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Annual Nicodemus Homecoming Emancipation Celebration originally held to mark the emancipation of slaves from the West Indies has been celebrated continuously since 1878 and draws together the descendents of Nicodemus for a family reunion numbering up to 1000 people. Held traditionally the last weekend in July, this 3 day event features a parade, the Buffalo Soldiers Cavalry, sport competitions, children's activities, free pancake breakfast, food vendors, free health screenings, dances, fashion and talent shows.

Nicodemus Homecoming


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First Baptist Church

Several structures in succession, all at the same location, housed the congregation of the First Baptist Church from its founding in 1877

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Nicodemus National Historic Site

The Nicodemus National Historic Site preserves, protects and interprets the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. At the Visitor Center

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NSD #1 Schoolhouse

Nicodemus was the first community in Graham County, Kansas, to establish a school district and school. The existing school building was constructed in 1918

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AME Church

Area residents founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.) in 1879. Members initially met in a sod structure. In 1885, the sod church was replaced with a limestone structure. In 1910

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St. Francis Hotel

The St. Francis Hotel is a significant example of the businesses in Nicodemus during its era of great prosperity. Built in 1881

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