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Crowley’s 3rd. MO. Confederate Infantry is a Civil War reenacting unit based around Kansas City Missouri, portraying and teaching the history of the American Civil War through living it. The Third Missouri, originally known as Crowley's Clay County Company, is the oldest Civil War re-enactment unit in Missouri. Established in 1976, the Third Missouri is dedicated to the preservation of our American Civil War heritage by accurately portraying the Civil War soldier from Missouri during the war of the rebellion. We are Company I, 3rd Missouri Infantry, a family oriented non-profit organization. Based in the Kansas City area, we are dedicated to maintaining and bringing to life the history and visions of our great nation and state as it occurred during the American Civil War. New Civil War reenactors are invited to contact Capt. Christian Shuster for additional information.
 
Christian Shuster
8609 Ash Ave.
Raytown, MO  64138
816-309-4651

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The 7th-Missouri Medical
The 7th is a department of the 7th and 30th Volunteer Infantry USV.  The unit is actively recruiting Hospital Stewards, Hospital Attendants, Nurses and stretcher-bearers for the 2008 Campaign season and  “The Battle of Westport.”  Come  and help us care for our brave men!

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Andrew County Historical Society
202 E Duncan Drive
PO Box 12
Savannah, MO  54485
816-324-4720

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Border War Society

Meets last Wednesday each month at Houlihans Restaurant in the Holiday Inn in St. Joseph.  Dinner at 6:00 pm, presentation at 7:00 pm.

Attn: Bob Ford
2400 Frederick Ave., Cardinal Oil Bldg.
St. Joseph, MO  64506
816-233-6222

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The Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society is organized for the preservation and interpretation of the Bingham-Waggoner estate. Its focus is to increase the understanding of the history of the Queen City of the Trails, as well as, to be an economic asset to tourism industry, generating interest and dollars while at the same time preserving its special identity.  (From listing website)

P.O. Box 1163
313 West Pacific
Independence, Missouri 64051
816-461-3491

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Cass County Civil War Round Table
Harrisonville, MO

Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Carol Bohl
1002 Mission Road
Harrisonville, MO  64701
816-884-1909
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P.O. Box 406
Harrisonville, MO  64701
816-380-4396

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Civil War Round Table of Kansas City

Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Homestead Country Club in Prairie Village, KS.

Jim Beckner
1018 Redwood Drive
Raymore, MO  64083
816-322-3736

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Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence (lower level) in Independence.

Beverly Shaw
816-478-7648

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Clay County Historical Society
The Clay County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the county. The board meets at 7pm the first Monday of the month at the museum; the public is welcome.

14 North Main
Liberty, MO  64068
(816792-1849

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"The Clay county African American Legacy, Inc. is committed to educating and informing the community of the accomplishments of African Americans of Clay County, and how they have influenced and contributed to the rich history of the Northland.  Garrison School provides CCAAL Inc. the opportunity to host community events, exhibits, cultural and educational programs and recreational opportunities, and to establish partnerships with not-for-profit organizations." (From CCAAL, Inc. brochure))

502 N Water
Liberty, MO  64068
816-781-7918
 

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Edgerton Kansas Historical Society 
P.O. Box 255
404 E. Nelson St.
Edgerton, KS 66021
913-893-6231
 

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Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area received federal designation in 2006 in recognition of the nationally significant story of the Border War that took place in the 41 Missouri and Kansas counties that comprise Freedom’s Frontier. Its partners are dedicated to building awareness of the struggles for freedom that took place here.

PO Box 526
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-856-5300
Fax: 785-856-5303
Email

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Fort Leavenworth Historical Society
Operating since 1955, the Fort Leavenworth Historical Society protects and shares the history and the heritage of the U.S. Army on the frontier and the
Fort Leavenworth area. We encourage education on the frontier army and Fort Leavenworth through monthly programs, run the museum gift shop, and donate funds to the Frontier Army Museum to purchase additional artifacts for the collection. Army leaders since the 1880s have been coming through Fort Leavenworth, and our monthly programs also extend to nearly all conflicts that the United States has been involved.
PO Box 3356
100 Reynolds Ave
Fort Leavenworth, KS  66027
 

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Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm
Attn: Community Development
7010 N.Holmes
Gladstone, MO 64118
816-423-4108

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PO Box 404
Liberty, MO  64069

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Missouri Town 1855 portrays an antebellum farming community, spread across some thirty gently sloping acres and comprised of over twenty-five buildings, dating from 1820-1860. This living history museum includes original structures, furnishings and equipment; interpreters in period attire, authentic field and garden crops and rare livestock breeds. It is located on the eastern shore of Lake Jacomo in Blue
Springs, Missouri.

The Friends of Missouri Town 1855 is a volunteer organization devoted to supporting the village with interpreters and programs. We participate in events
and activities, both on site and into the community.  Members do schoolroom presentations about the village. A dance group performs with a live band both at the village and other locations.

Jay Clasen
Friends of Missouri Town 1855
PO Box 1907
Lee's Summit, MO  64063
 

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Heritage League of Greater Kansas City
PO Box 10366
Kansas City, MO  64171
 

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Heritage Action Campaign strives to retain and celebrate the heritage of St. Joseph by promoting the protection, preservation, and restoration of our historic resources.

Monthly meeting every third Wednesday, 7:00 pm at the Downtown Library

PO Box 514
St. Joseph, MO  64502
Email
 

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Since its founding in 1974, Historic Kansas City Foundation (HKCF) has been the only Greater Kansas City nonprofit corporation dedicated to the preservation of the area’s architectural heritage. HKCF is a major advocate for, and participant in, the thoughtful and meaningful preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods. Through advocacy, public policy, outreach and educational programming, HKCF demonstrates the proven economic and cultural benefits of historic preservation.

201 Westport Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
816-931-8448

Email

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Historical Society of New Santa Fe
With a focus on the history of New Santa Fe and Watts Mill during the pioneer days, the society maintains the Trailside Center at 9901 Holmes in Kansas City. The Trailside Center includes a meeting room that can be reserved by public groups, a tourist information area and a museum focusing on the Battle of Westport The Trailside Center is certified by the National Park Service as part of the National Historic Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails and is a Trailshead for the KCMO Parks & Recreation Indian Creek. Historical society meetings are held on the first Thursdays of each month.
 
Chuck Loomis
Trailside Center
9901 Holmes
Kansas City, MO  64131
816-942-3581
 
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Independence Civil War Study Group Courthouse Exchange
Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Jim Beckner
1018 Redwood Drive
Raymore, MO  64083
816-322-3736
Email

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Jackson County Historical Society

P. O. Box 4241
Independence, MO 64051-4241

816-461-1897


The Jackson County Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and understanding of its county’s heritage and will promote the study, appreciation and interpretation of local and regional history.

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Kansas City Archaeological Society


The Kansas City Archaeological Society is a scientific, not-for-profit society whose membership is open to both amateur and professional archaeologists, as well as other interested persons. The Kansas City Archaeological Society is a local chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society.  The Society meets the first Tuesday of each month (except July, August, and September) at 7 p.m. in the Arthur Mag Conference Center of the Midwest Research Institute, 425 Volker Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Visitors are welcome.
 
816-478-6051

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Kansas City Baseball Historical Society
A non-profit organization formed in 2008 to help preserve the history of baseball in the region.  The organization focuses on all levels of baseball from high school to professional teams. The group's focus is to document the rich history of all the players and teams based in Kansas City, including the T-Bones, Blues, Athletics, Royals and Monarchs and forgotten teams like the Packers and Cowboys.

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Kansas City Bungalow Club
Celebrating the historic Kansas City bungalow as well as all Kansas City housing styles up to the 1950's and promoting the urban way of life they represent.

Jan Bentley
816-363-0349 
 

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Kansas State Historical Society
6425 SW Sixth Ave.
Topeka, KS
785-272-8681

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104 W. 9 ST, Suite 30
Kansas City, MO  64105

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Leavenworth County  Historical Society
The Leavenworth County Historical Society was founded in 1954 to collect, preserve, and share historical information and artifacts which relate to the history of Leavenworth County Kansas. The Leavenworth County Historical Society occupies and maintains the Carroll Mansion Museum, a 16-room, Victorian Mansion.
 
 
1128 Fifth Ave.
Leavenworth, KS  66048
913-682-7759

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The Leawood Historic Commission is a volunteer commission appointed by the Mayor.  The purpose of the LHC is to identify, protect and preserve the historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Leawood, Kansas, and to make that heritage accessible to its future citizens for their use and education through appropriate means.

Leawood City Hall
4800 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS  66211

913-339-6700 X157

Email

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Lee's Summit Historical Society
220 S.E. Main
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
816-525-9440

Email

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Mount Mora Cemetery, established in 1851, is one of the oldest operating cemeteries in Saint Joseph, Missouri. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is an interpretive site of The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. Mount Mora was once the most fashionable burial place for many of St. Joseph’s wealthy and powerful citizens. The boom years of the post Civil War period, known as St. Joseph’s “Golden Age,” gave rise to the building of some of the finest residential architecture in the Midwest, and to some of the finest tomb architecture as well.  Group tours available -- call 816-232-8471
 
824 Mount Mora Road
St. Joseph, MO  64501
 

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Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association
Tim Cadenbach
5731 Hwy. N
Robertsville, MO  63072
636-629-0530

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Brought to you by the Missouri/Kansas Border War Network, an organization of 20 some museums, libraries, historical societies, historic sites and historians dedicated to sharing the stories of life on the MO/KS Border during the Bleeding Kansas and Border War era of 1854 to 1865.

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The Missouri-Kansas River bend Chapter supports the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation at the local level through events, activities, programs, promotion, and protection of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. In addition, the local chapter encourages local interest in the expedition and related historic sites.
(From listing website)

Lewis and Clark Riverbend Chapter
1220 Washington #301
Kansas City, MO 64105

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Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution -- H S Truman Chapter

The Harry S Truman Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is open to men and boys from Jackson county and nearby counties, who are interested in documenting their relationship to their American Revoulutionary ancestors participating with active group in patriotic, historic, and community service. We have a Color Guard gives a 15 colonial flag and a musket presentations is available for parades, meetings and programs  The chapter meets the second Saturday of each month 9:00 am at BMO Harris Bank N.A., 18811 E. Drive Pway, Independence, Missouri
 
Robert L. Grover    816-373-5309
3929 Milton Drive
Independence, MO
GroverSAR@aol.com

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The William C. Corum Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is open to men and boys from Clay, Platte, and Ray counties who have a Revolutionary War heritage and are interested in participating in patriotic, historic, and community service. The chapter meets the second Saturday of each month, except July & August, at 9 a.m. for brunch at the Pryor Leadership Center, 17 South Jewell Street, Liberty, Missouri. Reservations are required for the brunch.
 

W. Christian Sizemore
Liberty, MO
816-781-0614
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The Association obtains and restores railroad artifacts, equipment and facilities, and operates them as a demonstration historic railroad to educate the public about the role railroading played, and continues to play, in the commercial, social and cultural life of America's Heartland. (From listing website)

PO Box 5
Baldwin City, KS  66006
785-594-6982

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Monnett Battle of Westport Fund
Email

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National Fred Harvey Museum Steering Committee

Established to restore the home of Fred Harvey in Leavenworth, KS as a museum.

Ralph G. Beckwith
913-727-5036
Email

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P.O. Box 10046
Kansas City, MO 64171-0046
816-926-9397

Email

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524 South Osage Street
PO Box 1019
Independence, MO   64051
816-252-2276

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Platte County Historical Society
PO Box 103
Platte City, MO   64079

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Dedicated to preserving the legacy of R. A. Long and his family through projects which educate with integrity and truth. The web site tells the fascinating story of Kansas City lumber baron Robert Alexander Long, an extraordinarily generous person. His life and times are a heritage worth remembering.

Tim Sullivan, President
R. A. Long Historical Society
300 Southwest Longview Blvd.
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081
913-706-9628

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Collects, preserves and presents the history and culture of the people of Ray County, Missouri through the Ray County Historical Museum and a Genealogy and Research Library

901 W Royle Street, PO Box 2
Richmond, MO  64085
816-776-2305

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Santa Fe Trail Association
Santa Fe Trail Center
RR3, Larned, KS  67550
316-285-2054

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St. Joseph Archaeology Society

Monthly business meeting, followed by a presentation of historical or archaeological interest.  We are also involved in an excavation of the Civil War Fort Smith located in St. Joseph.  Meetings at the Pony Express Museum community room in St. Joseph the last Monday night of each month, at 7:00p.m

816-232-5738

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Saint Joseph Historical Society
P.O.  Box 246
St. Joseph, MO  64502

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Preserving, maintaining, and developing awareness of St. Joseph’s rich architectural history

P.O. Box 575
St. Joseph, MO  64502
816-232-8300

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Sons of Confederate Veterans
John T. Hughes Camp, Independence MO

Meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month a the Courthouse Exchange on the Square in Independence, MO

816-252-0344
816-322-3736

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Sons of Union Veterans  --Westport Camp #64 in Independence

Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at a Library in Independence, MO

Brian
816-630-2104

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Organized in 1984 under the guidance of the Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation Department to collect and organize data about Union Cemetery and the people buried there.

227 E 28th Terrace
Kansas City, MO  64108
816-472-4990

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"The purpose of the Missouri Digitization Planning Project (MDPP) is to coordinate access to digital collections and exhibits created by the cultural and scientific heritage institutions of Missouri." (From listing website)

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P.O. Box 520123
Independence, MO  64052
816-241-2482

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