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Media contact: Jean Gallagher: fausttour@gmail.com or 660-827-4016
Pat Palmer: patpalmer76@gmail.com or 573-690-4991 Marty Graves: mgraves@iland.net or 660-473-0139

Heard Memorial Club House Hosts Ft. Leavenworth Bus Tour
Friday, June 10, 2022

Sedalia, Missouri (May 12, 2022)

The Heard Memorial Club House board of directors will sponsor a bus tour to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas on Friday, June 10, 2022.

The fundraising trip includes transportation, lunch, tips, all admission charges, an Army guide, and entertainment.

The comfortable motorcoach will leave Thompson Hills Shopping Center at 7:30 a.m. with a professional driver. There is a restroom on board. A government issued ID (driver’s license or Missouri ID) will be required to enter Ft. Leavenworth property.

The motorcoach will arrive at Leavenworth mid-morning. Included with the Army tour guide is the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Ft. Leavenworth’s Buffalo Soldier Monument, Chapel and Memorial to Custer’s Regiment, National Cemetery established by Abraham Lincoln in 1862, Rookery (the old Disciplinary Barracks), Frontier Army Museum, U.S. Army Command, and General Staff College. Ruts of the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails will be visited.

A catered lunch will be included at the Riverfront Community Center (a former train station) served by the “Harvey Girls”. Entertainment will be provided by a barbershop group dressed in prison stripes.

The motorcoach will arrive back in Sedalia approximately 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the trip will help preserve the Heard House. The Heard Memorial Club House at 200 West Broadway is a two-story, buff brick, classical revival house. Built in 1906 as a residence for John and Lillian Heard, the property was entrusted by Lillian Heard in 1935 for use by Sorosis Club and Helen G. Steele Music Club as a permanent club house to be used for educational and charitable purposes. This home remains close to the same design as when it was built at the beginning of the twentieth century with a few exceptions.

The Sorosis Club, the second oldest women’s organization in Missouri, established in 1889, focuses on self-improvement and education. The Helen G. Steele Music Club, established in 1893, began as a music club that encouraged music education in the schools. It was instrumental in organizing the Sedalia Symphony, the second oldest symphony west of the Mississippi.

The Heard House board continually plans and conducts fundraising to address the needs of the Heard Memorial Club House and property. All proceeds from this event will go toward the upkeep of the Heard Memorial Club House. Recent improvements at the property include new shingles on the main house and carriage house and renovations of the exterior of the carriage house

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $115 from Jean Gallagher, P.O. Box 1756, Sedalia, MO 65302 by May 18, 2022. If you would like more information, please contact Jean Gallagher at 660-827-4016. Checks payable to Jean Gallagher.

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