Tuesday, March 11, 2014


            "Stealing, of course, is a crime, and a very impolite thing to do." 

When: June 2014

Where: Liberty Missouri, near Kansas City

Cost: $6/ adult

The doors, wood flooring and the safe are all original.
Why this is on my list: I have a personal interest in Jesse James, my great grandpa claimed that he fed him lunch. The story goes that Frank and Jesse James rode up on horseback by their ranch and they gave them a meal in the late 1800's...the next day the sheriff came by asking if they'd seen the duo. Who knows if it's true but I think it's cool and every time I hear something about Jesse James my ears perk up. I really enjoyed this museum. It was just me and my daughter on our tour where the guide painted a very descriptive picture of what happened on that day. When it comes to historical events I've decided that I can only comprehend what's happened if I can see it. It's one thing to hear about Jesse James' crew robbing a bank...it's another to actually stand inside the building, looking out into the town to see where his thugs were keeping watch and see the ACTUAL safe that was robbed. I love the feeling of standing in places where turning points in history were made.
The Safe robbed by Jesse James Crew
Something I'd recommend? Yes. It is really interesting to see this piece of history which is the place of the first successful daytime bank robbery, the guide is very knowledgeable and a great storyteller. This woman tells the same story all day every day but it's not rehearsed or as if she's reciting word for word. I always appreciate it when your guide is enthusiastic and captivates your attention. The bank museum also has a great gift shop, I think I would visit again to get more souvenirs and because I enjoyed talking with the woman who runs the museum so much.

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  1. Awesome! That's a pretty cool story with regards to your great grandparents, to think that he may have actually met Jesse James.

    It looks like a fantastic museum to visit and yeah i think your right, it's wonderful when you get a guide who is enthusiastic about informing their audience, especially as this doesn't always happen.xx

    1. As always thanks for the comments Dannie, I always look forward to getting one from you!

      Some in my family are skeptical but why would he make that up?!


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