"This reenactment was presented in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Blue Mills Landing (aka The Battle of Liberty). The original battle occurred approximately 4 miles south of Liberty, Missouri on September 17, 1861. The reenactment was presented Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Shoal Creek Park in Kansas City, Missouri."
To watch a great video presentation of this event, click here. You can also view videos of the David Rice Atchison and Alexander Doniphan speeches which were also reenacted on the Liberty courthouse steps.
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 at the Villages of Jackson Creek (lower level), 3980-A South Jackson Drive, Independence, MO. Check the Calendar to verify the date, location and find out about the next program topic. Visitors are always welcome!
Monthly Board Meetings - Meetings are generally held on the third 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.
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, games, usually a cannon or two, dancing the "Virginia Reel."
Christmas Party – Prizes, Christmas feast, celebration of Christmas past, costuming.
Monthly Newsletter – "The Border Star" for our members, monthly calendar items, border warfare articles, national Civil War articles, information about our members and friends.
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!