Planned Events, Dates & Venues:
August 4, 2013: Alexander Majors House Issuance of Order #10:
This will be a first person event commemorating Order #10 that was issued by General Ewing on August 18, 1863. This Order was issued five days after the jail collapse in Kansas City at about 14th & Grand and three days before the raid on Lawrence. Order #10 was the order that compelled the depopulation of all known southern sympathizers and those who had provided aid, succor or support to guerillas that lived within the western border counties of Missouri located within the District of the Border. JCHS is coordinating this
speial event with the Wornal-Majors Houses. The event time is tentatively
scheduled from about 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
August 17, 2013: Pacific House on Delaware Street Issuance of Order #11:
This event will held on or about the Pacific House near 6th & Delaware Street in the River Market of Kansas City (then commonly known as Westport Landing). The Pacific House was General Ewing’s headquarters and it is where he issued Order #11. The event is being held in conjunction with the annual merchants association wine walk. Included in this event will be the reading of Order #11 by General Ewing or his adjutant, the debate between General Ewing and George Calb Bingham (Bingham the Missouri State Provisional Treasurer at that time protested to General Ewing his opposition to Order #11), period music, union soldiers and other period activities. JCHS is coordinating this event with Wide Awake Film and the Delaware Street Merchants Association (Delaware Street will be closed for the event). The event time is tentatively scheduled from about 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 14, 2013: Missouri Town 1855 (near Lake Jacomo)Enforcement of Order #11.
With the backdrop of Missouri Town 1855 (located near Lake Jacomo in Lee’s Summit, Missouri), JCHS along with Jackson County Parks + Rec. and a large group of living historians will be recreating several scenarios surrounding actual accounts of those who experienced the complete depopulation of all citizens regardless of their political support for the south or the north from the western border counties of Missouri located within the District of the Border (the Counties affected were Jackson, Cass, Bates & Vernon County, north of the Osage River). This will be an all-day event at Missouri Town 1855 (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and it will be followed by a candlelight tour during the evening (tentatively scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
As can be seen from a review of the above information, this is a very large undertaking that includes several community organizations with JCHS taking the lead in developing and producing these events. More information will follows.