217 N Main, Independence Missouri
This two-story 1859 Jackson County Jail, with its barred windows, double iron doors and leg chains, once housed Frank James, Jesse James notorious brother. Visitors are amazed to learn how James was treated like a hero and showered with gifts throug hout his incarceration. Four feet away rises the back wall of the federalist-style marshal's house which was home for county marshals until the early 1930s. Special exhibits such as a collection of confiscated handmade weapons are available.
Other History nearby:
(Independence) 1827 Log Courthouse
(Lexington) 1830s Log House Museum
(Independence) 1859 Jail, Marshall's Home & Museum
(Kansas City) Alexander Majors Historical Foundation
(Atchison) Amelia Earhart Birthplace
(Smithville) American Angus Hall of Fame
02/23 Coming to The Independence area
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.