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Trail Fun - Jumping Off
Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM. Free with museum admission. Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.
Citizens With Disabilities Advisory Board
The Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Board will meet beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room D, unless posted differently.
Heritage Commission Meeting
The Heritage Commission meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, unless otherwise posted.
Gallery Walk- Getting Ready
Thursdays in April & May. 2:00 PM Free with museum admission. During the month of April thousands of pioneers began arriving in Independence to get ready for their departure on the trails. During this gallery walk you will explore their experiences in town and come to understand what was needed for the overland journey.
6th Annual Independence Park Trot Packet Pick-up
Packet pick-up for the Independence Park Trot is from 3-7 p.m. Friday, May 5th in the Bass Pro Conference Room. Call 816-325-7165 with any questions. You can also pick up your race packet the morning of the race from 7-7:40 a.m. Saturday, May 6 under the Health Department tent in the Mardel parking lot. 
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