Civil War one fifty

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War & the Missouri-Kansas border region's unique place in the bloody four-year conflict.

The Kansas City Star

Area activities focus on Civil War era

The Kansas City Star

Tuesday:** Ethan Rafuse, professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, will talk about Robert E. Lee before the Civil War. National Archives, 400 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City. 6:30 p.m. RSVP: 816-268-8010

Friday: Program on Chinese, African and Mexican immigration to Missouri in the mid-1800s. Plaza Library, 4801 Main St. 7 p.m. RSVP. 816-701-3407.

June 17-19: Re-enactment of the first Battle of Boonville, just east of town at the Willard Avery Farm on Rocheport Road.

June 19: History of Nathan Scarritt Home, the oldest frame house in Westport. Plaza Library. 2 p.m.

June 21: Barbara Hughes portrays Laura Flanery, who walked to Texas after being forced out of her home in the Civil War. Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. 10 a.m. RSVP. 816-252-7228.

June 25: Jo Shelby 11 a.m. wedding re-enactment at the Warren House highlights the weekend Civil War Heritage Festival in Waverly, Mo.

June 26: Tom Taylor reviews the histories of both the Alexander Majors House and the John B. Wornall House. Plaza Library. 2 p.m.

June 28: Presentation of genealogical stories and photos illustrating the Civil War era. North Oak Library, 8700 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City. 7 p.m.

June 28: Civil War Round Table of Kansas City features John Hilmer, superintendent of Wilson’s Creek