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Battle of Westport
Henry Van Brunt
Action Before Westport, 1864
Paintings of battlefields and photos of generals and strategic houses.
Antebellum Homes: Discover Missouri's Best Antebellum Homes
April 1, 2005
Four areas--Kansas City, Lexington, Louisiana, and New Madrid--are featured with a description of some of their antebellum homes. The ones from Kansas City include the Alexander Majors House and the John...
Archaeology Team Holds "Dig" at Wornall Home
Report on the archaeological investigation by University of Missouri students on the Wornall house "for evidence of original features and artifacts."
Biography of John B. Wornall (1822-1892), Pioneer
Biography of Vassie James Ward Hill (1875-1954), School Founder and Educator
Carr N. Eubank Will Head Fund Drive
The Wornall Home will fill a void in the city, as this is the first residential restoration. This is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to our cultural and educational historical heritage....
Cathy Campbell, Manager of the John Wornall House Herb Garden
April 21, 2013
Interview with Cathy Campbell, manager of the John Wornall House herb garden. Campbell discusses preparations for the 25th Annual Herb and Wildflower Sale that will take place on Saturday the 26th of April,...
Cobweb Corners Gift Shop at Wornall House Open
Last two paragraphs mentioning purposes of the Heritage League.
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biography of John Bristow Wornall (1822-1892), "one of Jackson County's more prosperous farmers" and owner of the Wornall House residence built in 1858, later a Confederate sympathizer and realtor in the...
Francis 'Brick' Wornall Left a Legacy of Great Worth
Photo and obituary for Francis Clay Wornall, or Francis Wornall (nicknamed Frank Wornall or Brick Wornall), "former president of the Jackson County Historical Society" dying on January 9, 1979. Grandson...
Garden Party Raises $10,400 for Wornall House
News of additional restoration fund-raising for the Wornall House.
Historic Kansas City Architecture
Photos of the Wornall House at 146 West 61st Street Terrace, built in 1858.
Historical Society May Acquire Wornall Home
Short description of the house's history and early attempts of the Jackson County Historical Society to purchase the pre-Civil War house at 61st Terrace and Wornall Road.
Home, Sweet Battlefront
August 1, 2004
Photographs and article describing the John Wornall house in Westport, Missouri, particularly during the Battle of Wesport, October 1863. ''Wornall returned to the Westport home in 1874, following four...
House Needs Major Help
March 10. 2010
The death of board president Terry Chapman has left the future of the Alexander Majors Historic House uncertain. Chapman was an architect who restored the house in 1984 and personally oversaw the museum...
Hunting the Haunters
With Kansas City Paranormal Investigations (KCPI), the author accompanies members to seek out the "strange and unusual in our world," in particular the John Wornall House Museum. KCPI was founded three...
Jay MacLaughlin Will Head Fund Drive
Article about Jabez Jackson MacLaughlin, the new head of the "fund drive to acquire the Wornall home."
JCHS Gives Wornall House Museum Autonomy
Brief plans for the operations of the newly independent house museum purchased by the Jackson County Historical Society in 1964.
JCHS Notebook: Jackson County Historical Society and How It Grew
Stories about the early house south of Westport, the home of wealthy farmer and slave owner John B. Wornall, and strategic site during the Civil War.
John B. Wornall Residence
Postcard of the John B. Wornall Residence
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