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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!!!!

Breaking News!!!!!! 

Jesse James Old West Revolver  and Rifle Shoots

April 30           12:30 pm

May 21            12:30    Free and for fun only

June 17            8:00 am

July 22             8:00 am

Sept 24            12:30 pm

The first shoot will be Sunday April 30 starting with sign up at 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm The shoot will start at 1:00 pm. It will be for prizes and we will start the rifle part that day to work out the kinks. An extra $5.00 will be charged to the rifle shooters. This first rifle shoot will be iron sighted lever actions only.   

The second shoot will be Sunday May 21 and will be for fun only. No charge and no prizes. Sort of a practice shoot. Rifles and revolvers.       

The third shoot will be Saturday June 17 and sign in is at 8 to 9 am and will be the traditional revolver shoot with charges and prizes.

The 4th shoot will be July 22 and it will be the same as the third.     

The 5th shoot will be Sunday Sept. 24 and sign in will be  12:30 to 1:00 pm. This shoot will include rifles and in addition to lever actions will include an unlimited class which will include period scopes such as Malcolm replicas and originals and Tang peep sights which are adjustable both vertical and horizontal. At the end of this pay and prize shoot we will have the drawing for the raffle Colt replica 1871 revolver an 1851 navy machined for the cartridge conversion in .45 Colt this year there will be forty  $25.00 tickets sold before the drawing.  

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


Jesse James

Old West Revolver & Rifle Shoots 2024!!!

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Call 816-736-8500 or visit for more information about special events or The Jesse James Birthplace  Museum.

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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                                                        21216 James Farm Road   
Kearney, Missouri 64060                                                        Kearney, Missouri 64060 
Phone: 816-736-8500                                                           
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