Friends of the James Farm annual reunion & events


Saturday, June 8th at the Jesse James Farm & Museum from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm.  

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.           Registration

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.           Guest speaker Marty McGrane: Civil War events in Independence, Missouri

10:00 a.m.                   Bus tour of Independence.  

Sites include: Grave sites of Anna and Frank James, Hill Park Cemetery The 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Museum, sites of First Battle of Independence, occurring on August 11, 1862, involving William C. Quantrill’s guerillas, the Second Battle of Independence, part of the Battle of Westport, fought October 21–22, 1864.

12 p.m.                        Lunch in Independence, buy or bring your own lunch

1:30 p.m.                     Bus returns to the James Farm

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.           Guest speaker Barbara Hughes: Mourning During the Civil War

Barbara Hughes portrays Amanda Pine Stout, a woman in mourning for her brother who died in the Civil War. The PowerPoint presentation deals with the 19th century view of mourning and the impact the war had on mourning.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.           Friends of the James Farm general membership meeting

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.           Social hour

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.           Dinner

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.           Entertainment -- Wild Wood Boys


Cost: $40

Register in advance by emailing or send payment to Friends of the James Farm, P.O. Box 404, Liberty, Missouri  64069.

Sponsored by the Friends of the James Farm with the Clay County Parks, Recreation and HIstoric Sites department.


See photos from this event here

contact us

Public Services Division
Historic Sites

Elizabeth Gilliam-Beckett

Clay County Historic Sites
21216 James Farm Rd.
Kearney, Missouri 64060

phone: (816) 736-8500
fax: (816) 736-8501

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