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Discover Historic St. Joseph, Mo., during 50 Plus day trip on Jan. 12
POSTED: 01/06/2017
St. Joseph, Mo., is full of history, and some of it will be explored during a mid-January day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Historic St. Joseph is the name of this trip. Participants will begin with a visit to the Glore Psychiatric Museum. This museum, located on the adjoining grounds of the original state hospital site, is recognized as “One of the 50 most unusual museums in the country” and is sure to be an intriguing start to our day. Next up, a step-on guide will take us on a driving tour of some of the most unusual structures and historic sites in St. Joe before leaving us for lunch at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion. A visit to the Patee House, the former headquarters of the Pony Express, will round out our historic day.

To find this trip in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This trip will leave at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. that day. The cost is $79 per person and includes lunch.

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) 8831-3359. To see this program online at, follow the “Register for Activities” link and complete a barcode search for 36996.

While 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 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

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