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Mark Lee Gardner won two 2014 Spur Awards for Shot all to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West’s Greatest Escape.  For further information Click Here! 

If you are a current member of the Friends of the James Farm send us your e-mail address!!!!  If you are not a member please join!!!!!!! To see our News Letters Click Here!

Check our our James' Scrap Book page!  Most of the images are are from Ann McQuinn and Susan Gebhardt. Great Grand Daughters of Fannie Q. Samuel and Joe C. Hall.  Some photographs and documents are from the 1939 movie about Jesse James.  This includes seldom seen photos of the movies' stars Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, and Lon Chaney Jr with relatives of Frank and Jesse James!!!!

The Winter 2022 edition of the James Farm Journal is here!!! Click the link on the right to see some great content!! 

Special event April 23, 2022 10 AM -4 PM Click here for the flyer!

"200th aniversary of the James Cabin and Clay County!!!"

Five Guest Speakers: Scott Cole, Bryan Shibley, Joe Hall, Bryan Ivlow, Mark Gardner!!!!

James Family members and reenactors will be on site throughout the day.  

Friends of the James Farm

Welcome to the new web site of the Friends of the James Farm.  Please take a look around our new new site.  Please bear with us as we are still building and improving!

The Friends of the James Farm is a non profit group that promotes public interest in and awareness of the James Farm Historical site.  The James Farm is owned and operated as a historic site by Clay County, Missouri.

Mission Statement. The Friends of the James Farm (FOTJF) exists to support and help preserve the birthplace of Jesse James. Through programs and events, the FOTJF also educates the public about Jesse James, his history, his family, and his associates. The FOJF advocates and encourages the study of the historical and cultural significance of this colorful period of history. We promote research and understanding of the following areas: history of the 1800s in general, the Civil War, the Missouri Border War, and the post war activities of Jesse and Frank James.

Our Vision For the Future:

The Friends of the James Farm Board will increase membership in the Friends of the James Farm and participation in events held to benefit the James Farm.

The FOTJF will continue to contribute gifts, improvements, and promote special events, at the James Farm to enhance its appeal to visitors and maintain its standing as a destination of historical interest in Clay County.

The FOTJF Board will actively seek out and cooperate with other historical and civic groups for the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

The board will sponsor programs for younger generations, to encourage the continued interest, study, preservation, and interpretation of the exciting periods in history represented by the James Farm, the birthplace of western legends.

Friends of the James Farm Organizational Values

“200th Anniversary of the James Cabin”

  Upcoming Event!!!
   April 23, 2022
   10 am – 4 pm
   The 200th 
    Anniversary Celebration
    The Original Cabin
     &
    Clay County!
    Five Guest Speakers!
 
    Scott Cole: 
    "History of the James-Samuel Cabin"
     Bryan Shibley: 
    "History of Clay County"
     Joe Hall:
     "History of the Samuel Family"
     Bryan Ivlow:
      "
Guns of the Period"
      Mark Gardner: 
      "Jesse James"

      James, Samuel & Cole Family members will be present present

      Reenactors will be on site through the day! 

      Click here for the flyer!

                                                            Call 816-736-8500 or visit www.jessejamesmuseum.org for more information about this special event or museum.

Follow the Friends of The James Farm on Facebook!

Mark Lee Gardner won two 2014 Spur Awards for Shot all to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West’s Greatest Escape.  For further information Click Here! 

The James Farm                                                                  Friends of the James Farm
21216 James Farm Road                                                        21216 James Farm Road   
Kearney, Missouri 64060                                                        Kearney, Missouri 64060 
Phone: 816-736-8500                                                           
Email:  historicsites@claycogov.com                                       Email: siteadmin@jessejames.org

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