News and Events! 

The Friends of the James Farm mourn the passing of our dear friend, James Farm Award winner, and former FOTJF webmaster, Marvin "Butch" Leslie on June 14th.  A memorial page is on Facebook 

Note the change in the dates for our Old West Revolver Shoots are April 5, June 14, and September 20, 2014. The new date in September is the 20th!!!!For the course of fire and safety rules Click Here For the Flyer Click Here

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 Summer 2014 James Farm Journal is here!!!! This issue is our 2014 Reunion recap and has other great information and articles !! 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!!!!!!! Click Here. 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!!!!

Check out the James Farm Gift Shop Catalog by clicking on the bar below!! This is the place to get James Farm and Jesse James gear. We have a great selection ot shirts, books and other items.

The FOTJF and private donors have successfully purchased the Robert & Zerelda James letters and the Robert James Essays from the Zink collection auction! These items are going to be the subject of one of our speakers at the annual  Reunion on 6&7 June 2014. Stay tuned for details.

Are you interested in joining the board of the Friends of the James Farm? We have periodic openings on our board and our elections are held at our Annual Reunion in June. Let us know if you're interested! Click Here

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

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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! 

The James Farm                                                                  Friends of the James Farm
21216 James Farm Road                                                        PO Box 404
Kearney, Missouri 64060                                                        Liberty, Missouri  64069
Phone: 816-736-8500                                                           
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