Help is on its way - JCHS adds staff

Jackson County Historical Society welcomes Caitlin Eckard to our staff filling a full-time position as operations manager and responsible for overseeing the JCHS Archives. 

Caitlin will join the JCHS staff on Sept. 1.

Eckard has an extensive background with regional historical organizations and has an undergraduate degree in history and masters in public history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

She has worked with the Johnson County (KS) County Museum and most recently worked for the American Truck Historical Society.

Her experiences include arranging exhibits, educational programming, digitization, historical sites and working in archives.

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Happy holidays from JCHS

We wish you a Happy Holidays. During the holiday season, our hours will be limited.

The Jackson County History Center, located in the Truman Courthouse, will be closed Dec. 24-26 and closed on New Year's Day.

The 1859 Old Jail will be closed Dec. 23-25 and reopen from Dec. 26-30. The jail will be closed for the season and reopen on April 1.

Special tours of the Old Jail can be arranged by contacting Steve Noll, (816) 461-1897.

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On Memorial Day 2013, the rain is falling everywhere,

so why not consider a local history expedition today?  Head out to  the 1859 Jail and Marshal's Home Museum, located at 217 N. Main Street, in nearby Independence.  We are open our regular schedule, 10am to 4pm, and it is always dry in the Cell Block!  Located at the corner of Truman Road and Main Street, free parking is available south across Main Street, so dash in and see the place that Frank James called home back in 1882.