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Werner Wagon Works
Brown County

Werner Wagon Works

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 TBA 1705 Yates, Hiawatha, KS 785-438-5500

Don Werner makes and restores horse-drawn vehicles and is reputed to be one of the best in this field in the Midwest. Don is one of about six non-Amish craftsmen in the United States who works full time as a wainwright and wheelwright, and his wagons, buggies, carriages, and other conveyances are beautiful works of art. Tour information TBA. (Located just east of Missouri Lake.)

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Clock Tower Building
Brown County

Clock Tower Building

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 701 Oregon, Hiawatha, KS 785-742-7417

The unique clock tower was built in 1891 as part of the First National Bank. The two-story, red-brick building with limestone trim and arched windows is a beautiful example of Richardson Romanesque architecture. It was restored in 2010 to become the Frances Sewell Plamann History Center. City hall now occupies the first floor, and featured on the second floor along with temporary art exhibits is the colorful 1963 Ron Allerton mural depicting the history of Brown County. Open for visitors Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Drive by anytime to admire!

Doniphan Cemetery
Doniphan County

Doniphan Cemetery

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 7:00pm Rural Doniphan County

The view from the cemetery of the Missouri River, bluffs, valley and the ghost town of Doniphan is magnificent! The largest and most elaborate monuments in the cemetery are those of brothers, Jacob and Adam Brenner, whose vineyards were a major part of the area economy from the 1860s to 1912. From 95, 3/4 mile north on Mineral Point, 1/2 mile east on 100, then 1/4 mile south on Moon Light.

Tile Murals
Nemaha County

Tile Murals

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 7:00pm 935 Main, Sabetha, KS

Look closely! The tiles on the United Bank and Trust exterior are each only about an inch square and are assembled into sex murals depicting area history. They include a farmer and horse plowing a cornfield, a farm tractor, dairy cows, a factory, and a steer. The artist is unknown, but the project occurred in 1965 when the bank was forced to remodel due to water leakage.

The Shoe Tree
Nemaha County

The Shoe Tree

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 9:00pm 80th Rd and V Rd, Wetmore, KS

Bring an old shoe, boot, slipper or even a roller skate if you have one to add to the Shoe Tree near Wetmore. Look for the hammer and nails in the mail box where you can also leave your signature and where you're from. Then leave your shoe attached to the giant cottonwood along with hundreds of others. It'll be a fun thing to do and record! Plus the country scenery in this next of the woods is very pretty!

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Van's Electric Model Trains
Brown County

Van's Electric Model Trains

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 Varies to Varies 211 E 1st St, Fairview, KS 66425 785-467-8380

You'll be dazzled by the array and variety of model train displays from this huge collection owned by Elvon and Cleo Van Delsem. You'll be greeted on the yard by a cherry red caboose and a other train memorabilia. The collection is housed inside not one, but two large buildings. The displays are unique and are sure to capture the imagination of all ages. Day and Hours open during the BKRT will be announced closer to the date of the event.

Highland Community College
Doniphan County

Highland Community College

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 9:00am to 3:30pm 606 W. Main, Highland, KS 785-442-6054

You'll find this charming "Scottie" dog figurine in the Highland Community College Library along with other historical artifacts telling the history of the state's oldest college. Friendly staff will greet you and answer all your questions. Don't miss a stroll around the grounds before or after your visit to the library. On the grounds you'lll find statues, historic buildings, memorials, a sun dial and other fascinating stories that make the history here come alive.

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Davis Memorial
Brown County

Davis Memorial

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 9:00pm Mount Hope Cemetery

It's rather startling to find this incredible memorial so casually situated within the town cemetery. John Davis erected it for his wife, Sarah who died in 1930. By 1934, the memorial contained 11 life-sized statues made of Italian marble and covered by a marble canopy. The statues depict stages of John and Sarah's lives. Controversy surrounds the memorial to this day. Why did Davis, known to be a frugal man, spend so much money on a memorial? To learn more go to https://www.cityofhiawatha.org/visitors/what-to-see-do/davis-memorial. From U.S. 73, 1/2 mile east on Iowa to Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Hand-Dug Well
Nemaha County

Hand-Dug Well

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 301 N. 11th Street, Seneca, KS 66538 785-336-6366

Visit the second largest hand-dug well in the state in Sabetha's city park. Dug in 1895, the well is 34 feet wide and 65 feet deep. It's a visible reminder of the town's original water system. The well is covered , so contact the Nemaha County Historical Society if you'd like to see it. 785.336.6366.

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Civil War Statue
Doniphan County

Civil War Statue

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 7:00pm Bellemont Cemetery, Wathena, KS

In Bellemont Cemetery, an impressive 1915 bronze statue of a soldier standing atop an engraved granite base honors those who gave their lives during the Civil War. From U.S. 36 (Wathena), 3/4 mile north on N. 9th.

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Lincoln Memorial
Doniphan County

Lincoln Memorial

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 7:00pm 138 E. Walnut, Troy, KS

It is said that on December 1, 1859, when Abraham Lincoln delivered a campaign speech in Troy, he stopped at the Sidney Tennant home on E. Walnut. A memorial to Lincoln's visit is erected just west o the house, now the Nelson Roger's home, which is the first and oldest residence remaining in Troy.

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