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Thomas Hart Benton
125 Birthday Celebration

Thomas Hart Benton 125

Join the party and celebrate the 125th birthday of Thomas Hart Benton at special events this year.

Additional Information

   Brochure on Benton and
     Birthday Celebration
   Calendar of Benton
   Thomas Hart Benton Home and
    Studio Historic Site

Logo artwork courtesy Friends of the Benton Home and the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio Historic Site

Platte County, Missouri
175th Anniversary

Ben Ferrel Museum in Platte City Missouri

Additional information

   Platte County
     Parks and Recreation

Mark your calendar for a tour
of historic Platte County homes
on June 7.

Image: Ben Ferrel Museum in Platte City, Missouri

 Links, Online Presentations, Videos and Podcasts 

 This directory provides information on area history and natural resources available solely through online presentations.

 The images and text below are courtesy of the respective web site.

Johnson County (KS) History

A collaborative presentation of the history of Johnson County, Kansas from the Johnson County Museum and partners.     Website

Kansas Memory

Large digital collection primarily from the Kansas State Historical Society.  Website

Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative

Through the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative, the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library, in partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri, are assisting institutions across the state in digitizing their records and placing them online for easy access.    Website

Presidential Libraries

National Archives > Presidential Library History [Website]

National Archives > The Presidents are Expecting You, a guidebook to Presidential Libraries [PDF File]

Slave Life and Culture in Antebellum Missouri

Documentary about slave life and culture in antebellum Missouri by the producer of the DVD, Negros for Hire, a documentary film about slave life and culture in antebellum Missouri.  Information on Negros for Hire, is based on recordings of the Missouri Slave Narratives recorded though the Federal Writers Project.  Website     You Tube

They Came to Fight: African Americans and the Great World War

This exhibition serves as an account of the intersecting historical, social, political and economic contexts that African Americans found themselves in leading up to World War I.  Website


 Where the Wakarusa Meets the Kaw
The History of Eudora, Kansas

 A multitude of sources for this online publication were used for this site that details the history of Eudora and the surrounding communities decade by decade as well through topical subjects such as Frontier challenges and Civil War. Of interest to genealogists is the family history section that lists numerous specific families and listings of names, e.g., high school graduates dating to the town’s first school.        Website

Whatever Happened To Those Old Westerns?

Leave it to the owner to violate the rules!  We try to limit the information on WindingRiver.com to a 22-county Kansas City - St. Joseph area, but this link is too much fun to ignore.  Take a break and enjoy the memories. 

Presidential Libraries

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