In honor of President’s Day, the museum is also offering a lecture, “John Tyler, the Accidental President.” Bring your lunch and come learn about the first Vice-President to ascend to the presidency upon the death of the incumbent. Tyler was qualified to serve but experienced many political difficulties during his one administration as the 10th president of the United States.
Bring your lunch for this lecture, which begins at 12:00 p.m. The lecture is included with museum admission, which is $6 adults, $5 seniors 62 and over, $3 ages 6-17. Call 816-325-7575 or go to www.frontiertrailsmuseum.org.
The National Frontier Trails Museum (NFTM) presents the history of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails and the personal trials and adventures of the pioneers who opened the West. An award-winning film takes visitors from Independence to Oregon. The NFTM includes interpretive exhibits and artifacts. Merrill J. Mattes Research Library is recognized as the largest collection of books, documents and manuscripts on the Westward Expansion.