A friend facebooked me this link to day. http://www.windingriver.com/.
It is full of history of Missouri in and around the Kansas City and St Joseph areas. It tells of various local exhibits, library archives and museum information.
If you didn't know it, this is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. The civil war was fueled over slavery and rights of the states, and was the costliest battle on US soil, and the bloodiest. It lasted 4 years, and more Americans died during those 4 years, than all our other wars combined to date. The first battle of the Civil War was Fort Sumter, on April 12-13, 1861.
Did you have any ancestors who fought in the Civil War?? From April 7-14, marking the 150 year anniversary, you can research the millions of Civil War document on Ancestry.com for FREE. What a great history lessons for kids, combining family history with our countries history!