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Archive for Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Freedom’s Frontier invites resident input

January 7, 2009

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Lawrence area residents have a chance Thursday to say how they think the region’s Civil War-era history should be portrayed.

Representatives of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Partnership want to hear ideas during their meeting at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 402 N. Second St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees will be asked what makes a site, event and story a successful addition to the Freedom’s Frontier experience. The information will be incorporated into Freedom’s Frontier management plan. The management plan will be submitted in the spring to the National Park Service for approval.

Recent work on the management plan includes sections that explain how the Freedom’s Frontier landscape is unique and its story significant. They can be viewed at ffnha-hosting.com. Other information can be found at www.freedomsfrontier.org.

For additional information or to set up a lunch reservation, call the visitor center at 865-4499. The heritage area includes 41 counties in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

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