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The Library Celebrates 70 Years!

December marks the 70th Anniversary of the Cass County Public Library. To celebrate, we are holding an Opening Tea on December 7th in honor of our seven decades of service to Cass County. The Harrisonville Branch will also host a … 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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Cass County history in a famous painting

Did you know that one the most famous and renowned 19th century American painters, George Caleb Bingham, painted a work titled “Order No. 11” depicting a crucial moment in Cass County’s history? View this video for a closer look at … Continue reading

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Join a local archaeological dig!

We’d like to share this upcoming event sponsored by our friends at the Cass County Historical Society because…well, we think it might just be the coolest thing ever! What better way of bringing together so many of our library values … 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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