Regional Museum/Historical Site Listings
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://www.nps.gov/fosc
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
BATES COUNTY MUSEUM
Located in 1915County Poor Farm on 34 acres. Arrowheads, Settlers, Civil War, Mining, RR, Victorian Age, Toys, Technology, Veterans, Minuteman Missiles.
802 Elks Dr.; 660-679-0134; Open April-Oct. Tues-Fri 9:30-4:00; Sat 9:30-12 noon.
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
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.
Home of Hollywood screenwriter Lela Owens-Rogers and Birthplace of famed actress and dancer Ginger Rogers, this Historic Landmark property is an example of a working-class Craftsman Bungalow. The museum contains information about Lela and Ginger, memorabilia, movie posters, antiques, and unique items both women owned and wore. Open April through September Wednesday and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm and by appointment for groups of 10 or more. Visit www.owensrogersmuseum.com or email email@example.com
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 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.historiclonejack.org
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
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; email@example.com; www.ponyexpressjessejames.com