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Missouri Town 1855 and Longview Mansion 50 Plus day trip set for May 17
POSTED: 04/28/2011
This trip is called Missouri Town 1855 and Longview Mansion and will visit both of these attractions on the southeastern side of the metro area. Missouri Town in Jackson County's Fleming Park is a living history village featuring 25 buildings from 1820 to 1860 with original furnishings and equipment. Participants can visit with interpreters in period clothing depicting 19th-century lifestyle. An entirely different lifestyle will be on display at the next stop, Longview Mansion, the historic country estate of lumber baron and philanthropist R.A. Long, who built Kansas City's first skyscraper. Lunch will take place in the mansion, followed by a tour of the facility and grounds to see how Belgian craftsmen and Sicilian stonemasons turned 1,780 acres into what has been called "the world's most beautiful farm." Perform a catalog search for the keywords “day trip” to find these programs in the JCPRD’s Activities Catalog and online listings at

This trip will leave at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 4 p.m. that day. The cost is $36 per person and includes lunch.

While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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