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Libraries Vital to Success of Cities & Counties

This year, the library is celebrating 70 years of existence. In the pre-Internet, pre-computer days, libraries were the main and sometimes only resource in a town for in-depth information on any given subject. Back in the day of only three … Continue reading

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Watch for us at the Burnt District Festival this weekend!

Burnt District Festival Open House Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 3 Harrisonville, Missouri The Genealogy Branch will be hosting a Burnt District-themed open house on both Friday and Saturday of the festival. On display: Civil War Panel Exhibit Historical … Continue reading

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The Stern Visitations of War in Cass County

Today we are unveiling a new historical display about the Civil War history of Cass County. The display is a joint project of Cass County Public Library, Cass County Historical Society, and Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. Stop by the … Continue reading

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Santa Through the Ages

December 13th 6:30 p.m. Northern Resource Center 164 Cedar Tree Sq, Belton, MO Admission Free ~ light refreshments Historian and reenactor Jim Beckner outlines the Christmas traditions of the 1850’s and 1860’s including trees, cards, gifts, food and the Santa of 150 … Continue reading

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Seeking Descendants of Quantrill’s Raiders

Did your ancestor ride with William Clarke Quantrill? August 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s siege on Lawrence, Kansas. The Cass County Public Library Genealogy Branch, Cass County Civil War Roundtable and Cass County Historical Society will host a … Continue reading

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