Jesse James Farm Road, Kearney Missouri
This is where Jesse James was born in 1847. He and his brother Frank grew up in this house. Much of the furniture belonged to the family. In 1882, Jesse was killed at his home in St. Joseph, Missouri. The farm where Jesse was buried was in the limel ight during 1995. Forensic experts exhumed Jesse's body and used genetic testing to prove that Jesse was the person buried in the grave. Jesse's body was reburied with full Confederate ceremony on October 28, 1995. Guides relate facts and stories about the outlaws.
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
07/06 Coming to The Kearney 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.