Friday, April 6, 2012

Museums and Historic Sites in the KC Area

From the Visit KC 2011 magazine.

These are just some of the places listed; the ones of particular interest to me.

BUFFALO SOLDIER MONUMENT-- Fort Leavenworth, Ks. Dedicated to the 9th and 10th Cavalry regiments mad up of black soldiers.

FORT LEAVENWORTH-- Fort Leavenworth, Ks.-- Established in 1827, oldest US fort west of Mississippi River. Along with the Buffalo Soldier Monument, also has sections of the Berlin Wall, Oregon and Santa Fe trail ruts.

FRONTIER ARMY MUSEUM-- Fort Leavenworth, Ks.-- Focuses on Fort Leavenworth's history. Also has a huge collection of horse-drawn military carriages. Includes a 1790 prairie schooner and a 1917 JN4D "Jenny" biplane.

HARRY S. TRUMAN FARMHOUSE-- Grandview, Mo.-- Built in 1849 by Truman's grandmother. Truman lived here from 1906 to 1917 when he left for World War I.

HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM-- Independence. Mo.-- Hailed as America's best presidential museum with interactive exhibits on his life and presidency as well as his grave.

Plenty More to Come. --RoadDog

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