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Reminder Tour Tuesday May 8: Truman Home, Vail Mansion, Lunch

From: Marlys Kummer D.
Sent on: Sunday, May 6, 2012 6:07 AM


6 attending  (Penelope, Misty, Jeannie, Greg, Gene and Marlys) Please RSVP  Truman Tour Limited to 8.  You may join us later…See Approximate times on write up. Vaile Mansion Limited to 15. If you are coming to just part please e-mail [address removed]

2 spots available


You must RSVP at the KC Midtown Freethinkers:

The Visitor Center arrive at 8:45, travel to Truman home about 9:00

Intersection of Truman Road and Main Street, in Historic Fire Station No.1. 64050

From the north or south, take I-435 to Truman Road (State Hwy 12), exit 60. Travel east on Truman Road three miles; you'll pass the Truman Home at Delaware Street. From the east or west, take I-70 to the Noland Road exit (12). Travel north on Noland Road four miles to Truman Road. Turn west on Truman Road and travel two blocks. There is a parking lot across the street from the visitor center View Maps

To tour the Truman Home you must purchase tickets in the park visitor center located at 223 N. Main St. Tickets are $4.00 per adult, children 15 and under are free. We can watch a short film on Truman’s life while waiting for the group to assemble.

Truman Home arrive at 9:10, travel to Vaile Mansion at 10:15

Intersection of Truman and Delaware Street 64050

The Truman Home offers a glimpse at the personal life of the 33rd President of the United States. Beautiful in its uncluttered commonness, the Truman Home showcases the simple life Truman and his wife Bess enjoyed in Independence before and after his presidency.
Tours are limited in size to no more than eight and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. We can make a reservation for a back to back tour if our group gets larger than 8 if we give them two weeks notice. Therefore I am asking that those who are interested make their reservation by April 24. Otherwise, tours run every ½ hour. [masked]

There should be ample parking around the Truman Home. It is only 5 blocks from the parking at the visitor center to the Truman home, but it is two miles from the Truman home to the Vaile Mansion.

Vaile Mansion arrive about 10:30 a.m., travel to Court House Exchange about 11:45

1500 North Liberty 64050

Built in 1881, the Vaile stands as one of our nation’s premiere examples of Second Empire Victorian architecture. But that is just the beginning of the story of over a century of history that unfolded in this house. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their tour is limited to 15 without special arrangements. Tickets cost $6 per person for those under the age of 62. Visitors older than will 62 pay a $5 per person entry fee.

They have their own parking lot.

The Court House Exchange arrive at 12:00 noon

113 West Lexington 64050

For Lunch a table has been set aside at the Court House Exchange which has been serving fine burgers and beer since 1899. This is located at 113 West Lexington on the square. Try their burgers and fries or fried chicken platter or hefty pork tenderloin.

Special after lunch tour:

A member of one of our groups has invited us to come to her pottery studio. Below is her note. Contact Cindy if you would like to visit her shop.

This should be a fun outing. I will be working at 323Clay (studio's name) just west of the square. If you are interested in a tour of a working pottery studio, please stop by. I would be happy to show you around. The address is 323 W Maple. We are a very open minded group of potters. Thanks, Cindy (Please contact Cindy at [address removed] to arrange for a tour.)

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