We’re proud of our place in history here in Independence, Missouri! We can lay claim to several important events in the growth and development of the USA. In the 1800’s, Independence was the original point of departure of the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails; Lewis and Clark recorded in their journals that they stopped here in 1804 to pick plums, raspberries, and wild apples. Our city played a pivotal role in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement and two important battles occurred here during the Civil War. Harry S Truman, thirty-third President of the United States, grew up in Independence and it is the site of his Presidential Museum and Library. For us, every day is Independence Day!
There is, of course, a special observance here on July 4th of each year and we’re all looking forward to the eighth annual Independence Day Celebration. It will be an evening of great music and spectacular fireworks. The celebration is a gift from the City and their partners, the Mormon Visitors Center and the Truman Presidential Museum and Library. The Spirit of Independence Band will begin their performance at 8:30 p.m. and play throughout the evening and the fireworks display will start around 9:30 p.m. We’re encouraging our Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast guests to get there early to get good seats on the lawn at the Mormon Visitors Center.
If you’re planning on celebrating Independence Day in Independence, Missouri, please visit our more pages of our website to see our own piece of history, elegant and gracious Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast.
Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO