Studying the Missouri-Kansas Border War and Beyond
Upcoming CWRTWM meetings and programs ...
Wednesday, July 14 at 7pm
Monthly meeting program: Nancy Ehrlich - "The History of the Adam Hill Family (1799-1886)".
Location: Hill Park, 2201 S. Maywood, Independence, MO (one block north of 23rd Street)
After the presentation, a visit to nearby Hill Park Cemetery, 10499 E. 20th Street, Independence, MO where Alexander “Frank” James and his wife, Ann Ralston James, are buried.
We will have light refreshments; bring your own lawn chair.
Open to the public.
Wednesday, August 11 at 7pm
Monthly meeting program: See the James Farm video at the Visitors Center. Admittance: $6.00.
Location: Jesse James Farm, 21216 James Farm Road, Kearney, MO. (I-35 to Kearney, Exit 26, for MO-92, east through Kearney to Jesse James Road (turn left). Go north to Jesse James Farm Road (turn right). About one hour from Independence. (Avoid I-435 north because of road detour near Worlds of Fun.)
Open to the public.
See our Calendar for more information and other Round Table and area events.
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Status of Programs and Meetings
With the status of the coronavirus changing daily, please check in advance for any programs or meetings you see listed on our website and on our calendar to make sure they are still being held. While we endeavor to keep our information up to date, we sometimes are not notified about changes in other organization's events.
Publication of our bi-monthly newsletter, the Border Star, resumed in August as we resume our monthly meetings in a virtual format via Zoom.
Online programs are one way of continuing your interest in history while staying at home. Check your favorite organization's website for streaming opportunities.
- Missouri State Archives -- Presentation Videos
- Missouri State Historical Society -- Our Missouri Podcast
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What We Do
Monthly Program/Meetings – Featuring "Speaker of the Month" or "Round Table Sessions," refreshments and socializing with others of like interests. Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month. Check the Calendar to verify the date and location and find out about the next program topic. Visitors are always welcome!
Monthly Board Meetings – Meetings are generally bi-monthly and held immediately following the monthly program/meetings on the second Wednesday of the month. Members can verify the date and location by logging into this site and checking the Calendar. Non-members can send an inquiry via the Contact Us page. Visitors are always welcome!
The Sonny Wells Little Blue Battlefield Memorial Commission – A subsidiary Commission organized for the purpose of receiving and maintaining all real estate and monies of the Little Blue Battlefield and its memorials, setting goals, raising funds and any other purposes lawfully identified, in order to preserve the Little Blue Battlefield, located at and near the Little Blue River and U.S. Highway 24 in eastern Jackson County, Missouri. This is the publishing arm of the organization to create historical guide books to Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Missouri, normally within a 50 mile range of Kansas City.
The Lewis-Gregg Cemetery Commission – A subsidiary Commission organized for the purpose of owning, operating, maintaining and funding the Lewis-Gregg Cemetery, located in eastern Jackson County, Missouri, which includes land and monies transferred from the Jackson County Historical Society in 2006, and for any other purposes lawfully identified, in order to preserve the Lewis-Gregg Cemetery.
Field Trips – Excursions to local history sites, first-hand learning, refreshments.
Annual Picnic – Complete with Civil War fare, when we dare.
Christmas Party – Christmas feast, celebration of Christmas past and costuming, with a potluck meal and a speaker.
Monthly Newsletter – "The Border Star" for our members, monthly calendar items, border warfare articles, national Civil War articles, information about our members and friends.
Who We Are
Only Virginia and Tennessee had more Civil War engagements than Missouri. The Battle of Lexington early in the war, the Battle of Lone Jack near the middle of the war and the Battle of Westport late in the war all occurred in western Missouri. The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri studies them and more. Each month the Round Table meets to hear speakers present topics related to the war and local attractions.
The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax exempt organization, dedicated to educational purposes including the promotion and understanding of all aspects and phases of the U.S. Civil War period, especially in WESTERN MISSOURI and the "BORDER WAR" conflict and to stimulate interest in and further discussion and study of the War Between the States.
Re-enactors - Men, women, children, and families portraying Civil War era personalities - Both Union and Confederate.
Genealogists - Family history researchers - Many related to Civil War veterans.
Historians - Veteran and novice researchers of local and national Civil War history.
Preservationists - Interested in battlefield, cemetery, monument, artifact, and historic site preservation.
Teachers - Area high school and grade school teachers and other educators.
Authors - Published writers of both local and national Civil War history.
Anyone interested in Civil War history. Meetings open to members and non-members. COME ONE, COME ALL!