National Frontier Trails Museum

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Friends of the National Frontier Trails Museum

Friends of the National Frontier Trails Museum supports and enhances the activities at the museum. The Friends have provided financial and other support for items such as:

  • acquisition of artifacts, diaries, and books
  • construction of the walking path around the trail swales near the museum
  • purchase and restoration of the prairie schooner and Conestoga wagons
  • purchase and installation of the projection and sound systems

To join the Friends of the NFTM, print the membership form and mail it to:

Friends of the NFTM
318 W. Pacific
Independence, MO 64050

Volunteer Opportunities

We greatly appreciate all of our wonderful volunteers! There are many ways to volunteer at the museum, including:

  • Give tours to schools and other groups as a Museum Educator
  • Assist in the Merrill J. Mattes Research Library
  • Help with special events and other programs

For more information about volunteering, contact us.

To Make a Donation

The National Frontier Trails Museum gratefully acknowledges those individuals who generously donate original trail diaries, letters and period artifacts to our collections. This allows us to secure and preserve these historic treasures, while sharing them with others for years to come.

To make a donation, contact us.