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2011 Visitors Guide

An American Original (800) 748-7323 î Ľ www.VisitIndependence.com


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here’s so much to see and do in Independence. From unique shops to 20 heritage attractions that played a key role in shaping the future of our nation, it’s all here in a great hometown atmosphere. Just east of Kansas City and the 4th largest city in the state, Independence is the home of President Harry Truman and the beginning of the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails. It’s a place for fun where you can experience terrific shopping, wonderful restaurants, numerous accommodation choices, and a variety of exciting attractions and outdoor activities. The Independence Events Center is home of CHL Missouri Mavericks Hockey, MISL Missouri Comets Indoor Soccer, concerts, and other entertainment programs. All this and more are found in Independence, a true “American Original.” Contact Independence Tourism at (816) 325-7111 or (800) 748-7323.

Contents ATTRACTIONS

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Truman 3 Pioneer & Trails 7 Religious 13 Children’s Activities 18 Recreation & Ent. 20 Christmas Activities 22 Genealogy & Research 23 Shopping 24

Helpful Numbers 2 Climate 2 Map 26 Lodging 33 Calendar of Events 41

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olling hills and dramatic bluffs provide a beautiful landscape when you visit Independence. Located in west central Missouri just minutes from downtown Kansas City, four hours north of Branson and four hours west of St. Louis, it is easily accessed from I-70 and I-435. The 4th largest city in Missouri with a population of 122,000, we offer a blend of hometown heritage with contemporary amenities.

Clinton’s Soda Fountain 100 W. Maple  (816) 833-2046 The site of Harry Truman’s first job, this is a privately owned soda fountain and gift shop. Hours: 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri; 8:30am-8pm Thur; 10am-8pm Sat; Closed Sun

Harry S Truman National Historic Site Visitors Center: 223 N. Main  (816) 254-9929 Truman Home: 219 N. Delaware www.nps.gov/hstr Home of President Harry S Truman for more than five decades. During his presidency, 1945-1953, it served as the “Summer White House.” Guided tours are limited to 8 people. Tickets must be purchased at the Visitor Center and Ticket Office.

The Harry S Truman National Historic Site Visitor Center, located on the southeast corner of Truman Road and Main Street in the historic downtown, also serves as the Visitor Center for the city. They can provide information on all of the historic sites. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; phone number (816) 254-9929.

Visitor Center Hours: Daily 8:30am-5pm Cost: $4 adults, ages 15 and under free. No tours on Monday from Labor Day–Memorial Day. Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days.

Helpful Numbers (800) 748-7323 (816) 325-7111

Harry S Truman National Park Service Visitors Center (Independence Visitors Center)

(816) 254-9929

Jackson Co. Parks & Recreation

(816) 503-4800

Missouri Division of Tourism

(573) 751-4133

Independence Police Info

(816) 325-7300

Harry S. Truman Office & Courtroom Historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse 112 W. Lexington  (816) 252-7454  www.jchs.org Originally constructed in 1837, Harry Truman began his political career here as a County Judge, overseeing a major expansion in 1933. The Courthouse is currently closed for major renovation.

Emerg. Roadside Assist. (7:30-4pm M-F)

(816) 622-6500

Hours: 10am-3:30pm Tue-Fri Cost: $2 adults, $1 students

Time, Temperature & Weather

(913) 831-4141

Weather forecasts & conditions

(816) 540-6021

Winter road conditions

(800) 222-6400

EMERGENCIES

Call 911

Herbert Webb

Independence Tourism Office

Climate Average Temperatures Jan: 35/17 Apr: 65/44 Average Precipitation Jan: 1.09” Apr: 3.12” 2  (800) 748-7323

July: 83/63 July: 4.38”

Oct: 63/46 Oct: 3.29”

Truman Home Attractions prices accurate at printing but subject to change.

Clinton’s Soda Fountain

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Harry S. Truman Library AND Museum

500 W. U.S. Highway 24  (816) 268-8200 or (800) 833-1225 www.trumanlibrary.org Since its dedication in 1957, the Truman Library has welcomed nearly 8 million visitors and attracts approximately 100,000 people annually. Hailed as America’s “best presidential museum” (Dallas Morning News), the Truman Library offers theaters, a Museum Store, and dozens of interactive and hands-on exhibits designed for the entire family. Step into a replica of President Truman’s Oval Office, test your presidential potential in Decision Theaters, and experience some of the most dramatic moments in American history. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is one of 13 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun Extended Hours: Thursdays, May-Sept., 9am-9pm Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3 ages 6-15; 5 and under free

Attractions Note: All prices accurate at printing, but subject to change.

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Pioneer & trails

Truman Depot 1111 W. Pacific Ave. The final stop in Truman’s 1948 Whistlestop Campaign. After leaving the Presidency in January, 1953, he was welcomed home here by 8,500 admirers. Today, the depot is an Amtrak stop and home to the Jackson County Genealogical Society Research Library, (816) 252-8128. Truman Memorial Building 416 W. Maple  (816) 325-7843

In 1926 this facility was erected through the efforts of Harry Truman and other civic leaders as a tribute to those who died in WWI. Renovated and rededicated in 2002, it serves as a War Memorial and recreation center. Included are Veterans Hall and Video Program, meeting and banquet space, plus an auditorium and gymnasium. Hours: 9am-9pm Mon-Fri; 1am-5pm Sat; closed Sunday.

Truman Walking Trail Beginning at the Truman Home Ticket Center, Main & Truman Rds., the 2.7 mile trail includes 43 plaques imbedded in the sidewalks through the Truman District and neighborhood. A brochure is available at key sites. Regional Truman Attraction Truman Farm 12301 Blue Ridge Blvd in Grandview, MO, 64030 (816) 254-9929

1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home

1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home Museum

217 N. Main  (816) 461-1897  www.jchs.org

The dungeon-like cells of the 1859 Jail housed thousands of prisoners during the bloodiest time in Jackson County’s history. Hear the stories of the famous to the infamous, including Frank James and William Clark Quantrill. Experience pioneer justice in the 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home Museum. An 1870s schoolhouse completes the site. A combination ticket is available with Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Vaile Mansion and National Frontier Trails Museum for a reduced fee. Hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Sat; 1-4pm Sun. Closed Nov, Jan-Mar. Cost: $6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-16; under 6 free. Holiday tours: day after Thanksgiving-Dec 30.

1827 Log Courthouse 107 W. Kansas Ave.  (816) 325-7431 For forty years, this was the last courthouse between Independence and the Pacific Ocean. It also served as a Mormon mercantile store, and Harry Truman held court here in the 1930s. Truman Depot

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Pioneer & trails Chicago & Alton Depot

318 W. Pacific  (816) 325-7955 www.chicagoalton1879depot.org Built in 1879, the depot is believed to be the oldest two-story frame depot remaining in Missouri. It was moved to the National Frontier Trails Museum Campus in 1996. Hours: Apr-Oct 9:30 am-4:30pm Mon, Thr-Sat; 12:30-4:30pm Sun. Cost: Donations welcomed.

Civil War Driving Tour

Bingham-Waggoner Estate

Bingham-Waggoner Estate

313 W. Pacific  (816) 461-3491  www.bwestate.org

Built in 1852 along the 1846 alignment of the Santa Fe Trail, this magnificent home was once owned by George C. Bingham, famed Civil War artist. It was also home to the Waggoner family, founders of Waggoner Gates Mill, from 1879-1976. Extensively renovated in the 1890s, it contains many original furnishings and accessories. Gift shop located in Carriage House. A combination ticket is available with Vaile Mansion,1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home and National Frontier Trails Museum for a reduced fee.

(800) 748-7323  www.visitindependence.com Five stops for the First Battle of Independence, one of the first urban battles of the Civil War on August 11, 1862. Ten stops for the Battle of the Little Blue on October 21-22, 1864, a battle between 15,000 Union and Confederate forces. Call or see Web site to obtain a driving tour brochure. Historic Independence Square

(816) 461-0065  www.theindependencesquare.com This is where thousands began their journey West, and Harry Truman started his political career. Take a covered wagon tour or shop in over twenty specialty and antique shops. Enjoy fine or casual dining at one of the many restaurants, a first-run movie at the Pharaoh Theatre or a game of bowling at the Diamond Bowl.

Hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Sat; 1-4pm Sun. Closed Nov, Jan-Mar Cost: $6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-16; under 6 free Holiday tours: day after Thanksgiving-Dec 30.

Swales Walking Trail at Bingham-Waggoner Estate See certified wagon swales (ruts) by entering at the back of Bingham-Waggoner parking lot. Across the foot bridge is a one-quarter mile trail with interpretive signs focusing on the Santa Fe two-way international trade route. Historic Independence Square

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Pioneer & trails Leila’s Hair Museum

1333 S. Noland  (816) 833-2955 One of a kind museum pays tribute to the Victorian-era art of hair jewelry and wreaths with 300 framed hair wreaths and over 2,000 pieces of jewelry made of hair. In the 1800s, family members would craft these keepsakes from locks of their loved one’s hair. Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Sat Cost: $5 adults, $2.50 seniors 65+ & children 12 & under.

National Frontier Trails Museum 318 W. Pacific  (816) 325-7575 www.frontiertrailsmuseum.org

During America’s expansion in the 1800s, three great routes led the pioneers west—the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails. All began in Independence, also known as the “Queen City of the Trails.” Relive one of the most captivating sagas in American history where traders made fortunes by daring to cross hostile plains, and families left loved ones and braved half a continent of wilderness to fulfill the American Dream. A combination ticket is available with BinghamWaggoner Estate, Vaile Mansion and 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home for a reduced fee. Hours: 9am-4:30pm Mon-Sat; 12:30-4:30pm Sun; Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day. Cost: $6 adults; $5 seniors 62+; $3 ages 6-17; under 6 free.

Pioneer Spring Cabin

201 N. Dodgion  (816) 325-7111 A look at log cabin life in the 1800s. Hours: April 1-Oct 31: 10am-2pm Mon-Fri; Closed Nov-Mar. Cost: Free

LEILA’S  HAIR MUSEUM

Antique Hair Jewelry & Wreaths Over 100 Years Old 1333 S. Noland, Independence

Tues.- Sat. 9:00 - 4:00 pm

816-833-2955

HISTORIC HOMEs PACKaGE Explore the role of Independence in American history through these grandly restored historic homes and the colorful stories that fill their walls. The historic homes package includes admission to the 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home, BinghamWaggoner Estate and Vaile Mansion. Package Cost: $15 adults. (Includes all 3 sites) Tickets available at individual sites. Visit four sites including: the National Frontier Trails Museum, Jail, Bingham and Vaile for $20 adults. Holiday tours: day after Thanksgiving-Dec 30.

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Religious

Herbert Webb

Community of Christ international Headquarters

(816) 833-1000, ext. 3030  www.CofChrist.org

The Temple and Auditorium serve as the international headquarters for Community of Christ, a worldwide Christian denomination with approximately a quarter of a million members. Audio tours available at Temple for individuals and small groups – 30-35 minutes long. Go at your own pace. Auditorium: 1001 W. Walnut Designed in the 1920s, this green-domed building features a 5,600 seat Conference chamber, a 110-rank Aeolian Skinner pipe organ, and Children’s Peace Pavilion. Vaile Mansion

Vaile Mansion

1500 N. Liberty  (816) 325-7430  www.vailemansion. org This 30-room mansion was built by frontier business tycoon Harvey Vaile in 1881. Recognized as one of the finest examples of Second Empire Victorian architecture in the U.S., the opulent estate boasted conveniences such as flushing toilets, a built-in 6,000 gallon water tank, and a 48,000 gallon wine cellar. A combination ticket is available with BinghamWaggoner Estate, 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home and National Frontier Trails Museum for a reduced fee.

Temple: 201 S. River Spiraling 300 ft. into the air, this facility houses a museum, two theaters, a bookstore, a 1,600 seat sanctuary, multi-cultural artwork and a 102-rank Casavante Fréres pipe organ. Tour Hours: Apr-Oct 9am-5pm Mon-Sat; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Nov-Mar 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10a.m-4 pm Sat; closed Sun. Free organ recitals: Sept-May 3pm Sun; Jun-Aug 3pm daily Prayer for Peace: 1pm daily Cost: Free

Hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Sat; 1-4pm Sun. Closed Nov, Jan-Mar. Cost: $6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-16; under 6 free Holiday tours: day after Thanksgiving-Dec 30.

Other Regional Frontier Sites Ft. Osage National Historic Landmark, Sibley, Mo. (816) 503-4800 Missouri Town, Fleming Park, Lake Jacomo, Blue Springs, Mo. (816) 503-4800

Community of Christ Auditorium & Temple

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Church of Christ (Temple Lot) 200 S. River  (816) 833-3995 This church sits on the original temple lot dedicated by Joseph Smith in 1831. Two originally inscribed cornerstone markers displayed in the Visitors Center were found in 1929 during an excavation for the spot of a proposed temple. Hours: October-April 9am-4:30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-noon Sat; May-September 9am-5 pm Mon-Sat.

Heritage Plaza 1034 W. Lexington  (816) 461-6578 Includes the Flournoy Home and F.M. Smith Library, built in the 1820s. Free guided or self-guided tours, times posted at the site; other times by appointment.

Missouri Mormon Walking Trail Beginning at Walnut & River, across the street from the Community of Christ Auditorium, the trail is one mile long with 14 plaques depicting key early Mormon sites. Brochure available at key sites. Mormon Visitors Center 937 W. Walnut  (816) 836-3466  www.lds.org Thousands of visitors tour the center to see how the early Latter-Day Saints pioneers came from the east to the frontier lands to establish their communities. Recreations of an 1830s’s cabin and the first printing press east of the Mississippi River are presented.

Mormon Visitors Center

Historic Churches First Christian Church, 125 S. Pleasant (between Lexington and Kansas)

In 1835, more than 30 pioneers met in the log cabin home of Oliver and Ann Caldwell to establish the first Christian Church in Independence, and second in Jackson County. It has grown from a one-room log structure built in 1836 on the corner of Lynn and Walnut to the large brick building used today. First Presbyterian Church 100 N. Pleasant (Northwest corner of Lexington and Pleasant)

In 1913, the Liberty Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church (established in 1826) and the First Presbyterian Church (established in 1841) merged. Harry Truman attended Sunday School and met Bess Wallace here.

Free guided tours daily from 9am-9pm.

First United Methodist Church 400 W. Maple

United Nations Peace Plaza and Fountain Corner of Lexington Ave. and Walnut, this is where President Truman announced that the U.S. would become a signatory to the United Nations. The only other Plaza in the world dedicated to the UN is located in New York.

J.D. Hulse, a circuit rider organized a group in 1835 which settled at its present location on the corner of Maple & Spring. This is the first Methodist church established in Jackson County.

(Northwest corner of Maple and Spring)

Second Baptist Church 116 E. White Oak Ave. (Northeast corner of White Oak and Main)

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church 611 N. Liberty (Southeast corner of Liberty & College)

In 1822, the Rev. Charles de la Crois, a Catholic missionary, established St. Mary’s as a French and Indian mission. St. Mary’s was the first Catholic church in Jackson County. Tours Hours: 8:30am-4pm, Mon-Fri by appointment.

Stone Church, Community of Christ 1012 W. Lexington (Corner of River Blvd. and Lexington) With the official cornerstone laid on April 6, 1888, the church opened in March, 1892. The first Community of Christ (RLDS) congregation in the area, it created the internationally renowned Independence Messiah Choir in 1916. Tours Hours: 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri or by appointment.

Trinity Episcopal Church 409 N. Liberty (Northeast corner of Liberty and White Oak)

Founded in 1837, this is the oldest Episcopal Church in Jackson County. It was where Bess Truman attended and eventually married Harry on June 28, 1919. Tour Hours: 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Stone Church

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Worship with us at the Stone Church 1012 W. Lexington, Independence 816-254-2211 Pastor Terry Snapp

Sunday Services

8:30 am – Gathering / Refreshments 9:00 am – Church School (All Ages) 10:10 – Announcements 10:20 am – Worship Services Junior Church (4-12 years old)

Wednesdays

4:30 pm – Jesus and Me (JAM) 5 – 12 years old – September thru May Prayer Services 7:00 pm www.stone-church.org


Children’s Activities

Children’s Peace Pavilion

1001 W. Walnut  (816) 521-3033

Unique museum engages children in concepts of building peace through hands-on exhibits and activities.

Hours: 9:30am-2pm Tues-Fri. Cost: Free

George Owens Nature Park 1601 S. Speck  (816) 325-7115 See information page 20.

Hours: Oct-March 9am-5:30pm Tues-Sat; 12-5:30pm Sun April-Sept 9am – 8:30pm Tues-Sat; 12-6pm Sun Puppetry Arts Institute

Pioneer trails Adventures

Pick up outside 217 N. Main  (816) 456-4991 www.pioneertrailsadventures.com Be entertained by the Wrangler with historical tales while riding in a covered wagon or sleigh. Tours: 9:30 am-4:30 pm Mon-Sat April - Nov. By appointment the rest of the year. Reservations recommended.

Puppetry Arts Institute 11025 E. Winner Road (816) 833-9777  www.hazelle.org

Home to marionettes created by renowned manufacturer Hazelle Rollins. Featured in Smithsonian magazine. Puppet shows presented on most weekends. Hours: 10am-5pm, Tues-Sat. Cost: $3 adults; $1.50 children under 16

(Special children’s activities are available at the National Frontier Trails Museum, and the Truman Library & Museum).

Pioneer Trails Adventure

Chicago & Alton Depot

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Recreation & Entertainment

Adventure Oasis Water Park Hub Drive, north of 23rd St.  (816) 325-7843 www.independencemo.org/aquatic Features a lazy river, three water slides, interactive family pool, climbing wall, and lap pool. (See ad page 4) Summer hours: Mon-Fri noon-8 pm; Sat-Sun 11 am-8pm; Holidays 11 am-6 pm. Cost: $9 adult, $7 youth/senior, under 2 – free with paid adult.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World 18001 E. Bass Pro Dr.  (816) 795-4300 180,000 sq. ft. store has two-story atrium with 30-foot waterfall, boat showroom, laser arcade, pistol and archery range, 420-seat Islamorada Fish Company restaurant and an 18-acre lake surrounded by nature trails and an outdoor nature park. George Owens Nature Park 1601 S. Speck Rd.  (816) 325-7115 www.georgeowensnaturepark.org 86 acres of forest, lakes, hiking trails, campground, family picnic area, rain gardens, pavilion, and wildlife. Seasonal exhibits in nature center. Sept 23 through March 22 hours: Tue-Sat 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.; closed Mon. March 23 through Sept 22 hours: Tue-Sat 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sun noon-8:30 p.m.; closed Mon.

Golf Courses Drumm Farm 15400 E. 34 Street  (816) 350-9900 www.drummfarmgolfclub.com Rockwood 2400 S. Maywood Ave.  (816) 252-2000 www.rockwoodgolfclub.com Winterstone 17101 E. Kentucky  (816) 257-5755 www.winterstonegolf.com Stone Canyon 22415 E. 39th St.  (816) 228-3333 www.stonecanyongolfclub.com

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Missouri Mavericks at Independence Events Center

Independence Events Center 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy e (816) 795-7577 www.independenceeventscenter.com Home to the Missouri Mavericks CHL Hockey and Missouri Comets MISL Soccer, this multi-pupose facility, with 5,900 fixed seats, hosts a variety of sports and entertainment venues including concerts, trade shows, high school sporting events, family shows and a community ice rink. Free parking. For tickets to Missouri Mavericks call (816) 252-7825 or www.missourimavericks.com. For Missouri Comets call (816) 478-2255 or www.cometsindoorsoccer.com. Concert tickets call (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. (See ad page 40) Independence Parks & Recreation 201 N. Dodgion St.  (816) 325-7370 www.ci.independence.mo.us/parksandrec 41 parks and facilities with sports, classes, programs and activities for young and old. Walking Trails Little Blue Trace Walking Trail is accessible from Hartman Heritage Center (I-70 and Little Blue Expressway) and extends north to Blue Mills Road (just north of 24 Hwy). The pedestrian and bike trails are approximately 10 miles long. Other Regional Recreation Jackson County Parks & Recreation 22807 Woods Chapel Rd  Blue Springs, MO 64015 (816) 503-4800  parksrec@jacksongov.org Over 22,000 acres in land and water recreation including hiking, boating, beaches and historical sites. www.visitindependence.com  21


Christmas Activities

Genealogy & REsearch

Graceland University Center for the Study of the Korean War 1401 W. Truman, on Graceland Campus (816) 833-0524 ext. 4303 Hours: 8am-noon Mon-Fri and by appointment

Jackson County Genealogical Society Research Library 1111 W. Pacific Ave. in the Historic Truman Depot (816) 252-8128 Hours: 10am-4pm Tue, Thur and Sat; other times by appointment.

Jackson County Historical Society Archives, Research Library and Book Shop Your Heritage holiday Hometown Christmas is very special in Independence. With all sites participating in over 30 events in “Spirit of Christmas Past,” from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the Vaile Mansion, Bingham-Waggoner Estate and 1859 Marshal’s Home are decorated festively and offer a special tour package. The Historic Square is highlighted by the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. There are open houses, holiday concerts, and puppet shows, plus the numerous shops on the Square provide excellent choices for Christmas shopping. Contact the Tourism Department at (800) 748-7323 or www.visitindependence.com for a free Christmas brochure.

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112 W. Lexington Ave., Room 103, Independence Square Courthouse (816) 252-7454  www.jchs.org

Hours: Mon-Fri by advance appointment

Merrill J. Mattes Research Library 318 W. Pacific at the National Frontier Trails Museum (816) 325-7575 Hours: By appointment during regular hours at the Trails Museum

midwest Genealogy Center

3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd.  (816) 252-7228 www.mcpl.lib.mo.us State-of-the-art facility features resources for genealogical and historical research. Gallery highlights George Caleb Bingham portraits and lithographs. Wi-Fi available. Free. Hours: 9am-9pm Mon-Thur; 9am-6pm Fri; 9am-5pm Sat; 1-5pm Sun. Closed holidays.

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Shopping

Historic Independence Square Main, Lexington, Maple, & Liberty  (816) 461-0065 Eight restaurants, 15 gift and specialty stores, and antique shops. www.theindependencesquare.com Independence Center I-70 & M-291  (816) 795-0770 Contemporary shopping, indoor comfort. www.independence-center.com Englewood STATION Shopping District Winner Road & Sterling Avenue  (816) 254-9044 Locally-owned businesses create this unique arts and cultural district. Apple Tree Center 40 Hwy & Shrank Road  (816) 373-0410 Bolger Square 39th St and Crackerneck Rd. Crackerneck Plaza 40 Hwy & Selsa Rd.  (913) 648-6900 www.crackerneckplaza.com Eastland Center M-291 & 40 Hwy Hartman Heritage Center Jackson Dr & Little Blue Parkway Noland Fashion Square Noland Rd & 40 Hwy

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Map - Follow the Trail of History

Historic Sites & Attractions 1. Truman Home Ticket Center and Tourist Information Center 2. 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home Museum Pioneer Trails Adventures 3. Clinton’s Soda Fountain and Gifts 4. Jackson County Courthouse Truman Courtroom/Jackson  County Historical Society Archives 5. 1827 Log Courthouse 6. Bingham-Waggoner Estate 7. National Frontier Trails Museum, Chicago and Alton Depot 8. Truman Depot 9. Puppetry Arts Institute & Englewood Station Shopping District 10. Mormon Visitors Center 11. Community of Christ Auditorium 12. Church of Christ Temple Lot, Temple Lot Historic Marker 13. The Temple, Community of Christ 14. Truman Home (buy tickets at site #1) 15. Truman Library & Musuem 16. Vaile Mansion 17. Pioneer Spring Cabin 18. Midwest Genealogy Center 19. Adventure Oasis Water Park 20. Leila’s Hair Museum 21. To I-70, Independence Center Shops, Hartman Heritage Conference Center & Independence Events Center 26  (800) 748-7323

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Hotels & Motels

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Lodging

America’s Best Value 108 $$ NB No 6 (816) 373-2800 13712 E. 42nd Terr www.bestvalueinn.com Gourmet coffee, wifi, free local calls, pet friendly, convenient drive-up rooms

American Inn

123 $$- NB OP 2 (816) 373-8300  (800) 517-4717 $$$ 4141 S. Noland Rd. www.myamericaninn.com Laundry, cable TV, free local calls, vending area, 24-hour free coffee

Best Western Truman Inn

(816) 254-0100  (800) WESTERN 4048 S. Lynn Court Dr. www.bwtrumaninn.com Coffemakers in rooms, dataport, phones, cont. breakfast, wireless hi-speed Internet

105 $$ NB OP 2

Comfort Suites

88 $$$ - NB (816) 373-9880  (800) 4CHOICE suites $$$$ 19751 E. Valley View Pky, www.zmchotels.com Free cont. breakfast, cable TV, free local calls, Hi-speed Internet, pet friendly, smoke-free, ADA rooms

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Crossland Economy Studios 120 $ NB No 8 (816) 350-2151  (800) EXTSTAY 14800 E. 42nd St. www.crosslandstudios.com www.extendedstayhotel.com Free local calls, kitchenettes, guest laundry, elevator, sat. TV, dataport

Deluxe Inn

(816) 313-1200  10301 E 40 Hwy Direct TV, free local calls & fax service, free internet, micro, fridge

21 $$ NB J No

Fairfield Inn

(816) 795-1616  (800) 228-2800 18700 E. 37th Terr. www.marriott.com/mciin Cable TV/HBO, cont. breakfast, elevator, WiFi

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Great Western

(816) 833-0880  15912 E. 24 Hwy. Cable TV, family suite, fax, fridge & microwave available

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Higher Ground Hotel

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(816) 836-0292  (877) 836-0292 200 N. Delaware www.highergroundhotel.com Direct TV, laundry, cont. breakfast, elevator, smokefree, meeting rooms, free WiFi

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Hilton Garden Inn

201 $$$$ NB IP 12 (816) 350-3000  (877) STAYHGI 19677 E. Jackson Dr. www.independence.stayhgi.com Newly renovated. Conference center, ballroom, frequent guest program, mall nearby, 24-hour food pantry, refrigerator/ microwave, hi-speed Internet

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

91 $$$$ NB P/J 5

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Deluxe hot Cont. breakfast, local calls, fitness center, hispeed Internet, pet friendly

Motel 6 9 studio $$ NB OP 2 (816) 350-7816  (800) 4MOTEL6 kitchens 4142 S. Noland Rd 71 rooms www.motel6indepmo.com free coffee, free Wi-Fi, HBO, laundry, pet friendly

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Residence Inn by Marriott 80 $$$$ NB IP/J 5 (816) 795-6466  (800) 331-3131 3700 S. Arrowhead Ave. www.marriott.com/mciri Perfect for extended stay! Suites w/kitchen & living room, fitness room, sports court, full hot breakfast, hi-speed internet, social event Mon-Thr, laundry, voicemail

Staybridge Suites 102 $$$$ NB OP/J 6 (816) 994-2700 Suites 19400 E. 39th Place S. staybridge.com/kcindependence New in 2010, all suites, Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, hot b’kfast buffet, fitness center, meeting space, T-Thr evening reception Super Budget Inn

(816) 373-7500 15014 E. 40 Hwy, KC, MO 64136 Cable TV, free local calls. Hi-speed Internet. All ground floor rooms.

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78 $$ NB OP 1 (816) 833-1888  (800) 800-8000 one 4032 S. Lynn Ct. Dr. suite www.super8independence.com Group discounts, free local calls, cable TV, laundry, microwave, fridge available. Free cont. breakfast, hi-speed Internet, pet friendly


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Alboneé Country Inn 2 $85- B’kfast No No and Vineyards $95 (816) 220-2820 2200 S. Crenshaw Rd. Vineyard-winery setting, full breakfast, Satellite TV www.alboneecountryinn.com (see ad on page 39)

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1 $109 Cont. No No (816) 461-3820 B’kfast 515 W. Truman Rd. Four houses east of Truman Home, one unit w/2 bedrooms and bath, full kitchen, near Square Lreyburn.362@ad.com

Hawthorn B&B

6 (816) 252-2607 1 Hawthorne Place www.hawthornbb.com Historic estate, full breakfast, all private baths, cable TV, WiFi, weddings, private dining events (see ad on page 39)

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3 $90- Full No No (816) 796-7037 $95 B’kfast 1107 W. College Queen Anne Victorian B&B near the heart of the Historic District, wireless internet, cable TV, children over 10, no pets www.threetrailsinn.com

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3 $75- B’kfast No No (816) 254-0551 $95 1604 W. Lexington Ave. Two-room suite, garden, cable TV, PM hors d’oeuvres

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Camping Campus RV Park 30 $29.50 NB No on (816) 254-1815 Square (888) 254-3750 (reservations) 406 S. Pleasant Showers, full hookup, Laundromat, modem access, WiFi, cable TV

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Calendar of Events All phone numbers are in 816 area code.

Ongoing January-December Talkin’ Truman Programs Truman Library, 500 W. 24 Hwy. Second Saturday of every month explore the life and times of President Truman at 11 a.m. Visit www.trumanlibrary.org for program listing or call (800) 833-1225 March 10-September 8 Steamboats to Steam Engines: George Caleb Bingham’s Missouri: 1819-1879 Truman Library, 500 W. 24 Hwy. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.; Thr (May-Sept) 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 268-8200 or (800) 833-1225 June-August Free Organ Recitals Community of Christ Auditorium and Temple, 201 S. River. Daily, 3 p.m., rest of year, recitals are presented Sunday afternoons only. 833-1000 x 2324 Daily Prayer for Peace at 1 p.m. Community of Christ Temple, 201 S. River. 833-1000 www.cofchrist.org

January

1-10 “Christmas with the Trumans” Truman Home Visitors Center, 223 N. Main, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. 254-9929 1-31 “Hazelle’s Competitors” Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. Exhibit of puppets made by companies which competed with Hazelle’s puppets. 1- a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-Sat. $3 adults, $1.50 to age 16 (extra fee to make puppet). 833-9777 6, 13, 20, 27 Manifest Destiny National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 30-min. gallery walk. 2 p.m. 325-7575 7-8 Long Term Commitment Wreaths Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue-Sat. $5 adults, $2.50 seniors and ages 12 & under. 833-2955 8 City of Independence Appreciation Day Truman Library, 500 W. 24 Hwy. Free for all residents with proof of residency. Children’s activities, Truman impersonator. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (800) 833-1225 9, 16, 23, 30 Film Series National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. On the 9th Saving A Legacy: the Oregon-California Trails; on the 16th Fanny! A Pioneer Sage; on the 23rd Mules; and the 30th “All Aboard!” Passenger Trains in America. 2 p.m. 325-7575 12-13 Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show Independence Events Center, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com 13 Tombstone Talks: “Marble Roses: Tombstone Art, Decoration and Symbolism” National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Five part series on tombstones by NFTM Director John Mark Lambertson. 7 p.m. $6 each or $25 for the series. 325-7575 13-16, 21-23 “The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s” (Over the Tavern, Part III) Play Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. 8 p.m. On the 16th 2 p.m. $10 adults. 325-7370 14-15 Chandler Book Wreaths Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 www.visitindependence.com  41


Calendar of Events 15 “Brave Girls and Big Teeth” Puppet Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. Hand puppet show tells how girl power overcomes large-toothed animals. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777 18 BB King Concert Independence Events Center, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com 20 KU vs MU Men’s Hockey Border Showdown Independence Events Center, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy. 795-7577 or www.independenceeventscenter.com 21 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 28-29 Abigail Page Bailey Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m, Tue-Sat. $5 adults, $2.50 seniors and ages 12 & under. 833-2955

February Alice in Wonderland Mystery Dinner Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific. Date to be decided. $45 each, reservations required. 5-8 p.m. 461-3491 3, 10, 17, 24 Presidents and the West National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Role of presidents and the west in honor of Presidents Day. 2 p.m. 325-7575 4-5 Hair from the Presidents Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m, Tue-Sat. $5 adults, $2.50 seniors and ages 12 & under. 833-2955 5 Power Palooza Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. Indoor carnival with puppet shows, inflatables, games, face painting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1 game tickets. 325-7370 5 Chanticleer Community of Christ Temple, 201 S. River. Twelve male voices singing renaissance to jazz, gospel to new music. 8 p.m. Tickets available through the Friends of Chamber Music. 833-1000 6 Jan Kraybill, Super Bowl XII Community of Christ Temple, 201 S. River. 3 p.m. Free. 833-1000 10 Tombstone Talks “Glorious Monuments: America’s Golden Age of Tombstone Art” National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Series on tombstones. 7 p.m. $6. 325-7575

A Great Place To Have Fun All Year Long Visit www.westonmo.com for more information. Chamber Office 816-640-2909

11-12 People Magazine Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m, Tue-Sat. $5 adults, $2.50 seniors and ages 12 & under. 833-2955 13 Bess Truman Birthday Celebration Truman Library, 500 W. 24 Hwy. Program at 2 p.m. followed by reception. Visit www.trumanlibrary.org for details or call (800) 833-1225 17-20, 24-27 “Cinderella” Powerhouse Theatre Musical Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $12 adults. 325-7370 18 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. 3rd Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 325-7370

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Calendar of Events 18-19 Coal Mining Family Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m, Tue-Sat. $5 adults, $2.50 seniors and ages 12 & under. 833-2955 19-21 “Hello Dolly” Santa Fe Doll Club Exhibit Presidents Day Weekend at Bingham-Waggoner, 313 W. Pacific. Doll appraiser $5 per doll. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m.; Mon. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6 adults, $3 ages 6-16. 461-3491 21 President’s Day Truman Library, 500 W. 24 Hwy. Fresh baked cookies served from 10 a.m. while they last, using White House recipes. Truman impersonator from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (800) 833-1225 25-26 Hair Art on Glass Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m, Tue-Sat. $5 adults, $2.50 seniors and ages 12 & under. 833-2955 26 “A Wild Goose Chase” Puppet Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. Shadow puppets show a world filled with dancing pants, mischievous space ships and more whimsical images. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5 833-9777 27 Tom Winpenny, Organist Community of Christ Temple, 201 S. River. 3 p.m. Free. 833-1000

March

1 The Louisiana Purchase National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 7 p.m. $6. 325-7575 3. 10, 17, 24 Getting Ready National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 2 p.m. 325-7575 5 & 12 Weaving Without a Loom – Advance Class National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Workshop to enhance fluency in loomless weaving. 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. the 5th; 9 a.m. to finish on the 12th. $100.00 Contact Donna Fuller, ladyofthelooms@yahoo.com. 836-5098 4-5,11-12, 15-16, 18-19 Leila’s First Piece of Hair Art, In Remembrance of a Child, Bonnets, Watch Chain Displays Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m, Tue-Sat. $5 adults, $2.50 seniors and ages 12 & under. 833-2955 10 Tombstone Talks “Chiseled History: Curious, Informative, and Humorous Tombstone Inscriptions” National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Series on tombstones. 7 p.m. $6. 325-7575 12 Puttin’ on the Ritz Fashion Show Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific. $25, reservations req. Noon. 461-3491 18 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 18-20, 25-27 “Nifty Fifties” a Comedy by Children’s Performing Theatre Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $7 adults. 325-7370

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19 Decorative “Crazy with Fans” National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Crazy quilt workshop. Fabric, thread and beads provided. Bring needles and scissors. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 325-7575

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Calendar of Events 19 & 20 George Caleb Bingham 200th Birthday Celebration Bingham-Waggoner, 313 W. Pacific 461-3491 26 “Little Red Riding Hood” Puppet Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. Humorous updated version of a traditional fairy tale. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777

1-31 “Watercolors” Chicago & Alton Depot, 318 W. Pacific. Art by Anne De Young on display. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon, Thr-Sat; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. Donations welcomed. 325-7955 5, 12, 19, 26 Highlights Tour National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 30-minute gallery walk. 2 p.m. 325-7575

26 “Wizard of Oz Tea Party & Vintage Fashion Show” Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty. Tasty tidbits and Harp music along with Dorothy & the Witches. 2-4 p.m. $25, Reservations required. 305-3712

7 Truman’s Birthday Celebration on Independence Square Tractor run 6-10 a.m. $1 trolley rides, $1 admission at sites, birthday cake, face painting, call 325-7111. Farm & Flower Show, call 461-0065

April

7 Buck Days Truman Library, 500 W. 24 Hwy. Admission all day $1 in celebration of President Truman’s birthday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (800) 833-1225

1 October 31 Historic Homes Open for the Season BinghamWaggoner Estate, 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home, Vaile Mansion. 325-7111 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Reliquaries, Crosses in Hair Art, Thomas Family Wreath, Teresa Van Horn, French Hair Art Leila’s Hair Museum, 1333 S. Noland Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m, Tue-Sat. $5 adults, $2.50 seniors and ages 12 & under. 833-2955 1-30 “A Puppet Celebration” Chicago & Alton Depot, 318 W. Pacific. Puppets on display by collector Diane Houk. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon, Thr-Sat; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. Donations welcomed. 325-7955 7, 14, 21, 28 Civil War in the West National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 30-min. gallery walk. 2 p.m. 325-7575 14 Tombstone Talks “Gone But Not Forgotten: Tombstones of the Famous and Infamous” National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Series on tombstones. 7 p.m. $6. 325-7575 15 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 15 & 16 “Trouble on the Border – Order #11 Puppet Show The show, a collaboration between Puppetry Arts Institute and National Frontier Trails Museum Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion. Learn about a family torn apart as they struggle with slavery issue in Missouri and Kansas. Suitable for ages 9 & up. Advance reservations requested. $10 on the 15th at 7 p.m. - show & reception; $7.50 on the 16th at 2 p.m. - show only. 833-9777 29 & 30, May 1, 6-8 “Every Little Crook and Nanny” Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. Performance by 50 Plus Theatre Troup. 2p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $7 adults. 325-7370 30 Trails from the Square 50-minute walking tour Jackson Statue (west side of Square Courthouse). 10 a.m. $5, reservations by Friday, April 29 at 3 p.m. 325-7575

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8 Truman Birthday Celebration Truman Library, 500 W. 24 Hwy. Open at 8:30 a.m., wreathlaying at 9 a.m., birthday cake 1:30 p.m. till its gone and “President Truman” from 1:30-3:30 p.m. (800) 833-1225 8 Mother’s Day Free for All Mothers at Truman Library 500 W. 24 Hwy. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (800) 833-1225 12 Tombstone Talks “Pyramids, Crosses and Shrines: Tombstoning Around the World” National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Series on tombstones. 7 p.m. $6. 325-7575 20 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 21 “Just So Stories/Aesop’s Fables” Puppet Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777 28 Evening Wagon Ride and Swales Walk National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 60-minute program. 6:30 p.m. $15 Adults; $12 Ages 6-17. Reservations required by 3 p.m., May 28. 325-7575

June Free Moonlight Movies Every Thursday on Independence Square Enjoy outdoor movies at dusk in the parking lot at Maple & Liberty, next to Pharaoh Theatre. 1-30 “Loose-Wiles Biscuit Co of Kansas City Candy and Cookie Molds” Chicago & Alton Depot, 318 W. Pacific. A collection of molds used in making cookies and candy by Dorothy Hupp. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon, Thr-Sat; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. Donations welcomed. 325-7955 2-5, 10-12 “Almost Maine” Powerhouse Theatre Drama Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion $10. 325-7370 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Highlights Tour National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 30-min. gallery walk. 2 p.m. 325-7575 4 Strawberry Festival Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty. Antiques, crafts, carriage rides, vintage cars, music, strawberry treats, and tours. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, fee for tours. 229-8293 www.visitindependence.com  47


Calendar of Events 11 Breakfast on the Trails Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific. Food, live music, and re-enactors. 7-9:30 a.m. $8 adults, $5 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 461-3491 11 Family Fun Day at NFTM 318 W. Pacific. Free with regular admission wagon rides, cookies & cider. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 325-7575 11 & 12 Dear Jane Quilt Show and Anniversary Celebration Midwest Genealogy Center, Northeast Hall, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd. Cake, classes, and quilts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the 11th and 1-4 p.m. on the 12th. Free. 252-7228 15 Wagons Ho! National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 90-minute program. 10-11:30 a.m. $7.50 with advance reservation. 325-7575 17 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 18 Crazy Doll or Baby Quilt National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Fabric, thread, and decorative items included. Bring needle and scissors. $30 with advance reservation. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 325-7575 19 Father’s Day Free for All Fathers at Truman Library 500 W. 24 Hwy. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (800) 833-1225

14 Living Abe Lincoln Midwest Genealogy Center, Northeast Hall, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd. Presentation by actor Larry Greer. Free. 7 p.m. Call 252-7228 to register. 15 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 23 Farm Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777

24 “Summer Fantasy” Powerhouse Theatre Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. 7:30 p.m. $2 adults, $1 children. 325-7370

30 Evening Wagon Ride and Swales Walk National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 60-minute program 6:30 p.m. $15 Adults; $12 Ages 6-17. Reservations required. 325-7575

25 “Stella Luna” Puppet Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. 11 a.m & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777

August

26 Evening Wagon Ride and Swales Walk National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 60-minute program 6:30 p.m. $15 Adults; $12 Ages 6-17. Reservations required. 325-7575

Free Moonlight Movies Every Thursday on Independence Square Enjoy outdoor movies at dusk in the parking lot at Maple & Liberty, next to Pharaoh Theatre.

July Free Moonlight Movies Every Thursday on Independence Square Enjoy outdoor movies at dusk in the parking lot at Maple & Liberty, next to Pharaoh Theatre. 1-31 “Animal Woodcarvings” Chicago & Alton Depot, 318 W. Pacific. Woodcarvings by Bob Shields. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon, Thr-Sat; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. Donations welcomed. 325-7955

1-31 “Buttons, Buttons, Who’s got the Overall Buttons?” Exhibit Chicago & Alton Depot, 318 W. Pacific. A collection of overall buttons by Madelyn Connelly. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon, Thr-Sat; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. Donations welcomed. 325-7955 3 Wagons Ho! National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 90-minute program. 10-11:30 a.m. $7.50 with advance reservation. 325-7575 4, 11, 18, 25 Seeing the Elephant National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 30-min. gallery walk. 2 p.m. 325-7575

4 Fourth of July Celebration Mormon Visitors Center, 937 W. Walnut Concert followed by fireworks at dusk. 325-7860

13 KCCA Corvette Show Historic Independence Square 461-0065

7, 14, 21, 28 Fourth of July on the Trail National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 2 p.m. 325-7575

13 Family Fun Day at NFTM National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Free with regular admission wagon rides, cookies and cider. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 325-7575

9 24th Annual Antique & Craft Fair Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 461-3491 9 Family Fun Day at NFTM National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Free with regular admission wagon rides, cookies and cider. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 325-7575 13 Wagons Ho! National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 90-minute program. 10-11:30 a.m. $7.50 with advance reservation. 325-7575 48  (800) 748-7323

19 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 20 “In the Mirror – Three Tales From Asia” Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777 www.visitindependence.com  49


Calendar of Events 28 Evening Wagon Ride and Swales Walk National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 60-minute program 6:30 p.m. $15 Adults; $12 Ages 6-17. Reservations required. 325-7575

29 Evening Wagon Ride and Swales Walk National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 60-minute program. 6:30 p.m. $15 Adults; $12 Ages 6-17. Reservations required. 325-7575

September

October

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Highlights Tour National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 30-minute gallery walk. 2 p.m. 325-7575

1-31 “Majolica – the Shape of Nature on Victorian Pottery” Chicago & Alton Depot, 318 W. Pacific. Victorian Pottery exhibit by Madelyn Connelly. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon, Thr-Sat; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. Donations welcomed. 325-7955

1-30 “Lunch Boxes – A Thing of the Past” Chicago & Alton Depot, 318 W. Pacific. A collection of children’s lunch boxes on display by Keith Harmon. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon, Thr-Sat; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. Donations welcomed. 325-7955 2-5 Santa-Cali-Gon Festival on Independence Square 500 craft and 50 food booths, music, carnival. Free. 252-4745 3-5 Santa-Cali-Gon Quilt Show Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. 1-a.m.-5 p.m. on the 3rd; noon-5 p.m. on the 4th; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the 5th. Free. 325-7370 8-11, 16-18 Powerhouse Theatre Performance TBA Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. $10. 2 & 8 p.m. 325-7370 16 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 17 Crazy Quilt “Order #11” National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Fabric, thread & decorative items provided. Bring thread and scissors. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $30 with advance reservation. 325-7575 17 “Cracker Cinderella” Puppet Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777 17 Pig Pickin’ Chicken Lickin’ Feast Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific. $14.00 adults, $5 ages 10 & under, reservations required. 4-7 p.m. 461-3491

6 Girls Night Out on Independence Square Music, specials, discounts, treats – for women only! 5-9 p.m. 461-0065 6, 13, 20, 27 Highlights Tour National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 30-minute gallery walk. 2 p.m. 325-7575 7, 14, 21, 28 Friday Night Ghost Tours on Independence Square At 7, 8 or 9 p.m., tour 1859 Jail, wagon ride, ghost stories Limited to 15 with advance reservations. 461-0065 7-9, 14-16 Encore Theatre Performance TBA Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. 2 & 7:30 p.m. $7 adult . 325-7370 15 Corn Husk Doll Making Workshop National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 10 -11:30 a.m. $15, advance reservation required. Limit 15. 325-7575 15 “Peter and the Wolf” Puppet Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. Traditional story and music with marionettes. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777 15 Trails from the Square 50-minute walking tour begins at Jackson Statue (west side of Square Courthouse). 1 p.m. $5, reservations by October 14. 325-7575 21 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 21, 22, 28 & 29 Enchanted Forest George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd. Non-scary Halloween event, storybook characters and hayride. $3. 325-7370 21-23 Peace Colloquy Community of Christ Temple, 201 S. River. For registration information, call Brad Martell 833-1000 x2355 22 Mystic Pumpkin Festival Englewood Business District, Winner Rd west of Sterling Ave. Carnival games, contests, crafts, pumpkins, stories. Begins at 2 p.m. Free, fee for concessions. 252-3372 29 Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating on Independence Square Call 461-0065 for trick or treating on the Square from 1-3 p.m. Call 252-4745 for parade at 3 p.m.

November 3, 10, 17, 24 Highlights Tour National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 30-minute gallery walk. 2 p.m. 325-7575 4 & 5 Holiday Open House on Independence Square 10 a.m.-5 p.m Free. 461-0065 50  (800) 748-7323

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Calendar of Events 11 Veteran’s Day Free for U.S. Service Members and Veterans at Truman Library, 500 W. 24 Hwy. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (800) 833-1225 15 Thomas Jefferson, Virginian National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Lecture by Richard Edwards, NFTM Education Coordinator. 7 p.m. $6, advance reservations required. 325-7575 18 Englewood Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Third Friday of each month. Seven galleries, refreshments at Stone Bridge Coffee House. 5-9 p.m. 252-3372 18 & 19 Best Little Arts and Crafts Show in Independence, Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. 325-7370 19 Independence Square Tree Lighting Independence Square. Santa 2-6 p.m., sleigh rides, live entertainment and music till 6 pm. Tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. 461-0065 19 & 26 Large Triangle Loom Weaving National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Workshop on the art of triangle loom weaving. All materials and looms provided. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the 19th; 9 a.m to finish. $170, advance reservation required. Contact Donna Fuller, ladyofthelooms@yahoo.com. (816) 836-5098 25 & 26 “The Little Red Riding Bug” Puppet Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777 25-Dec 30 Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tours BinghamWaggoner Estate, Vaile Mansion (“Whimsical Victorian Christmas”), and Marshal’s Home. 10-4 Mon-Sat; 1-4 Sun. (closed Dec 23-25). 325-7111

December 1 Holly & Mistletoe Tour For more info: 524-7669 www.independenceyoungmatrons.org 1, 8, 15 Christmas in the West National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 30-min. gallery walk. 2 p.m. 325-7575

BISCUITS ARE GOOD. BIG BISCUITS ARE BETTER.

• Black Angus Burgers • Tenderloins • Big Salads • Breakfast Served All Day

2-4, 9-11 Childrens Performing Theatre Christmas play Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion. 2 & 7:30 p.m. $7 adults 3257370 3 Holiday Kickoff at NFTM 318 W. Pacific. Wagon rides, refreshments, festive décor and great deals in gift shop free with regular admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 325-7575 3, 10 & 17 “Treasures From Toyland” Puppet Show Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd. Holiday puppets come alive in song. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 833-9777 10 Crazy Quilt Sweatshirt Jacket National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. Fabric, thread and decorative items provided. Bring needle and scissors.10 a.m.-1 p.m. $30, advance reservation required. 325-7575 10, 17 Holiday Cheer at NFTM 318 W. Pacific. Refreshments, music at 2 p.m., festive décor and great deals in gift shop. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 325-7575

Mon.-Sat. 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Blue Springs Independence 530 N. 7 Hwy. 16506 East 40 Hwy. 816-229-3108 816-478-6958 www.bigbiscuitrestaurant.com

16 Englewood Holiday Art Walk Englewood Station Shopping District, 10900 E. Winner Rd. Seasonal music, refreshments. Seven galleries. 5-9 p.m. Free. 252-3372 28 Wagons Ho! National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific. 90-minute program. 10-11:30 a.m. $7.50 with advance reservation. 325-7575 www.visitindependence.com  53


InternatIonal Headquarters river and Walnut, Independence, Missouri

We invite you to tour the temple and auditorium and join us for the Prayer for Peace. guIded tours Mon.–fri. .............9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. sat ........................10:00 to 4:00 p.m. Prayer for PeaCe daily ....................1:00 to 1:15 p.m. organ deMonstratIon reCItals september–May ..3:00 to 3:30 p.m. sun. June–august .........3:00 to 3:30 p.m. daily CHIldren’s PeaCe PavIlIon tues.–sat..............9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. groups call: (816) 521-3033 For more information: (816) 833-1000 www.CofChrist.org

We proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.

Independence 2011 Visitors Guide  

There is so much to see and do in Independence, the 2011 Visitors Guide can give you a peak into what you will see here in Independence, Mis...

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