First Free State Legislative Assembly of the Kansas Territory

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In 1857, Lecompton went from being known as the Proslavery Capital to the Free State Capital of the Kansas Territory with the defeat of the Proslavery Party by Kansas voters. Victorious Free State legislators triumphantly march into Lecompton, accompanied by a raucous free state mob, to celebrate their victory at Constitution Hall with a special session of the first Free … Read More

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 … Read More

2021 Christmas Tree exhibit begins Nov. 1st

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Enjoy the 2021 Christmas tree exhibit featuring Victorian, antique, and themed ornaments and décor from the past! All of the trees are inside the Territorial Capital Museum. Featured are feather trees from Europe, silver aluminum trees popular in the US in the 1950’s and 60’s, flocked artificial trees, miniature trees, ceramic trees, barbed wire trees, drift wood trees and many, … Read More

Resilience

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Under the protective wings of a proud community, visitors are welcomed to the historic city of Lecompton. Like a majestic bird taking flight along the banks of the Kansas River, Lecompton once soared in both population and prosperity. Originally called Bald Eagle, the burgeoning town quickly became a nest of historical significance. Pioneers of the 1850’s and 1860’s sought to … Read More

16th Annual Christmas Tree Display

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Come enjoy the holiday magic of our annual Christmas Tree display from October 15 through January 1, 2020. 170 trees adorned with antique, vintage and themed ornaments and garland fill the Territorial Capital Museum. While in our quaint town, enjoy our eateries and local businesses. Special hours during the holiday season are Monday through Saturday from 10am – 4pm and … Read More

Quilts on Display

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In preparation for a private event, we have moved and unfolded our beautiful quilts and are displaying them in the chapel at the Territorial Capital Museum. Some of these quilts are from the territorial period in Kansas as well as early statehood. Each quilt is tagged with the date and the quilters information . We will move them back into … Read More