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Baldwin City, Kansas

Baker University and Baldwin City Recreation Commission present the annual Community Wellness Festival this year that will run from 9am-noon. The event will be kick off with a 5-K run/walk, which costs $10 for individuals and $25 for families, and include other activities such as 70 exhibits, free screenings for: blood pressure, posture check, body fat, bone density, hearing, vision and dental; screenings provided by Lawrence Memorial Hospital, drawings, and free t-shirts to the first 200 attendees along with free bicycle helmets for children as long as supplies last. The event is free to the public. Register for participation in events by March 30.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel

This chapel's history takes a little more than a glance to read, but the story of its transport from a small town in England to its resurrection at Baker University is remarkable.

In 1864, after nearly six decades of meeting in local homes, a small Methodist congregation in Sproxton (

Baldwin City, KS Historic Churches

Santa Fe Trail Ruts

The historic Santa Fe Trail which carried civilization and commerce between the East and the Mexican settlements of the southwest between 1825 and 1875

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

Collins Library

Collins Library is the Baker University Library but also houses the Methodist Historical Library and two of the nation's top collections - The Quayle Rare Bible Collection and Rev. Coole's Ancient Chinese Coin Collection.

The library also houses an authentic 18

Baldwin City, KS Historic Libraries

Case Hall

Case Hall is Baker University's first library building. Completed in 1907 with a grant from the Carnegie Foundation it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its innovated construction for the time.

It was designed by Baker'

Baldwin City, KS National Register

Santa Fe Trail Well

Located three blocks north of Highway 56 on Washington Street in Baldwin (the only Palmyra street to still carry its original name), the Santa Fe Trail Well provided the first fresh water for travelers on the Trail.

Hand dug to 40 feet, it was later deepened to 70

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

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