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May
28
Getting Ready
2:00 pm Regular museum admission rates.  Guided tour.  During the month of April thousands of pioneers began arriving in Independence to get ready for their departure on the trails.  During this guided tour you will learn about their experiences in town and come to understand what was needed for the overland journey.
May
28
Evening Wagon Ride and Swales Walk
6:00 pm  $16 per adult, $10 children ages 6-17  Learn about the Santa Fe Trail in this hour-long program that includes a wagon tour to the swales (ruts) created in the 1830s and an insightful tour of the Santa Fe exhibit gallery of the museum.  Advance reservtions are required 816-325-7575
May
28
Blue Star Museums - National Frontier Trails Museum
May 25 - Sept. 7th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm M-Sat, 12:30 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See more at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museum#MO.
May
29
Blue Star Museums - National Frontier Trails Museum
May 25 - Sept. 7th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm M-Sat, 12:30 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See more at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museum#MO.
May
30
Jumping Off
1:00 - 3:00 pm  Regular museum admission rates.  Come to the museum to prepare for your epic six month journey to Oregon!  Using a special trail guide provided as you begin, 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.  Great Family event.
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