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Scandia, Kansas

Scandia, Kansas

The settlement of Scandia was in the fall of 1868 by members of the Scandinavian Agriculture Society of Chicago, Illinois. The town was named new Scandinavia and most of the early settlers were Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian. The Scandia Museum houses many relics from the early settlers to the present.

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Scandia United Methodist Church

The 1915 church building and the original church of 1877, were under the Swedish Methodist Episcopal Conference. In 1925, the combined charge of Providence Chapel (a country church)

Scandia, KS Historic Churches

Scandia Museum

The Scandia Museum houses many relics from the early settlers who were mostly Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.

Scandia, KS Museums

Amana Lutheran Church

The Amana Lutheran Church was founded in 1873

Scandia, KS Historic Churches

Historical Marker

Long before white men settled Kansas this region was the home of Pawnee Indians. French traders in the late 1700'

Scandia, KS Historical Markers

Wohlfort Mansion

The 3-story mansion was built in the early 1890s by Thure Wohlfort, one of the original colonists of New Scandinavia (Scandia). Prior to building this, the family had lived in a dugout followed by a smaller stone house.

Scandia, KS Museums

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