JCHS and the Digital Age

Like many other historical organizations, the Jackson County Historical Society has begun the long process of digitizing our vast archival holdings.

Currently, staff and volunteers are working on scanning the large photograph collection that contains over 25,000 images.

Photographs are the number one requested item to view in our archive center which is one reason we chose to start there. 

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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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