Enjoy free organ recitals at the Community of Christ Temple.
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3/15/2014
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10/26/2014
Spies, Lies, and Paranoia: Americans in Fear
Description: This exhibition explores the real and imagined fears of Americans in the 1940s and early 1950s as Cold War tensions grew. The show will focus on real espionage, imagined threats, and the threatening images created in popular culture (spy novels, motion pictures, toys/novelties, games, etc). Drawing from a wide array of materials, the exhibition will capture not only a flavor of real espionage and its gadgetry, but also a sense of the anxiety Americans experienced to both real and imagined threats.

March 15 - October 26, 2014
Truman Library 500 W. U.S. Highway 24, Independence, MO

Location: Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. 24 Highway
4/1/2014
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10/31/2014
Independence Historic Sites Open
Description: The Bingham-Waggoner Estate, the 1859 Jail & Marshal's Home Museum, the Vaile Mansion and the Chicago Alton 1879 Depot will all reopen for the season on April 1st. While the Trails Museum has been open all year, springtime offers an opportunity to walk around the grounds, including a visit to the Chicago & Alton 1879 Depot. The sites are open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sundays from 1-4 PM. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for youth, ages 6 to 16. A combo ticket for all three may be purchased at any of the sites or the Visitor Experience Center for $15. The combo must be used by October 31st, when the regular touring season ends. The Depot is open Mondays, and Thursday - Saturdays 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Sunday 12:30-4:30 PM. There is suggested donation of $2.00 for Depot tour. Bingham-Waggoner Estate - 816-461-3491 313 W Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO www.bwestate.org 1859 Jail & Marshal's Home Museum - 816-252-1892 217 N Main St, Independence, MO www.jchs.org/1859-old-jail Vaile Mansion - 816-325-7430 1500 N Liberty, Independence, MO www.vailemansion.org
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4/3/2014
Getting Ready
Description: 2:00 pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum
Free with regular museum admission.
Examine the decision to go west and what it would take to get ready in this thirty minute guided tour.


Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
4/5/2014
Monthly Nature Hike
Description: Time: 2 - 3 p.m.

Get outdoors this winter and early spring and enjoy a hike with park staff to see the seasonal changes of the woods, glade, lakes and other areas of the park. Please dress for the weather.

Free Event.
Call (816) 325-7115 for more information.

Location: George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.
4/5/2014
Writing with a Feather - Art Workshop
Description: Learn to write with a feather just like our pioneer ancestors. Other activities include creating a tin punch project, or a terrific toy. The project guide is local folk artist Sarah Poff.

9-11am at the National Frontier Trails Museum

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
4/10/2014
Getting Ready
Description: 2:00 pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum
Free with regular museum admission.
Examine the decision to go west and what it would take to get ready in this thirty minute guided tour.


Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
4/12/2014
Girls Day Out on the Square
Description: Looking for something fun to do with your girlfriends? Plan a day on the Independence Square and forget about your day-to-day stress. This will be a day of food, fun, and shopping! 

April 12th from 11am - 6pm

Visit www.theindependencesquare.com or call (816) 461-0065 for more information.

Location: Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple
4/12/2014
Talkin' Truman Programs
Description: Every 2nd Saturday library archivists present informative programs highlighting rarely seen and unique items from the Truman Library's collections. This event takes place at 11am and is included with paid museum admission.



Location: Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. 24 Highway
4/17/2014
Getting Ready
Description: 2:00 pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum
Free with regular museum admission.
Examine the decision to go west and what it would take to get ready in this thirty minute guided tour.


Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
4/17/2014
Nature Story Time
Description:
  • Ages 2-6
  • Free event, with same activities offered at both sessions.
  • Groups of over 4 children, please call in advance.
  • Call 816-325-7115 for more information.

Listen to nature stories and complete a craft or venture out on a short nature walk. Every month will be a new adventure! This program is offered with support from the Kansas City Public Library - Sugar Creek Branch.

Topic: Spring Flowers

Session 1: 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 2: 11-11:45 a.m.


Location: George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.
4/19/2014
Wagons HO! (Childrens program)
Description: 10:00 am, $7.50 for children 6-17, $10 for adults, advance reservations are required.
During this two-hour program participants will see the film "West", tour the exhibit galleries with a guide, pack a prairie schooner, and take a covered wagon tour.  This is a great activity for home schools or scout groups.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
4/24/2014
Evening Wagon Tour and Swales Walk
Description: 6:00 pm
$15 per adult, $10 children ages 6-17. Advance reservations are required.
Learn about the Santa Fe Trail in this hour-long program that includes a covered wagon tour of the swales (grass covered wagon ruts) created in the 1830s and an insightful tour of the museum's Santa Fe exhibit gallery.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
4/24/2014
Getting Ready
Description: 2:00 pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum
Free with regular museum admission.
Examine the decision to go west and what it would take to get ready in this thirty minute guided tour.


Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
4/25/2014
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4/26/2014
Murder Mystery Weekend
Description: Come and participate in "The Mistaken Prognostication"- A Murder Mystery Weekend at The Higher Ground Hotel. The Mystery is centered around Harry S. Truman's election of 1948.

2014 Mystery Weekend Dates:
April 25th & 26th
June 27th & 28th
August 22nd & 23rd
October 31st & November 1st


The price per couple is $320.00 for the weekend.
Your weekend includes:

-Two night hotel accommodations with breakfast each morning

-Friday night welcome dinner & banquet with Truman

- A Saturday garden party

- Exciting Murder Mystery!

Please visit www.highergroundhotel.com or call 816-836-0292 for more details.

200 N. Delaware
Independence, MO 64050



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4/27/2014
Cherry Blossom Festival
Description: The annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Admission is $2 per person. Experience Japanese culture with demonstrations, performances, vendors, bazaar tables, games, landscaping ideas and more! Enjoy lunch at the Oriental Café.  Sponsored by the City of Independence Japanese Sister City Committee.
Location: Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE Corner of Truman & Noland Rd.)