From the JCHS Executive Director
Mr. Jeffrey Moran in Fulton, Mo was cleaning house last weekend, and came across a great find and decided to share it with us.
Published in 1906, "Kansas City. As It Is" is a short (112 page) booklet which presents pictures of virtually every public building, commercial structure and numerous residences throughout Kansas City.
We are excited to be moving back into the renovated Truman Courthouse and hope to be open for the public starting Monday, Sept. 30th.
This is an exciting time for JCHS and we hope you can drop by and see us.
We appreciate the hospitality of Commerce Bank which provided us temporary space while the courthouse was being remodeled.
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JCHS News and Updates
The new movie Jawhawkers tells the story of Philadelphia-born future basketball star Wilt Chamberlin's decision to play basketball under the legendary coach Phog Allen who was coach at the University of Kansas.
While Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen made his name - and established his legendary status as a KU coach - he actually spent most his youth in Independence, Mo.
Rich archival materials about the Kansas City Livestock Exchange have been given to the Jackson County Historical Society Archives at year's end.
The materials received included minutes from the Livestock Exchange's Board of Directors meetings from 1886 to 1957 and three gorgeous volumes of photographs of exchange members - all men - totaling 282 portraits.
Amazon.com recently announced it would help support non-profits when customers shop online. The Jackson County Historical Society, along with literally a million other non-profits, can get .5% of each purchase made when you select JCHS and shop through smile.amazon.com where the same extensive online sections are available
A new website about the Civil War on the Western Border offers detailed information about the conflict along the Missouri-Kansas border.
This website engages Civil War buffs, scholars, students, and local residents in research and discussion on the Missouri-Kansas Border War that shook the region from 1854 to 1865.