The annual reunion at the Jesse James Family farm is scheduled for this weekend. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk with Friends of James Farm President Christie Kennard:
Saturday’s event will kick-off at 9:00 a.m. with an Old West Revolver Shoot. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the cost is $15. This will be followed by a presentation entitled,”The Guerrilla Shirt: A Labor of Love and the Fashion of Rebellion in Civil War Missouri” by Joseph M Beilein, Jr. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Later in the day, a bus tour is scheduled with stops in Missouri City and Excelsior Springs. The group will leave the farm at 12:30 and return at approximately 4:30.
Saturday’s event will wrap-up with a BBQ dinner and entertainment. “I would really encourage people to come out Saturday for an evening of pure entertainment,”said Kennard,”Betse Ellis will be playing on the front porch of the family farm house. It is a free event and open to families and visitors of all ages. We will get started at 6:00, so bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening.” Tickets for this portion of the event are $10 and pre-registration is requested.
The weekend will come to a close on Sunday with a theatrical presentation of “Son of a Bandit: Trial of Jesse James, Jr.” at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. There is a $10 fee for admittance to the play and it will begin at 2:00 p.m.
More information can be found on the group’s website at www.jessejames.org.