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Upcoming Events in Lecompton Kansas


May

3 Bleeding Kansas Play Reenactment - During the “BLEEDING KANSAS” play reenactment by the Lecompton Reenactors, you will travel back in time to meet some of the territorial characters of the Kansas territorial period in a simulated political town hall meeting in Historic Lecompton.

The one-hour performance portion of the tour is set in an 1850s Kansas territorial political town hall meeting. Actors from the Lecompton Reenactors troupe will portray some of the famous Kansans from that turbulent time period known as “Bleeding Kansas.” Join free state Governor Charles Robinson and his wife Sara Robinson, radical free state leader Jim Lane, abolitionist John Brown, women’s rights advocates Clarina Nichols and Louise Brown, Sheriff Samuel Jones, Senator David Atchison, Governor Andrew Reeder, proslavery editor John Stringfellow, border ruffian Felix Castor, Pottawatomie Creek Massacre widows Mahala Doyle and Louisa Jane Wilkinson, Wakarusa War widow Matilda Barber, among others as they passionately express their feelings on the issue of slavery in Kansas, both pro and con. The program also includes a visit to Constitution Hall State Historic Site, the Territorial Capital/Lane Museum and Democratic Headquarters.

The play can be performed for adult groups and for students. Call ahead to schedule!

For student groups, this tour addresses grade specific standards for middle school students (but applicable for all elementary and high school grade levels) and provides material to help teachers fulfill those standards.

Address: Territorial Capitol Museum , Lecompton, Kansas
Ph: 785-887-6285 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: LaneMuseum@aol.com
Web: www.lecomptonkansas.com/lecompton-reenactments/

June

14 - 15 Territorial Days - Annual, two-day Lecompton community-wide historic celebration of Lecompton's rich, nationally famous Pre-Civil War and Bleeding Kansas History. Parade, re-enactments, museums, living history demonstrations, carnival, street vendors.

Pancake Feed - Horseshoe Tournament - Frog & Turtle Races - Softball Tournament - Pioneer Skills Living History & Demos - Car & Motorcycle Show - - - -

Address: Elmore Street , Lecompton, Kansas
Ph: 785-887-6148 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: LaneMuseum@aol.com
Web: lecomptonterritorialdays.com/
Fee: Free

September

Bald Eagle Rendevous - Cancelled for 2017 (hope for new plans in the future) -- 18-19th Century fur trade reenactors and camps. Includes demonstrations of skills by fur traders and Native Americans of the time period.

Address: East 2nd Street , Lecompton, Kansas
Ph: 785-887-6520 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: consthall@kshs.org
Web: www.lecomptonkansas.com
Fee: Free

November

30 - 28 Christmas in Lecompton - Territorial Capital Museum decked out with Christmas decorations including a 15 foot native Kansas Christmas tree with many handmade decorations. Three floors of artifacts and exhibits fully decorated. Open House through December.

Address: 609 Woodson , Lecompton, Kansas
Ph: 785-887-6148 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lanemuseum@aol.com
Web: www.lecomptonkansas.com
Fee: Free

December

29 Christmas in Lecompton - Territorial Capital Museum decked out with Christmas decorations including a 15 foot native Kansas Christmas tree with many handmade decorations. Three floors of artifacts and exhibits fully decorated. Open House through December.

Address: 609 Woodson , Lecompton, Kansas
Ph: 785-887-6148 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lanemuseum@aol.com
Web: www.lecomptonkansas.com
Fee: Free

30 Christmas Vespers - Old-fashioned Christmas Vespers with choirs, individual performances, special performance on 1856 melodeon. 2:00 p.m.

Address: 609 Woodson , Lecompton, Kansas
Ph: 785-887-6148 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lanemuseum@aol.com
Web: www.lecomptonkansas.com
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Historic Walking Tour

1. Lecompton City Jail (1892) Used into the 1920's as a jail. It is now located on private property. 2. Constitution Hall (1856) One of the oldest wood-frame buildings in Kansas. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975. Dedicated as a museum in 1995. 3

Lecompton, KS Tours

Constitution Hall State Historic Site

Constitution Hall is a National Landmark and Kansas Historic Site built in 1856

Lecompton, KS Historic Sites

Historic Lecompton Democratic Headquarters

This stone building was the headquarters of the Democratic Party during the Kansas Territorial period (1854-61). The cabin was used during a time when Lecompton, known as "The Birthplace of the Kansas Democratic Party,"

Lecompton, KS Museums

Territorial Capitol Museum - Lane University

This building was started with an appropriation of $50,000 from the United States Congress to be the capitol of the State of Kansas. Later, it was finished as Lane University and was the site of the wedding of the parents of President Eisenhower.

Lecompton, KS Museums

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