The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO. 64113

816.444.1858

The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114

816.444.1858


Events

Apr
1
Sat
Hunting Freedom: The Many Paths to Emancipation in Civil War Missouri @ Alexander Majors House Museum
Apr 1 – Jun 30 all-day

Intro ImageHunting Freedom: The Many Paths to Emancipation in Civil War Missouri

An Exhibit at the Alexander Majors House Museum, April-June 2017

Hunting Freedom is an temporary exhibit at the Wornall house which explores the end of slavery on the Kansas-Missouri border, focusing on the role of African Americans in this unique history. Learn how the situation in the contested border state created opportunities for enslaved Missourians to seek freedom and hear previously untold stories of the brave individuals who used the chaos on the border to hunt for freedom.

Exhibit Opens April 1. 

The exhibit will be available during regular tour hours, with self-guided tours of the exhibit for just $5.

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Apr
27
Thu
Herb Cocktail Party @ Alexander Majors Barn
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Herb Cocktail Party: Thursday, April 27

6:00 PM
Alexander Majors Barn
8201 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114

Drink your herbs! Join us for our annual Herb Cocktail Party and enjoy four aromatic and enticing cocktails centered around herbs that can be found in the historic Wornall House Herb Garden, made by some of the most exciting mixologists in Kansas City.

In addition, Chef Shannon “Firebug” Kimball will create a delicious herb-fronted tasting menu to perfectly compliment the featured cocktails. Kimball is an award-winning sauce creator, private chef and culinary instructor. Then finish the evening off with an amazing dessert!

Additional details to be announced soon!

All-inclusive tickets are only $45, or $40 for Wornall/Majors members. Purchase tickets here.

Partners:

 

 

Apr
29
Sat
Herb & Wildflower Sale @ John Wornall House Museum
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Herb & Wildflower Sale: Saturday, April 29

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
John Wornall House Museum
6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64113

The Herb and Wildflower Sale at the John Wornall House is a beloved annual tradition in the community. Join us to buy wildflowers from the Missouri Wildflower Nursery and locally grown herbs for your garden. Purchase multiple varieties of herbs and wildflowers, stroll the Wornall Herb Garden, and get herb-growing advice from the Wornall gardeners and Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City. Arrive early for the best selection!

Proceeds support the Museum’s community education programs for all ages.

Partners:

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May
13
Sat
Hunting Freedom: Researching Emancipation on the KS-MO Border @ Alexander Majors Barn
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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The Kansas-Missouri border provides a unique view into the process of emancipation. The conditions of slavery in Missouri, combined with the chaos of the long Civil War on the western border, allowed enslaved Missourians to gain freedom earlier and in greater numbers than many other slave states. Missouri was excluded from the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863, but by the time slavery officially ended in the state, in January 1865, slavery in the region was all but gone. To understand how slavery ended in Missouri, we must recognize that various agents played key roles in freedom and there were many factors which led to slavery’s demise. There is, however, one similarity. All of these opportunities would come to nothing without the actions of enslaved people themselves.

Hunting Freedom is an exhibit at the Wornall/Majors House Museums which explores the end of slavery on the Kansas-Missouri border, focusing on the role of African Americans in this unique history. Exhibit Curator, Leah Astle Palmer, will discuss the challenges and rewards of researching African Americans in the nineteenth century and the sources that she used to give voice to the individuals who used the opportunities on the Kansas-Missouri border to hunt for freedom.

This program is $5 and includes a tour of the house and light refreshments. Admission is free for Wornall/Majors members and students with a current student ID.

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May
25
Thu
Kansas City Trivia Night @ Alexander Majors Barn
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KCTrivia

Thursday, May 25
6:30 PM Doors Open – grab your food and a drink!
7:00 PM Trivia Begins
Alexander Majors Barn – 8201 State Line Rd., KCMO

Think you know Kansas City? Find out at our night of trivia about Kansas City history. We’ll have a variety of questions for both the trivia novices as well as local history buffs – all focusing on Kansas City and its fascinating historic people, places, and events. Participants will work in teams of four – bring a complete team or come in a smaller group and we’ll introduce you to others to form your team. The top three teams will win fun prizes and bragging rights as champions of Kansas City knowledge!

Tickets are only $20 and include food, two drink tickets for beer or wine, and a raffle ticket for door prizes. Purchase tickets here.

Program partners:

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Jun
8
Thu
Day Camp: Toys & Games @ Alexander Majors House and Barn
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 8: Toys & Games Day Camp

9am-5pm, Alexander Majors House and Barn

Play authentic frontier games, learn about life as a frontier child, and make your own authentic toys!

Details:
Camps are appropriate for children who have graduated kindergarten through age 12.
Advanced registration is required.

Cost:
$50 per child

 

 

Jun
12
Mon
Camp Wornall/Majors @ Alexander Majors House
Jun 12 – Jun 16 all-day

June 12-16: Camp Wornall/Majors

Camp Wornall/Majors introduces children to what daily life was like on the frontier 150 years ago through interactive activities and experiences. Our week-long camps have children travel through history, from Native American communities through the Civil War. Learn about women’s history, slavery, the Pony Express, westward trails, and more. Campers will interact with reenactors, participate in storytelling, and experience many hands-on crafts and activities.

Details:
20160609_100628Camp takes place from 9am-4pm at the Alexander Majors House (8201 State Line Road) Monday-Thursday and at the John Wornall House (6115 Wornall Road) Friday. After care is available for $25 per child. This camp is for children who have completed kindergarten through age 12.

Price:
$250 per child. A 50% deposit is required to secure your child’s registration.

Jun
26
Mon
Day Camp: Life on the Frontier @ Alexander Majors House and Barn
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 26: Life on the Frontier Day Camp

9am-5pm, Alexander Majors House and Barn

Learn about every day life in on the frontier through hands on activities and crafts.

Details:
Camps are appropriate for children who have graduated kindergarten through age 12.
Advanced registration is required.

Cost:
$50 per child

 

 

Jul
10
Mon
Camp Wornall/Majors @ Alexander Majors House
Jul 10 – Jul 14 all-day

July 10-14: Camp Wornall/Majors

Camp Wornall/Majors introduces children to what daily life was like on the frontier 150 years ago through interactive activities and experiences. Our week-long camps have children travel through history, from Native American communities through the Civil War. Learn about women’s history, slavery, the Pony Express, westward trails, and more. Campers will interact with reenactors, participate in storytelling, and experience many hands-on crafts and activities.

Details:20160609_100628
Camp takes place from 9am-4pm at the Alexander Majors House (8201 State Line Road) Monday-Thursday and at the John Wornall House (6115 Wornall Road) Friday. After care is available for $25 per child. This camp is for children who have completed kindergarten through age 12.

Price:
$250 per child. A 50% deposit is required to secure your child’s registration.

Jul
18
Tue
Day Camp: Civil War Field Day @ John Wornall House Museum
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

July 18: Civil War Field Day

9am-5pm, Alexander Majors House and Barn

Spend the day with Civil War soldiers and doctors, and learn about the Battle of Westport.

Details:
Camps are appropriate for children who have graduated kindergarten through age 12.
Advanced registration is required.

Cost:
$50 per child

 

 

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The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO. 64113

816.444.1858

The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114

816.444.1858

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