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The Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society presents:

Breakfast at the Bingham

June 7, 2014 7:00am - 10:00am

Early risers!!!! Join us for "Breakfast at the Bingham" at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO.

Enjoy the simple pleasures of a home style breakfast. Eggs, sausage, country potatoes and all the trimmings.

Homemade baked goods will be available at the Bake Sale, so plan to take some home!

Come Hungry and leave well fed!

Musical entertainment will be provided by The Pheasant Pluckers,a group of seasoned professional bluegrass musicians.

While at the Estate, be sure to visit our Carriage House Boutique.

Tours of the Mansion will be available at 9:00 for an additional charge.

Advance Tickets Required- $9.00

Tickets may be purchased in the Carriage House or by calling Shireen at 816-461-3491.


Waggoner-Gates Milling Company Display

The Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society recently loaned artifacts from the Waggoner-Gates Milling Company to the Midwest Genealogy Center at 3440 S Lee’s Summit Road, Independence,MO. 64055. The items will be in the Genealogy Center on display for a limited amount of time. The artifacts include pictures of the 1967 fire, photos of Mill workers, tools and records. The collection was put in place by Janice Pearson, Vice President of the B-WHS.

The Bingham Waggoner Estate provides luncheons by reservation only, for groups from 10 to 50. We offer many delicious menu items to choose from. The tables are decorated with seasonal arrangements and you will be served on china with silver and stemware. Please call Shireen McLaughlin, Site Coordinator, at (816) 461-3491 with questions or to make your reservations.

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Map & Directions

2014 Tour Dates

·  Regular Season: April 1-October 31

·  Christmas Season: Nov 29-Dec 30 (closed Dec 23, 24, 25)

Hours of Operation

·  Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm

·  Sunday: 1pm-4pm

Regular Season Admission

·  Adults: $6.00

·  Senior Citizens: $5.00

·  Children/Students: $3.00

·  Group Rates: $5.00

Our programs include:


·  Providing tours to special interest groups

·  Working in cooperation with the Three Sites Organization projects

·  Site Education Programs

·  Art Programs, including George Caleb Bingham Exhibit

·  Supplying local schools and teachers with educational materials

·  Research and Restoration Programs


·  Annual Pig Roast

·  Truman Birthday Celebration

·  Trail Breakfast

·  Antique and Craft Show

·  Fashion Show and Luncheon

·  Christmas Open House Tours


·  Providing facilities for special recognition programs for government, civic, and private groups

·  Rental to private groups i.e. weddings, family reunions, business social functions

Our Mission
The Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society is organized for the preservation and interpretation of this site. Its focus is to increase the understanding of the history of the Queen City of the Trails, as well as, to be an economic asset to tourism industry, generating interest and dollars while at the same time preserving its special identity.


To contact us:

Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society
P.O. Box 1163
313 West Pacific
Independence, Missouri 64051

Site Coordinator: Shireen McLaughlin

Phone: 816-461-3491
       Fax: 816-461-1540

Web Site Author: Sharon Royer

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