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INDEPENDENCE

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AMERICAN LEGEND

Retrace the steps of President Harry S.Truman.
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FAMILY ROOTS

Branch out while rediscovering your past.
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WAY WESTWARD

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WEEKEND GETAWAY

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upcoming EVENTS

May
24
Thu
Mrs. Truman: Trailblazer of First Ladies @ Truman National Historic Site Visitor’s Center
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mrs. Truman: Trailblazer of First Ladies @ Truman National Historic Site Visitor’s Center | Independence | Missouri | United States

Former First Lady Bess Truman left her beloved family home at 219 North Delaware Street to the American people in her will upon her passing in October 1982. As the National Park Service and Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum were working together to prepare the home for public tours, Margaret Truman Daniel, Harry and Bess’ only child, was instrumental in the process. Margaret Truman became a singer, television personality, author of over twenty five books, wife and mother of four sons.

During a 1984 episode of a PBS series called “Smithsonian World,” aired less than two years after her mother’s death, an emotional Mrs. Daniel shared stories with writer David McCullough, and gave viewers a rare glimpse into the private lives of the Trumans via a tour of their home, almost top to bottom. Not aired since 1984, the documentary will be showed in celebration of the Mrs. Truman and Mrs. Daniel, both of whom introduced Independence, Missouri and Midwestern life to the White House and the world.

Jun
2
Sat
Strawberry Festival @ Vaile Mansion
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Strawberry Festival @ Vaile Mansion  | Independence | Missouri | United States

Free admission to grounds | Mansion Tour: Adults $6.00 / Children $3.00

100 craft and antique dealers will be set up around the Mansion for the annual Strawberry Festival.  The Vaile Society will be selling Strawberry Treats! Enjoy music, entertainment, antiques, crafts, ice cream, beverages and a children’s corner.  

Jun
23
Sat
Breakfast and Blooms @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast and Blooms @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate  | Independence | Missouri | United States

June 23, 2018 Breakfast & Blooms at the Bingham – Breakfast & tours of private area gardens 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Cost: $25

Jul
14
Sat
31st Annual Antique & Craft Fair @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
31st Annual Antique & Craft Fair @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate  | Independence | Missouri | United States

Live Music, Free Admission!

Sep
8
Sat
Independence Uncorked @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Independence Uncorked @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate | Independence | Missouri | United States

The 6th Annual Independence Uncorked Wine Festival will be held on September, 8th, 2018 from 1:00pm-6:00pm on the grounds of the Historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence, MO. Independence Uncorked will be one of the largest Missouri wine festivals in the state featuring 25 Missouri wineries sampling several of their wines, a guest spirits distiller, and over 2500 attendees. The day will also feature art, music, beer, food booths and wine classes. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Eastern Independence. The cost will be $30 in advance and $40 at the door and will include a wine glass and 4 bottle wine bag (for 1st 2000 people). The Bingham-Waggoner Estate is an 1852 mansion and estate once owned by George Caleb Bingham, the famous Missouri artist. Proceeds from the events will go towards various national and local charities supported by Rotary. Beneficiaries include the McCoy Park all-inclusive Play Ground, Great Plains SPCA, Community Services League, Independence School District Character Plus Program, Special Olympics, Shoes for Orphan Soles, Shelter Box, Job One, CAPA, Hope House, Rotary Youth Camp and the Rotary Foundation to name just a few. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the afternoon. No outside food or drink allowed, but food will be available for sale.

Oct
26
Fri
MercyMe Imagine Nation Tour @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
MercyMe Imagine Nation Tour @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena | Independence | Missouri | United States

5X GRAMMY® nominated MercyMe’s “The Imagine Nation Tour” with longtime friends Tenth Avenue North will trek over 20 cities nationwide beginning in Oct. of 2018.

The award-winning groups will bring a bevy of fan-favorite songs. MercyMe promises performances of many of the favorites on their newest music release, I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe, including  “I Can Only Imagine,” “Greater” and “Shake” along with their most recent No. 1, “Even If.” Tenth Avenue North will share songs from their latest album Followers including “I Have This Hope” and “Control” along with the hits “By Your Side,” “Worn” and more.