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.   

Truman Courthouse renovation program tomorrow.....

In cooperation with the Independence Heritage Commission, Jackson County Historical Society Executive Director Steve Noll will conduct a lunch-and-learn program on the history of the Jackson County Truman Courthouse on Independence Square. The presentation will offer insights into the earliest days of the structure, and include a preview of the renovations currently underway, leading to the reopening on the building in late summer 2013.  Lecture at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W Maple Ave, Independence, Missouri. Free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch,  refreshments provided. For more information, please call 816.325.7111.