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Native American Chief to Visit Westport

The Westport Historical Society

and the

1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum

4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri


Please join us for a reception, on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the museum, honoring Kansas City artist Karen White. The 1855 Harris-Kearney House is proud to showcase some of Ms. White’s stunning portraits of Native Americans. Her works of art tell stories, illuminate history, and depict emotions that capture a moment in time. You will be delighted with the delicate beauty in the faces of strong people.

As a special guest, we welcome Glenna J. Wallace, Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. She is the first woman ever elected to this office. Chief Wallace will speak about Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and his brother, the Prophet; the Shawnee movement into Missouri/Kansas; and update us on the present-day Shawnee tribe.

Guests will be able to view a special tomahawk, owned by the museum, which belonged to Tecumseh, Native American Chief of the Shawnee tribe and warrior who became the primary leader of a large, multi-tribal confederacy in the early 19th century.

Native American Flute music will be provided by Paul F. McMillian on hand-carved flutes.

Please RSVP to westporthistorical@gmail.com or 913-231-6749 by October 9, 2019.

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Due to COVID-19 pandemic as local guidelines allow, we are open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5 pm, with the last tour beginning at 4:15 pm. 

Private tours or group tours are available upon request and require a deposit or prepayment to hold the reservation. Please call (816) 561-1821 or email westporthistorical@gmail.com to schedule.


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4000 Baltimore

Kansas City, Missouri 64111



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The Harris-Kearney House and Westport Historical Society are members of The Santa Fe Trail Association.  The Harris-Kearney House is a designated historic site on the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails. Travelers along these trails would stop in "West Port" before "jumping off!"  We make efforts to conserve the history of these trails for generations to come!

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