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‘A History of Presidential Inaugurations’

The Truman Home visitor center, at the southeast corner of Truman Road and Main Street in Independence, is hosting an exhibit running through Saturday tracing the history of presidential inaugurations, from George Washington to Andrew Jackson to John F. Kennedy and Harry Truman.

It consists of mostly 8-by-10 photographs from the Library of Congress with a few artifacts including an invitation to Truman’s inauguration.

There is no cost to view the exhibit. The visitor center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, please call 816-254-9929 or visit the Web site www.nps.gov/hstr.

There is a $4 fee for ages 17 and older to tour the home at 219 N. Delaware.



Stories about Obama’s inauguration

The Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center invites the public to share your story (or listen to the experiences of others) about President Barack Obama’s historic inauguration 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the heritage center, 3700 Blue Parkway in Kansas City.

The event is free and open to the public.

For a table or a specific time to deliver a presentation, please call 816-513-0700.



‘Love and courtship on the trails”

The National Frontier Trails Museum will host “Gallery Walk: Stories of love and courtship on the trails” 2 p.m. each Thursday in February at the museum, 318 W. Pacific in Independence.

There is no cost to attend with regular museum admission, which is $5 for seniors, $3.50 for ages 6 to 17, children under the age of 6 are free.

For more information, please call 816-325-7575.



‘Friends and Enemies: Battles Along the Border’

Auditions for “Friends and Enemies: Battles Along the Border” will be held 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Patricia Stevens Model & Talent Agency at 2100 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City.

The film will be a love story based on the Missouri-Kansas border during the Civil War. It will star Brinke Stevens and feature a cast of more than 50 performers, ranging in age from 8 to 60. Local casting will concentrate on several leading characters, both male and female, in the 17 to 24 age range.

For more information, please call 816-221-1188.