April 27, 2017, 6-8PM at the 1859 Jail- Exhibit opening for Coming to Missouri: German Migration in the 19th Century. Come view the new exhibit, enjoy German food and drink, and tour the 1859 Jail. Guests must RSVP, we cannot accept walk ins. For more information and to RSVP, go here.
April 29, 2017, 2-7PM, Bingham, the Missouri Artist: Art, Music & Film. Enjoy a day filled with history and culture on the historic Independence Square. For pricing, schedule, and tickets go to this link.
Jackson County Historical Society Speakers Bureau
The Jackson County Historical Society believes that it is important for people to learn about the history of their community, about the lives and legacies of those who have gone before us, and about the rich, diverse history that encircles our lives on a daily basis.
JCHS offers educational resources for individuals, youths and adults, as well as for area service clubs, social clubs, business associations, schools, or cultural groups through our speakers bureau.
Evening and weekend presentation times are available to organizations and clubs in Jackson County, Missouri. Programs may be formatted for up to one-hour segments. Advanced registration is required.
A $75 stipend payable to the “Jackson County Historical Society,” due at the time of scheduling, recognizes the Society’s staff time and travel commitments.
Programs offered by JCHS staff
Fast Facts About Jackson County Historical Society. Learn about the work of the nonprofit Jackson County Historical Society to see how a dedicated staff vigorously pursues its mission to collect, preserve, and promote the study, appreciation, and interpretation of our local and regional history. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 816.252.7454 for more information, or to schedule a speaking engagement.
A River Runs By It: The Story of Jackson County’s 175+Year History: Travel through time over more than 175 years of Jackson County history as you examine the challenging and triumphant events that residents have met and overcome. Enjoy a lively discussion about some highlights of our history from 1826 through to the present, and gain insights into the wealth of area history and heritage sites that are preserved for your enjoyment. An informative 16-page booklet by a similar title is also available (http://jchs.org/onlinestore/). E-mail us at email@example.com or call 816.252.7454 for more information, or to schedule a speaking engagement.
These Walls Were Made for Talking: Researching the History of Your Historic House in Jackson County, Missouri: Ever wanted to learn more about the house you live in, or the property you own? Unlock the door to a number of possibilities in this informative session. The Archivist, Caitlin Eckard, will share tips on what kinds of records are available at the Jackson County Historical Society Archives, as well as other local government and archival repositories. A helpful 12-page booklet by the same title is also available (http://jchs.org/onlinestore/) E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816.252.7454 for more information, or to schedule a speaking engagement.