Find out about the origins of Kansas City from Lewis and Clark to World War I, as we explore the rise of a river town on the Missouri River from a mud flat to the most important American city west of St. Louis. The emphasis is on the industries that brought prosperity here: western trails, railroads, cattle, grain, milling, warehousing, garments, and entertainment. Registration is required. Contact Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055; 816.252.7228; midwestgenealogycenter.org.
Area Historical Organizations
This map shows a list of Kansas City regional historical organizations (Missouri locations only) with basic information. Data source: State Historical Society of Missouri.
Regional History Events
Jackson County Historical Society shares its passion for history by promoting events, programs and other educational programs offered by the many wonderful historical organizations, groups, libraries and institutions in the Kansas City Region.
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