A regional historical reenactors group will give participants a taste of what local government was like 150+ years ago during a new special event being presented by the Johnson County Museum in late October.
This Interactive 1850s Kansas Town Hall Meeting will take participants back to Territorial Kansas, where pro-slavery and free staters lived side-by-side. Join the Lecompton Reenactors for the town hall meeting, then stay to meet a reenactor portraying James Lane, a partisan during the Bleeding Kansas period that immediately preceded the American Civil War, a United States Senator, and as a general for the Union during the war.
The Lecompton Reenactors is a group dedicated to research, and study of the Territorial Kansas era of 1854-1861, as well as to education about that time through living history interpretation.
To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog, browse first under special events and then under fun for all. In the printed catalog, look for the keywords “family fun.”
This Interactive 1850s Kansas Town Hall Meeting will take at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The cost for one 60-minute program is regular museum admission: $5 per person for adults, $4 for seniors ages 60 and older, $3 for children one to 18, and museum members are free. No advance registration is necessary for this drop-in program.
The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.