May is Preservation Month! 2023 Preservation Month Activities, Liberty, MO:
- May 1 - 31 - Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc's "Find the Door" Scavenger Hunt
The Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc. (HDLI) invites you to stroll around Historic Downtown Liberty and "Find the Doors" during the month of May. Use the following link to access the form where you can list the location of each door (business name or address) to be entered to win a $50 gift card to be used anywhere downtown! By completing the form, you agree to enter the drawing. The randomly drawn winner will be announced on Thursday, June 1. The winner of the gift card will receive a phone call from HDLI and will be announced on our social media outlets.
- May 6 - Historic Walking Tour: Liberty During the Civil War
Have you ever wondered what Liberty was like during the Civil War? Tony Meyers presents an overview of our small town during a time of national upheaval. Starting at the Clay County Archives, the group will then visit the Jesse James Museum to experience the first foray of James Gang into an outlaw life. Unlike most of the monthly tours, this one has a $10 participation fee to cover the cost of the museum tour. Any remaining funds will be donated to the Clay County Archives. The tour will meet at the Clay County Archives at 10 a.m. (corner of E. Franklin St. and N. Leonard St.). Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
- May 18 - Clay County Museum's Third Thursday Presentation: "The Lincoln Family in Liberty"
Local historian and Lincoln researcher Chris Harris will present an updated talk on the four Lincoln brothers who came to Clay County from Fayette County, Kentucky 200 years ago; Abraham, George B, John T. and David. From these four brothers, 33 children carried on their lineage in and around Liberty, Missouri. Join the Clay County Museum on May 18 to find out who this family was, how they impacted Clay County and if they truly were related to Abraham Lincoln.