Wornall Majors House Museums

Publications & Press Releases

Most Recent Press Releases:

For Immediate Release 
August 17, 2017

Contact: Sarah Bader-King – (816) 444-1858; programs@wornallmajors.org.

WORNALL/MAJORS HOUSE MUSEUMS REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVE CIVIL WAR EDUCATION

(Kansas City, Missouri)— In light of recent events in the United States, the Wornall/Majors House Museums would like to address the Civil War history that is present at both of our historic sites.

Both John Wornall and Alexander Majors had interesting stories to tell about local and national history. They were also men with Southern heritage who enslaved people. As history educators, we believe it is the responsibility of historic sites such as ours to tell the stories of marginalized people who lived and worked in these homes, and to address the complexity of life on the Missouri-Kansas border during the tumultuous Civil War and Border War period.

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is dedicated to fully educating visitors about the events that took place in these historic homes. Historic sites and museums have an important role in helping the public think critically about the past and how it effects the present. In addition, we are proud to have the long-standing reputation in the community for being a cultural hub that welcomes diverse audiences from across the country through our doors.

To be clear, hate speech is not welcome or appropriate at Wornall/Majors, or in larger society. We look forward to sharing a healthy dialogue with the community about issues of the past that still resonate so strongly today.

Past Press Releases & Publications:

9/1/2017: Alexander Majors House Museum Expands Tour Hours with New Self-Guided Experience

6/21/2017: Wornall/Majors House Museums Receives Freedom’s Frontier Grant to Expand Reach of Alexander Majors House Museum

4/13/2017: Three Historic Organizations Partner for Kansas City Trivia Night

3/15/2017: Wornall/Majors House Museums to Celebrate Herbs Throughout April

2/10/2017: New Exhibit Tells the Story of Freedom in Missouri

11/11/2016: Celebrate the Holidays at the John Wornall House Museum

9/1/2016: Tour the Haunted John Wornall House This October During an Annual Ghost Tour

9/4/2016: Wornall/Majors Receives Freedom’s Frontier Interpretive Grant to Develop New Exhibit

 

Most Recent Newsletter:

Newsletter March 2017 image

Volume II, Issue 4: Spring 2017 – click on link or image to download (opens as .pdf)

Past Newsletters:

Volume II, Issue 3: Fall/Winter 2016

 

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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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