack, MO 64070 Wed.-Sat., 10-4; Sun. 1-4; 816-697-8833; president@historiclonejack.org; www.historiclonejack.org

 

RAYTOWN
THE RICE-TREMONTI HOME
- The oldest standing house in Jackson County, MO, the Rice-Tremonti Home along with Aunt Sophie's Cabin have borne witness to the sweep of American history. This site was settled first in 1836 by Archibald Rice and family. They built the Gothic-Revival farmhouse in 1844. With beginnings as a waypoint on the Santa Fe Trail and as a jumping off point for emigrants to Oregon and California, the wooden house endured the ravages of border warfare and the Civil War. With a history spanning 170 years, the Rice-Tremonti Home has an important story to tell. Open 11-4 Sat. & Sun.
8801 E. 61st ST. Raytown, MO. , 816-333-3586, www. rice-tremonti.org

 

ST. JOSEPH
PATEE HOUSE MUSEUM
The Civil War comes alive in this National Historic Landmark where the Pony Express Headquarters was located, and the Union Army Provost Marshal tried citizens for treason in the 1858 hotel's Grand Ballroom. Visitors are greeted by a Central Overland stagecoach and brass cannon. They may climb aboard the 1860 Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad train and ride the museum's 1941 "Wild Thing" carousel. Right next door is the house where Jesse James was killed April 3, 1882. Open Nov.-March, Sat., 10-4, Sun., 1-4; April-Oct. Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun., 1-4. 1202 Penn St, St. Joseph, MO 64503; 816-232-8206; patee@ponyexpress.net; www.ponyexpressjessejames.com