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Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Guidebook

Entertainment and Recreation The richness of a community Festival; seasonal home, art including children’s story Smiser Heritage Library (built in can be measured by the quality and craft shows; annual hours, downloadable e-books 1982 to exhibit a collection of of its cultural activities and Dickens Christmas holiday and reader assistance. The materials concerning county resources. Warrensburg has a event; and Warrensburg Parks eight libraries located within history, family genealogy, and great variety of assets that and Recreation special events the Johnson and Lafayette newspapers); the Zinn and make it a wonderful place to throughout the year. County district maintain more Leland Culp Building (farm visit and live. than 100,000 volumes, and machinery and householdINDOOR FUN COMMUNITY EVENTS the materials available include artifacts illustrating the The Warrensburg Community books, periodicals and audio/ agricultural roots of the area), The Warrensburg community Center (WCC) features an visual media. The the Culp Building is available to sponsors a number of popular indoor aquatic center including Warrensburg Branch is events including – a zero-depth entry leisure pool, located at 432 N. Holden in rent for meetings and other functions; and the One Room • The Wings Over Whiteman lap pool, hot tub and slide, downtown Warrensburg. School (built in 1911 and moved Air Show is hosted by walking track, weight room, The Johnson County Historic from Elm, Missouri to the Whiteman Air Force Base. This gymnasium, arts and craft Complex on the west side of Historical Society grounds in summer time favorite routinely room, meeting rooms, and town is home to several unique 1995). Open 1-4 pm, Monday- attracts over 50,000 visitors to kitchen facilities. The structures. The historic 1838 held in July and the Johnson architecture west of theaverages several hundred large tours in advance at (660)• The Johnson County Fairexamples of Federal-stylelocated in the WCC. The WCCPlease schedule your visit orcourthouse is one of a fewWarrensburg Senior Center isSaturday, or by appointment. the Warrensburg area. County Rodeo in September visitors a day! The WCC offers Mississippi River. This stucco- 747-6480 or curator@jocomo are annual events led by the rental opportunities for birthday covered brick building was history.org. Visit www.jocomo Johnson County Fair parties, receptions and restored to its former beauty history.org Association to showcase the meetings. during the early 1960s. The University of Central local agricultural industry and Warrensburg Parks and The courthouse has been Missouri Archives & Museum 4-H Clubs. Recreation prides itself on the the scene of a pre-civil war houses a variety of exhibits • The last weekend in variety of recreational activities murder, a daring raid for the focusing on the history of the September, downtown it offers to the young and the purpose of stealing/preserving university and local natural Warrensburg hosts, “Burg Fest” young at heart. For more the county records throughout history. The university’s Gallery a family friendly, fun two day information on recreation the war between states, and of Art & Design provides arts event for the community and opportunities or the the Old Drum Trial in 1870. The programming emphasizing region with music, food and Warrensburg Community defense’s closing argument cultural and artistic diversity childrens activities. Center, contact Warrensburg was a moving speech about through a series of exhibitions, Other events include the Old lectures and workshops. Thethe dedication and loyalty ofParks and Recreation at (660) Drum Day Festival; Scottish gallery hosts Missouri-based,dogs, and is said to be the747-7178 or visit www. Highland Games, Earth Day origin of the phrase, “A dog is a national and international artistswarrensburg-mo.com. festival; the university’s Family The Warrensburg Branch of man’s best friend.” and designers, as well as Weekend; downtown Trick-or- Trails Regional Library offers Other buildings on the exhibiting UCM student and Treat; ‘Show-Me Justice’ Film a full slate of programs property include the Miller faculty work. 12


Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Guidebook
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