- AN Historical Destination -

Hotels Nearby: 

Quality Inn & Suites
Kansas City I-70 East
4200 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
This is about 2 miles away

Days Inn Independence
13712 E 42nd Terr. S, Independence, MO 64055
This is about 2 miles away

My Place Hotel 
20105 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64057
This is about 8 miles away

July 15-16, 2017
Independence, Missouri

  • Saturday: Presentations  - find out about the house, Ginger, and her amazing mother, Lela!

  • Saturday: Lunch with some of Ginger Roger's favorites like chili dogs and ice cream floats!

  • Saturday night Fundraising Banquet and Silent Auction - Join us for a banquet and silent auction July 15 to raise funds for the restoration effort.  We have some great items that you won't want to miss an opportunity to bid on, including some items that were owned by Ginger!  (We are looking for donations for the auction)

  • Sunday: Ginger Rogers Film Festival at the Pharoah 4 Cinema- four films will be shown throughout the day and evening!

  • Saturday and Sunday: Tour the Museum - Take a tour through the home at 100 W Moore Street where Ginger Rogers was born. We've tried to restore it to original condition as much as possible and we think you'll enjoy it.  ​10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

  • Dance Contest - Watch for more details coming soon!

Locations TBA

Keynote Speaker: 
Roberta Olden was Ginger Rogers personal secretary for 18 years. Roberta will share some little known facts about Ginger and her exciting travels around the world. She will speak during the Banquet on Saturday night. 


Video of Ginger Rogers at the House: Tom Talbert with Tom Talbert Video took video of Ginger Roger's Visit during Ginger Rogers Day on July 16, 1994. This event would be her last public appearance. Tom will share his experience and show the video. 

The History and Renovation of the Ginger House: Gene Padgitt with Three Trails Cottages, LLC will share the history of this 1906 Craftsman Bungalow and the work that was completed in order to restore it to original condition.

The Ginger Rogers Story: Marge Padgitt will present the amazing story of Lela Rogers and her famous daughter, Ginger Rogers. You won't want to miss this!

The Ginger Festival

Tickets will be available soon!

Bed and Breakfasts:

​Silver Heath Inn Bed and Breakfast

1114 S Noland Rd., Independence, MO 64050




Ophelias Restaurant and Inn

201 N Maple Street

Independence, MO 64050



Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast

1 Hawthorne, Place

Independence, MO 64052



Woodstove Inn Bed and Breakfast

1212 W Lexington

Independence, MO 64050



100 W Moore Street, Independence MO. Ginger was born here on July 16, 1911