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Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation

Est. in 1827 by Col. Henry Leavenworth

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Spanish and Frecch expeditions here pre-date The Lewis & Clark Expedition in 1804. The existing and active US Army Fort Leavenworth, is part of Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation three miles North of the City of Leavenworth. Leavenworth Military Reservation, 1070 acres, 110 buildings), is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1881 the Commanding General of the Army, William, T. Sherman, created The Command & General Staff College, along with the Combined Arms Research Library are located here. American history researchers would be hard pressed to identify a more worthy subject of study. This facility has had a prominent role in the development of the American West through the present time. This site has also figured in all of America's wars from the Mexican War to the present.

Other sites in the area are:Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

Location: Fort Leavenworth Kansas 66027

Other History nearby:
(Independence) 1827 Log Courthouse
(Independence) 1859 Jail, Marshall's Home & Museum
(Kansas City) Alexander Majors Historical Foundation
(Atchison) Amelia Earhart Birthplace
(Smithville) American Angus Hall of Fame
(Kansas City) American Royal Museum & Visitors Center

03/03 Coming to The Fort Leavenworth area
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.

Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.