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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.
Wildflower Hike at Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park is one of the oldest parks in Independence, and many of the earliest wildflowers will bloom here. On this free hike, from 10 to 11 a.m., we'll go off the trail to find these short-lived blossoms. Be prepared for walking up and down hills and possible muddy conditions. Meet at the Fairmount Park playground at the corner of N. Home and Norledge.
City Council Meeting
The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Japanese Sister City Commission
The Japanese Sister City Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month in Conference Room D from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. unless posted differently.
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.
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