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Spies, Lies, and Paranoia: Americans in Fear
Description: This exhibition explores the real and imagined fears of Americans in the 1940s and early 1950s as Cold War tensions grew. The show will focus on real espionage, imagined threats, and the threatening images created in popular culture (spy novels, motion pictures, toys/novelties, games, etc). Drawing from a wide array of materials, the exhibition will capture not only a flavor of real espionage and its gadgetry, but also a sense of the anxiety Americans experienced to both real and imagined threats.

March 15 - October 26, 2014
Truman Library 500 W. U.S. Highway 24, Independence, MO

Location: Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. 24 Highway
Independence Historic Sites Open
Description: The Bingham-Waggoner Estate, the 1859 Jail & Marshal's Home Museum, the Vaile Mansion and the Chicago Alton 1879 Depot will all reopen for the season on April 1st. While the Trails Museum has been open all year, springtime offers an opportunity to walk around the grounds, including a visit to the Chicago & Alton 1879 Depot. The sites are open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sundays from 1-4 PM. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for youth, ages 6 to 16. A combo ticket for all three may be purchased at any of the sites or the Visitor Experience Center for $15. The combo must be used by October 31st, when the regular touring season ends. The Depot is open Mondays, and Thursday - Saturdays 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Sunday 12:30-4:30 PM. There is suggested donation of $2.00 for Depot tour. Bingham-Waggoner Estate - 816-461-3491 313 W Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 1859 Jail & Marshal's Home Museum - 816-252-1892 217 N Main St, Independence, MO Vaile Mansion - 816-325-7430 1500 N Liberty, Independence, MO
Pumpkins in the Park
Description: Bring the kids out from 4 to 6 p.m. and help them decorate their own trick or treat bag for Halloween and listen to stories told by the River and Prairie Storyweavers group. Bags and decorations will be provided for up to 300 children by the Parks & Recreation Department
Location: Fairmount Community Center, 217 S. Cedar

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