40th Anniversary Celebration at Territorial Capital Museum

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Come Join Us in the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Territorial Capital Museum in Historic Lecompton


On June 11, 2022, from noon until 4pm, several events are scheduled at the Territorial Capital Museum and the neighboring Lecompton Pride Building to celebrate the Museum and its role in telling the history of Lecompton, the Territorial Capital.

The museum will be showing it’s collection of historic quilts, many dating back to the 1860s, and it’s collection of Friendship quilts which date back to the 1890s. Simultaneously, an art show featuring the works of famed Lecompton artist, Ellen Duncan, will also be featured and available to purchase.  These events will be held in the Pride Building. Refreshments will also be served.

The Lecompton Reenactors will be performing the Bleeding Kansas play which depicts a town hall meeting in the early territorial days debating the political issues of the times.  This exciting and educational production, with audience participation encouraged, will begin at 2 pm in the Museum.  Before the Reenactor’s performance, an historical presentation will be made of a recently discovered lithograph of all members of the First Free State House of Representatives that met in Lecompton in 1857.  This presentation will be held at 1 pm in the museum.

Contact us at 785-887-6148 for more information.