Westport business sponsors Civil War exhibit at 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum

Throughout the month of October, Richard Heaviland, owner of Westport Frameworks, will display his collection in the gallery of the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum. As both a framer and a long time Civil War and Border Wars re-enactor, he has amassed a unique and eclectic collage of pictures, photographs, old maps, Confederate war bonds, and other documents relating to the Civil War and Kansas City/Westport. The exhibit will be available for viewing from October 4-31, during regular museum hours, Wednesday-Saturday from 1-5 pm.

A Grand Showing will be held on October 4, from 5-8 pm. Light refreshments will be served. As the founder of Kelly’s Irish Brigade, Heaviland is known in re-enactor circles as “Captain Kelly.” True to this tradition, he will appear at the Grand Showing as Captain Kelly, and will be accompanied by other Civil War re-enactors.

About Westport Frameworks

Established in 1974, Westport Frameworks is one of the oldest businesses in Westport. Owner Richard Heaviland has been making walls look better with superior, quality frames for over 36 years. For more information, call 816-561-5553, or visit www.westportframeworks.com.

About the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum and the Westport Historical Society

Located at 4000 Baltimore, in Kansas City, MO, the 1855 Harris-Kearney House is the oldest remaining residence in Kansas City. The house was built by the Harris family in 1855, and is now a museum owned and operated by the Westport Historical Society. The WHS was founded in 1956 to promote, preserve, and foster public interest in the significant history of Westport, Missouri, the Town of Kansas, and Missouri, as well as their founders.

The 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum is open for tours Wednesday-Saturday, from 1-5pm. For more information, visit our website, www.westporthistorical.com. Contact us at 816-561-1821, westporthistorical@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

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