Friends of Kaw Heritage
Current Events 2013 Kansas Day Commemoration Investigating the Blue Earth Village Site Kaw Councils 2013 The Civil War in Kansas Thaddeus Stevens: The Man Who Went Toe-to-Toe with President Lincoln Kansas Women, Work and the Civil War Santa Fe Trail and the Civil War More Current Events Exhibit Unveiling at Kaw Mission Historic Site
Kaw Councils 2013
The Civil War: Kansas People and Places
The Kaw Councils 2013 educational program series will be presented on Sundays at 2 pm at the Kaw Mission Historic Site in Council Grove. Four presentations follow the theme The Civil War: Kansas People and Places.
The Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc. (FKH), the Kansas Historical Society and the Kansas Humanity Council sponsor Kaw Councils 2013.
Free refreshments compliments of FKH. Open to the public. Regular admission fee of $3 for adults and $1 for children applies. For information, contact the mission or call 620-767-5410.
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Tah Po Ska.
January 2013 (pdf)
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Kansas State Historical Society
An Intersection of Cultures
Includes information about the Kaw Mission, the Kaw Nation, and Council Grove, Kansas.
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Officers for 2012
Sharon Haun, President & Voices Chair
Sharon Bayer, Vice-President
Margy Stewart, Secretary
Cheryl Kincaid, Treasurer,
Mary Honeyman, Ex-officio member
Purpose: The purpose of the Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc., is to promote and support the preservation and interpretation of the Kaw Mission State Historic Site and the history of the Kaw Indians in the Council Grove area by providing supplemental funding, volunteer services, advocacy, public relations assistance, community involvement and educational services. Founded in 1993, FKH has a membership of over 140.
Saturday, January 26, 2:00 pm
KTWU's Sunflower Journeys "Civil War in Kansas" video will be presented. Local historian Kenneth McClintock will discuss the war in Morris County.
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 pm
Blue Earth Village was a large Kaw Nation community in southwest ottawatomie County in the early 1800s. Dr. Donna Roper will present an update on the investigations and research conducted at the site. Presentation immediately follows the annual general membership meeting of the Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc.
Sunday, April 7, 2:00 pm
Presented by Debra Goodrich Bisel, author and historian. Topics include the raid on Lawrence, the Pottawatomie massacre, the exploits of John Brown, and the war's effect on the hopes and dreams of settlers.
Sunday, April 21, 2:00 pm
Presented by Steve Germes, educator and historical reenactor. First person portrayal of the U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania in his tenacious and confrontationall dealings with Abraham Lincoln.
Sunday, May 5, 2:00 pm
Presented Diane Eickhoff, author and historian. Employment opportunities for women expanded as men went to war. Notable Kansas women will be included in the presentation.
Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm
Presented by Lee E. Oliva, Santa Fe Trail historian. Related events on the Santa Fe Trail will be highlighted, including Bleeding Kansas conflicts, battles, and an analysis of the "war within a war" between the U.S. government and the Plains Indians.
Washunga Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow
June 21 - 22
Inter-Tribal Pow Wow Friday and Saturday. Events on Saturday include Washunga Days Parade, Heibert's Dulcimers, and a Native American Flute Player.
June 22, 3:00
Two new exhibits at Kaw Mission Historic Site tell how the success of western routes of travel forced the Kanza (Kaw) to relocate several times. More...
Current Events 2013
Kansas Day Commemoration
Investigating the Blue Earth Village Site
Kaw Councils 2013
The Civil War in Kansas
Thaddeus Stevens: The Man Who Went Toe-to-Toe with President Lincoln
Kansas Women, Work and the Civil War
Santa Fe Trail and the Civil War
More Current Events
Exhibit Unveiling at Kaw Mission Historic Site