Attractions

Watch for more attractions being added through the end of January 2020!


40th Parallel Marker
Doniphan County

40th Parallel Marker

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours White Cloud, KS

From Main, 2/1/2 miles northwest on K-7. Stop here to read the historical marker that relates the story of the Public Land Surveys of the Sixth Principal Meridian. From here, another 120 yards north on K-7 a little footbridge leads to a path that takes you 150 feet to the top of the bluff (handrails help navigate the steep grade). At this hilltop you'll see the cast iron monument erected in May 1855 by U.S. Deputy Surveyor Charles Manners to mark the beginning point of the 40th Parallel--the border between the future state of Nebraska and Kansas.

A.L. Wynkoop Home
Doniphan County

A.L. Wynkoop Home

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 307 W. Pennsylvania, Highland, KS

In 1912 local carpenter and contractor Ely Saunders interpreted the popular Prairie School and Craftsman architectural styles to design a distinctive home for wealthy merchant A.L. Wynkoop. The Shingle style exterior is an unusual feature of this two-story house with third-story dormers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Albany Historical Museum
Nemaha County

Albany Historical Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 TBA X4 and 204th Rd, Sabetha, KS 785.285.0349

The Albany townsite was laid out in 1859, and although the town never incorporated, it was a thriving trade center between Seneca and Hiawatha. It was also known as a stop on the Underground Railroad, and it was here that John Brown spent his last night in Kansas. Today the museum complex comprises 15 buildings including the two-story Old Albany Schoolhouse (NRHP), which houses a collection of artifacts. Hours the museum will be open during the BKRT will be announced soon. Starting from Main St. in Sabetha, go 2 1/4 miles north on 6th (becomes X4).

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Bancroft Depot Museum
Nemaha County

Bancroft Depot Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Bancroft and 2nd, Bancroft, KS 785.866.5288

The depot museum is housed in one of only two surviving depots that served the Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railroad from 1887 to 1919. Moved about a block to this location, the depot includes railroad memorabilia, but its primary exhibits relate to the Bancroft community. Typically open Memorial Day-September, Sunday 2-4 p.m. Other times may be available during the BKRT event and will be posted on this page as soon as they are determined.

BeDunnah Guest House & Museum
Brown County

BeDunnah Guest House & Museum

Friday May 08, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description 301 Parsons, Robinson, KS

Visit this family owned, private residence that displays 100 years of history through family memorabilia and donated artifacts from the region depicting the area's history. Self-guided tour and free admission. Friday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm.

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Bendena State Bank
Doniphan County

Bendena State Bank

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT 933 Friendship, Bendena, KS 785.988.4453

From Main, 1/4 mile north on Friendship Rd. Take the long driveway to the 1925 barn remodeled into a bank in 1985. Stop in and say hello to the cashiers and see a historic photo of the original barn and other memorabilia.

Boder-Strong Mansion
Doniphan County

Boder-Strong Mansion

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 433 W. State, Troy, KS

A conical roof, rounded tower, wraparound porch, and ornate keystones are just a few of the features that make this 1895 red-brick Queen Anne home a handsome structure.

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Boone Statue
Doniphan County

Boone Statue

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 606 W. Main, Highland, KS

In front of Irvin Hall find the large bronze of Dr. William Boone (1860-1936), physician, community leader, educator, and Highland College trustee, was sculpted by his granddaughter Carey Boone Nelson.

Bridge Crossing
Nemaha County

Bridge Crossing

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 4th and 5th Streets, Centralia, KS

When you drive over the bridge crossing the Black Vermillion River, note the concrete guardrails with historic street lights at either end.

Brown County Agriculture Museum
Brown County

Brown County Agriculture Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 10:00am to 4:00pm 301 E. Iowa, Hiawatha, KS 785.742.3702

Forty-two fascinating windmills line a lane running south from the museum complex that depicts an early 1900s farm. Explore the farmhouse, a mile barn housing farm implements, a blacksmith shop, hen house, and more. One building contains a display of horse-drawn equipment. Admission charge.

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Brown County Courthouse
Brown County

Brown County Courthouse

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00am to 4:30pm 601 Oregon, Hiawatha, KS

Built in 1926, this Modern Eclecticism courthouse features limestone walls an exterior carvings. The interior is equally impressive with its highly ornamented decor and marble floors, walls' nd staircase. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Exterior view only on weekend.

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Brown County Historical Museum
Brown County

Brown County Historical Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 10:00am to 4:00pm 611 Utah, Hiawatha, KS 785.742.3330

Memorial Auditorium was built in the Classical Revival style in 1920 to honor soldiers of WWI. The auditorium is now home to the county museum and preserves local and military history. A must see to learn about Brown County history! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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California Trail Markers
Doniphan County

California Trail Markers

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Wathena, KS

Settlers and fortune seekers heading west traveled through parts of Doniphan County from the early 1840s through 1865. In 2014, 59 signs were installed to make the California Trail through the county. To find the first trail marker, from S. 3rd in Wathena, go 1/4 mile east and south on U.S. 46, just east on Saint Joseph, then north on Treece. Proceed to subsequent markers by following the arrows. You will end up east of Fanning at K-7 and 230.

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Centralia Lake
Nemaha County

Centralia Lake

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours Centralia, KS 785.857.3764

This 400-acre lake is three miles from town and is a perfect place for taking a break to fish, have a picnic, go boating, take a walk or run. The lake offers multiple ramps, picnic tables, has plenty of camping pads and many sites with electricity. Parking, camping and boating permits are required and can be purchased City Hall anytime or at the lake from the Lake Manager. From 2nd Street and K-9 go 2 miles south on G Road/Highway 187 and 1 mile west on 72nd Road. Photo courtesy City of Centralia.

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Centralia Museum
Nemaha County

Centralia Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 517 Fourth St, Centralia, KS 785.857.3764

Learn about the history of Centralia, that had its beginnings in 1859 with a group of settlers from Maine and Illinois who formed a colony here. This early town was built on a hill about one mile north of the present town. Centralia is home to John Riggins, who played for the New York Jets and Washington Redskins. The museum is located in City Hall. Open Thursday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-1pm.

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Centralia Welcome Sign and Old Jail
Nemaha County

Centralia Welcome Sign and Old Jail

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours Main and 4th Steets, Centralia, KS

A colorful sign celebrating Centralia "Spirit... Pride... Heart" stands at 4th and Main beside the remaining cell of a long-gone jail. If you're waiting for someone, a bench conveniently sits nearby.

City Hall - Morrill
Brown County

City Hall - Morrill

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 See description 612 Roxanna, Morrill, KS 785.459.2231

Step through the two antique doors of this unassuming city office building to find an ornate bank vault and the original counter with its iron barred teller window, thought be have been installed by an early insurance company that occupied this building. If City Clerk Linda Hill isn't too busy she'll be glad to show you around. Monday-Friday 7am-12pm and 1-4pm.

City Hall - Wathena
Doniphan County

City Hall - Wathena

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 206 Saint Joseph, Wathena, KS

City Hall is an impressive WPA stone structure constructed in 1942.

City of Beautiful Maples
Brown County

City of Beautiful Maples

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 200 block of Miami St., Hiawatha, KS

In 1918, when T.H. Korthanke and his wife moved to their home at 200 Miami, a stately maple tree stood on the property. Korthanke was inspired to plant seeds from this tree, and as the seedlings grew he shared them with anyone who agreed to care for them. As a result, mature maples grow all around town and give Hiawatha a beautiful red-maple glow in the fall. (On map, Miami St. might show as 240th St.)

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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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! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Courthouse Grounds
Doniphan County

Courthouse Grounds

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 120 E. Chestnut, Troy, KS

Gracing these environs are a replica Statue of Liberty, a plaque to a sheriff and an undersheriff who drowned in 1943, veteran memorials, a plaque recognizing the patent holder of the Burgundy Belle maple tree, and a Pony Express marker.

Courthouse Square Historic District
Doniphan County

Courthouse Square Historic District

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 100 block of Chestnut, Troy, KS

Highlights of the 18-site, self-guided walking tour include the 1900 opera house (106 E. Walnut; the 1900 former Hotel Avon (122 E. Walnut); and the 1870 Sol Miller Building (1010 S. Main). The 100 block of Chestnut is home to several historic houses and businesses. Brochures are available. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Crossdale Barn
Brown County

Crossdale Barn

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 2529 U.S. 73, Hiawatha, KS

Look closely at the white prairie style barn on Wayne Starr's farm and notice the interesting painting under the hay hood. Wayne learned that in 1855 President Franklin Pierce gave Abigail Crossdale this section of land as recompense for her husband's death in the War of 1812. Because she lived in the East, Abigail sold the land never having seen it. When Wayne purchased it in the 1950s, he honored the farm's original owner by creating a Crossdale coat of arms and painting it on the barn. Drive by only.

Davis Memorial
Brown County

Davis Memorial

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

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? Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more click on the link below. From U.S. 73, 1/2 mile east on Iowa to Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Denton Post Office
Doniphan County

Denton Post Office

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See description 506 Main, Denton, KS 785.359.6724

The Denton post office is a classic, and it will continue to operate as long as enough stamps are purchased here! Make your transaction over the brass plate covering the counter. Monday-Friday 12-4pm. Lobby open 24/7.

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.

Doniphan County Courthouse
Doniphan County

Doniphan County Courthouse

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT 120 E. Chestnut, Troy, KS

Revered Kansas architect George Washburn designed this Romanesque Revival building completed in 1906. Historic pictures and display cases line the hallway inside this picturesque red-brick structure with limestone trim. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

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Double-Arch Entrance
Nemaha County

Double-Arch Entrance

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 6501 Main, Corning, KS

This red-brick corner building, now the First Heritage Bank, features the same double-arch entrance design as found on the bank in Goff and on the post office in Solder (Jackson County).

Drinking Fountain
Nemaha County

Drinking Fountain

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 5200 Stahl, Goff, KS

Across from the Goff Bank (5200 Stahl) is a 1930 green-and-white drinking fountain covered with a little green-and-white kiosk. The sweetness of how the community preserved this drinking fountain is a perfect example of "explorer-" things to find in rural Kansas.

E.N. Morrill Gravesite
Brown County

E.N. Morrill Gravesite

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 800 N. 1st, Hiawatha, KS

E.N. Morrill was the 13th Governor of Kansas (1895-97), and was Hiawatha's pre-eminent citizen of the time, both before and after the Civil War. He started the Morrill and Janes Bank in 1870, which was the first state bank chartered in Kansas. At the Mount Hope Cemetery, north of the Davis Memorial take the branch to your right and continue to the Morrill family cemetery plot. If you need assistance, a kiosk near the cemetery entrance has a computerized grave locator to help visitors. Photo courtesy Linda Duesing.

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Electric City Emporium
Brown County

Electric City Emporium

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 10:00am to 5:00pm 140 E. 8th, Horton, KS 785.548.6224

This is a variety store on steroids! Tom Reed sadly passed away in 2019, but the store he loved is still going strong. He moved his huge inventory into a restored historic building to make shopping there an epic experience. Items range from variety and flea market to antiques and hardware. It's a stop you won't want to miss.

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Elizabeth Krebs Gravesite
Brown County

Elizabeth Krebs Gravesite

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 800 N. 1st, Hiawatha, KS

Elizabeth Krebs has been dubbed the mother of the modern day Halloween activities starting in Hiawatha in the early part of the 20th Century, and which spread across the nation. The Halloween Frolic had its beginnings in 1914 with Elizabeth Krebs taking the lead to change the night of Halloween from pranks and vandalism to one of treats and games. The Halloween Frolic is considered to be the oldest Halloween event in the nation. Click on Read More below to learn the full story. Her grave is located north of the Davis Memorial. Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society.

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English Leather Shop
Brown County

English Leather Shop

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 10:00am to 5:00pm 119 W. 8th, Horton, KS 785.741.0128

The age-old craft of shoe repair and general leatherwork have been happening here since 1959. Bring in your leather items for expert repair or buy finished products such as belts, wallets, cell phone cases, knife cases or horse tack. Open Thur-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-Noon.

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Everest City Park
Brown County

Everest City Park

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 9:00pm 628 N. 2nd, Everest, Kansas

In the well-groomed park you'll find a founder's plaque secured to a large red glacial rock beside an old Missouri Pacific caboose. Next to it is a bench with an attached silver plaque heralding the beginnings of this small hamlet when the railroad was established in 1882.

First Power Pole
Brown County

First Power Pole

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 5th and E. 15th, Horton, KS

The first rural electric power pole in Kansas was erected here on November 10, 1937, for the Brown-Atchison Electric Cooperative. A historical marker notes that it was the first rural electric project to energize Kansas and was financed with a loan from the Rural Electrification Administration.

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Flea Market Grounds
Doniphan County

Flea Market Grounds

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Sparks, KS

Some of the largest flea markets you'll ever encounter happen in Sparks, White Cloud and Troy every Labor Day weekend and the first weekend of May. Expect huge crowds!

Four-State Lookout
Doniphan County

Four-State Lookout

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours White Cloud, KS

A viewing platform offers a panorama of the broad Missouri River Valley, as well as of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. Take a 360 turn to view the rolling loess hills of the glacial hills region with the Missouri River rolling by on the north side of the platform. From Main, 1/4 mile north and west on 3rd, and at the fork take either turn up the hill. Voted one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography.

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Glacial Hills Scenic Byway
Doniphan County

Glacial Hills Scenic Byway

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours White Cloud, KS

From the Kansas-Nebraska line in Doniphan County to the intersection of K-7 and K-92 in Leavenworth, this 63-mile route takes you through the scenic and rolling Glacial Hill region. Often bluffs parallel the road on one side and the river or cropland in the flood plain borders the other. Notice the large red rocks, or quartzite, remnants of glacial deposits. This byway leads you to some of the oldest towns in Kansas, treats you to early architecture and historic sites, and presents account so f major events including the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Pony Express.

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Goff Bank
Nemaha County

Goff Bank

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 5200 Stahl, Goff, KS

The Goff Bank, along K-9, has the same double-arch entrance design as the bank in Corning and the post office in Soldier (Jackson County).

Grotto at St. Mary's Church
Nemaha County

Grotto at St. Mary's Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours St. Benedict, KS

North of the church find the 1936 rock and stone grotto inspired by the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, France.

Hand-Dug Well
Nemaha County

Hand-Dug Well

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 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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Hiawatha Armory
Brown County

Hiawatha Armory

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 108 1st St, Hiawatha, KS

In front of the armory, built in 1938 by the WPA (Works Progress Administration), stands a row of trees and in front of each tree a granite marker recognizes a member of the "130th Regiment Who Rose to the Rank of General Officer."

Hidden Park
Nemaha County

Hidden Park

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 5th and John Riggins Ave., Centralia, KS

Let the kids run off some steam at this hidden gem of a park. You'll find tennis courts, basketball courts and a large playground that was installed in 2015.

Highland Christian Church
Doniphan County

Highland Christian Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 102 E. Main, Highland, KS

When completed in 1904, the church was deemed the "handsomest in Highland." The architecture is significant because the Shingle style exterior is rare on a church building. Ely Saunders, designer of the Wynkoop home oversaw the construction. The building's red-brick veneer accented by the buff-brick quoins make this church quite a beauty! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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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Highland Presbyterian Church
Doniphan County

Highland Presbyterian Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 101 South St., Highland, KS

This church has the earliest formed Presbyterian congregation in the state, dating to 1843. After the 1888 church burned down, the new church, constructed around 1914, was designed with a flat roof and without a steeple which was highly unusual for that time period and location in a rural community. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic Bank
Nemaha County

Historic Bank

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 907 Main, Sabetha, KS

The oriel window against the blond brick is striking as is the scroll work beneath it. Look closely in the entablature above the window to see the word "bank" and "1886." On the wall you'll also see an "Always on the Job" robbery alarm complete with bulldog design.

Historic Bank Building
Brown County

Historic Bank Building

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Roxanna and Fanning, Morrill, KS

Standing stately, but empty, this red-brick structure was built in 1901 as the Farmers Bank of Morrill. The thick, double-arch entryways trimmed in limestone and the intricately carved details on the facade are evidence of the building's Richardson Romanesque architecture.

Historic Barn Self-Guided Tour
Doniphan County

Historic Barn Self-Guided Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 120 E. Chestnut, Troy, KS 785.985.2235

Six barns in the county are featured on this self-guided tour, several of which are on the national register. Signs at each barn provide information. You are welcome to take photos, but due to the barns' fragile condition, visitors are asked not to enter the buildings. Tour brochures are available on the first floor of the county courthouse at 120 E. Chestnut in Troy.

Historic Fire Truck
Nemaha County

Historic Fire Truck

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 TBA 6th and Main, Seneca, KS 785.336.2747

See the 1922 Stutz fire engine, restored to pristine condition. Other early-1900s fire department artifacts are also displayed. Days and times open will be announced.

Historic Stone Barn
Brown County

Historic Stone Barn

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Robinson, KS

Two-foot-thick walls and arched window heads and entryway are features of this durable 1861 barn, like the oldest extant structure in the county. It was built to house horses and mules on the first floor grand and hay on the second, and see on the third. It is now owned by the Dennis Tietjens family, who invite you to come in and take a look. From Railroad St., 3/4 mile south on Parsons (becomes Temple), then 2 3/4 miles east on 205.

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Historic Theatre
Nemaha County

Historic Theatre

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See description 301 Main, Seneca, KS 785.336.2512

Around 1885 an opera house was built on this site. In 1927 the red-brick building, remodeled in Art Deco style, became a movie house, first named the Royal Theater and today the Seneca Twin. See "read more" to find out what's playing and showtimes.

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Historical Marker
Doniphan County

Historical Marker

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 203 Roseport, Elwood, KS

A Kansas Historical Marker relates that in 1856 Elwood (first calle dRoseport) prospered with steamboat and ferryboat trade. But floods are part of this community's story, and eventually the river washed away much of the old town. Near the marker an inscribed Glacial Hills granite stone serves as a monument to the Pony Express.

Historical Marker
Doniphan County

Historical Marker

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Troy, KS

Acquaint yourself with Troy by reading the historical marker at this roadside pullover. A nearby granite marker tells about a Pony Express station that operated for a few months near here. From Locust, 1 mile east on U.S. 36.

Horse Watering Fountain
Nemaha County

Horse Watering Fountain

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 301 N. 11th, Seneca, KS

In the city park find the gray granite 1910 fountain that stands as a testament to an early Seneca mayor who persuaded Hermon Lee Ensign, founder of the National Humane Alliance, to donate one of his fountains to the town. Between 1906 and 1911 Ensign donated 125 fountains nationwide to provide drinking water for horses and other animals. One of the few remaining in the country, the Seneca fountain originally stood at 3rd and Main.

Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site
Doniphan County

Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 1737 Elgin, Highland, KS

The 1845 Presbyterian Mission was originally built to educate the Iowa and the Sac & Fox children. Although the mission is no longer open to the public, exterior interpretive signage tells the story of the American Indian tribes that were relocated to this area. The exhibits have been moved to Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site in Fairway, Kansas. From Kansas Street, 2 miles east on Main, turn north on Elgin, then west into the driveway. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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John Riggins Avenue
Nemaha County

John Riggins Avenue

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 512 John Riggins Ave., Centralia, KS

John Riggins Avenue is named for the Centralia native who earned fame as football running back at the University of Kansas and later with the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins. In 1983, Riggins was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XVII. His boyhood home is at 512 John Riggins.

Kansas-Is-Not-Flat Scenic Drive
Doniphan County

Kansas-Is-Not-Flat Scenic Drive

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Main and Kansas, Highland, KS

This six-mile route takes you on winding roads through hills and valleys and wooded landscapes, along little creeks, and past old wooden barns. From Main, go 2 1/4 miles north on Kansas (becomes Colorado), 1/2 mile east on 265 Rd, 1 mile north on Denmark, 3/4 mile east on 275, then 1 1/2 miles north on Dove Creek to Iowa Point. From Iowa Point, continue 4 1/2 miles north on K-7 to White Cloud.

Kennekuk
Brown County

Kennekuk

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 330th Rd and Chautauqua Rd., Horton, KS

Kennekuk, established in 1858 was once the home of a Pony Express relay station, two stagecoach lines, and a military road. Today it is only a spot in the road (actually located in Atchison County) with a few houses, but a Pony Express marker preserves the legacy of this historic site. From Horton, 1/2 mile south on K-159, 1 3/4 miles east on 330, then just south on Chautauqua.

Kickapoo Presbyterian Mission Marker
Brown County

Kickapoo Presbyterian Mission Marker

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Horton, KS

A plaque on a red glacial rock marks the site of the Kickapoo Presbyterian Mission established in 1856. Its purpose was to educate and Christianize school-age children of the Kickapoo tribe that dwelled in this area. The mission continued as a day school for the tribe from 1860 to 1871. From 1st, 1/2 mile east on 5th, then 1/4 mile south on 7th.

Klinefelter Farm
Brown County

Klinefelter Farm

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00am to 5:00pm 1774 230 Rd., Hiawatha, KS 785.336.1274

Six mile of mowed trails are available on this beautiful 480-acre property. The farm was a gift to Highland Community College from John M. Klinefelter who family had owned the land for 130 years. The site and the restored barn host many activities and events to benefit the north Kansas community.

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Korthanke Fountain
Brown County

Korthanke Fountain

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 411 Oregon, Hiawatha, KS

In appreciation of T.H. Korthanke's gift of maple trees to the city, H. Bernerd and Ruth Garvey Fink honored his memory with this water fountain in 1973. See it just west of the fire department.

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Lake Nemaha Dam Guardrails
Nemaha County

Lake Nemaha Dam Guardrails

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours Seneca, KS

Lake Nemaha was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which finished the job with artistic guardrails stretching across the spillway. More than 200 posts of quarried stone were placed seven feet apart along the west side. A continuous stone wall with stone posts every 17 feels gave the east side a slightly different look. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From U.S. 36, go 5 miles south on K-63.

Lane Trail Historic Marker
Nemaha County

Lane Trail Historic Marker

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 2876 Acorn Rd., Sabetha, KS

Lane Trail, named for free-state leader James Lane, was established to bypass proslavery strongholds and provide a safe route for free-state settlers and slaves. A historical marker explains that the rock piles marking the way were known as "Lane's chimneys." From Main in Sabetha, go 1 3/4 mile north on U.S. 75 (Acorn Rd.) to a pull over on the west side of the road.

Lewis and Clark Pavilion
Doniphan County

Lewis and Clark Pavilion

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Main and K-7, White Cloud, KS

In a small park by the river, a pavilion, marked by a metal sunflower, commemorate the Lewis and Clark Expedition that came through this area on July 10, 1804. Interpretive signage provides background of this historic event.

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 of the house, now the Nelson Roger's home, which is the first and oldest residence remaining in Troy.

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Marion Hall
Nemaha County

Marion Hall

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Main and First, Baileyville, KS

Monroe Bailey, father of our state's 16th governor, Willis J. Bailey, founded the town, and in 1895 Willis had this meeting hall built for community purposes. The building features a double-slope roof, and the interior walls incorporate distinctive lines, textures, and curved parapets on either side of the tower entrance. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mary Cotton Public Library
Nemaha County

Mary Cotton Public Library

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See description 915 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 785.284.3160

Built boy the WPA, the library has unique Art Deco features on its exterior, but don't stop there - go inside. You'll find a variety of silver light fixtures with intricate and decorative designs. It's a treat to see them! Don't forget to look for the painting by the "Birdman of Alcatraz." Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:30pm; Saturday 10am-4pm.

Masonic Temple Museum
Nemaha County

Masonic Temple Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 TBA 33 N. 6th, Seneca, KS 785.556.4094

In addition to the County Museum, the Nemaha County Historical Society operates this museum in the former Masonic hall. Here military displays cover 150 years of county veteran history by showcasing uniforms, photos, artifacts, and documents. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Meat Plant
Nemaha County

Meat Plant

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 Hours in description 411 Main, Bern, KS 785.336.2165

Since 1961 clientele have been stocking up on fresh meats processed by owners Terry and Nancy Miller. Load your ice chest with quality, natural beef and pork cuts, which include the popular brats, dried beef sticks and jerky. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday 8 am-12 pm. (Bern Meat Plant is considered an attraction because it is included as a place to visit in the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers, pg. 164. Meat lockers are becoming increasingly rare, especially one open for almost 60 years!)

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Miller Building
Doniphan County

Miller Building

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 213 Main, White Cloud, KS

Sol MIller, who founded the Kansas Chief newspaper in 1857, constructed the eastern section of this Italianate building in 1866 for his newspaper office. The remainder of the structure was added in 1868. Miller abandoned the building in 1872 when he moved his paper to Troy.

Morrill Public Library
Brown County

Morrill Public Library

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description 431 Oregon St., Hiawatha, KS 785.742.3831

The city library had it's beginnings in 1882 when it was located in a room in the M & J Bank with a $2,000 donation from E.N. Morrill and 1,300 books. In 1907, Morrill gave both land and money for a new Carnegie Library at its present location. Over the years, several additions and remodeling have taken place with over 5,000 square feet housing 33,000 loanable items. You can also view art work by local artist Bernard Martin and Richard Moore and well-known Kansas artist, Birger Sandzen. Thursday 9am-8pm; Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 1-4pm.

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Nelson Rogers Home
Doniphan County

Nelson Rogers Home

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 10:00am to 4:00pm 138 E. Walnut, Troy, KS

Built in 1856, this is the oldest home in Troy and houses Doniphan County history information and artifacts. Visit to find out the local lore and how it connects President Lincoln to this house. Operated by the Doniphan County Historical Society.

Nemaha County Museum
Nemaha County

Nemaha County Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Hours TBA 113 N. 6th, Seneca, KS 785.556.4094

Built in 1879, this two-story brick structure was once the jail and residence of the county sheriff. Today 20 rooms are filled with county artifacts and memorabilia. Hours during the BKRT will be announced. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Nemaha County Veterans Memorial Wall
Nemaha County

Nemaha County Veterans Memorial Wall

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours U.S. 36 and K-63, Seneca, KS 785.231.9721

One of the most moving veterans memorials in the state, this 340-foot-long wall lists 2,000 names of area veterans of the Civil War to the present. A special section pays tribute to those killed in action (KIA). The 45 individual KIA plaques provide military details including how each person died,. For example, in the 1942 Bataan Death March, in 1944 on Normandy beach, lost at sea in a submarine. The wall was dedicated in 2009.

New Deal Projects
Nemaha County

New Deal Projects

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours Corning, KS

The museum building at 7th and Atlantic (City Park) was originally the shop facility for Corning Rural High School, constructed ion 1939 by the National Youth Administration. Behind the museum a memorial contains a picture of the old school. The limestone structure in the 6500 block of Main is a WPA project, built in 1938. Now the city hall, it originally was the school gymnasium.

Norwegian Cemetery
Brown County

Norwegian Cemetery

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Click here for map

Zion Lutheran Church and Cemetery were established in 1895n by Norwegian immigrants. Stroll through the cemetery and on almost every gravestone you'll find evidence of Norwegian ancestry in such names as Torkelson, Thorson, Knudson, and Gigstad. From S. 5th in Everest, go 1/2 mile west Main, then 3 1/2 miles north on Prairie.

Nuzum's Opera House
Doniphan County

Nuzum's Opera House

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 114 Main, White Cloud, KS

A dry goods business was the original occupant of this 1869 structure. By 1893 a general store and a bank had opened on the first floor, and an opera house operated on the second. By 1930 the second floor had been vacated and has been empty ever since.

Old Water Pump
Doniphan County

Old Water Pump

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Main St. and Pine Ave., Denton, KS

Don't run into the old water pump in the middle of town! A flagpole stands guard near the red pump, which in the spring and summer is surrounded by a little flower garden.

Painted Ladies
Nemaha County

Painted Ladies

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours See description, Seneca, KS

A painted lady is a Victorian building painted with three or more colors to enhance the architectural detail. Beautiful "ladies" are the Emery Mansion at 7th and Walnut and several south of Main between 4th and 8th.

Painting by the "Birdman of Alcatraz"
Nemaha County

Painting by the "Birdman of Alcatraz"

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See description Mary Cotton Public Library
<br>915 Virginia, Sabetha, KS
785.284.3160

A surprising find tucked away inside the Sabetha Library is a painting of Queen Louise of Prussia by Robert Stroud, more infamously known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz." Ask the librarians how the painting came to be donated to the library.

Pedestrian Bridge
Nemaha County

Pedestrian Bridge

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours Centralia, KS

On the north side of the Black Vermillion River Bridge (4th Street) find a wood-planked pedestrian bridge with steel guardrails from an earlier bridge. From 4th Street, turn west on Railroad Ave. for one block, then turn south at 5th St. onto a grass lot for about 200 feet to the bridge.

Pony Express Monument
Nemaha County

Pony Express Monument

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 4th and Main Streets, Seneca, KS

A red glacial stone holds a plaque that describes the Seneca connection to the Pony Express.

Pony Express Museum
Nemaha County

Pony Express Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 TBA 327 Main, Seneca, KS 785.336.1739

Seneca had the first Pony Express home station west of St. Joseph, Missouri. Although the station is long gone, artifacts and information about the famous mail service are preserved in this former general mercantile. Days and time open will be announced.

Post Office Section Art - Horton
Brown County

Post Office Section Art - Horton

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 825 1st, Horton, KS

Kenneth Evett was the artist of two pieces of Section artwork: Picnic in Kansas, installed in 1938, and Changing of Horses fro the Pony Express, installed in 1939. Learn more about the fascinating history of Post Office Section Art at the 8 Wonders of Kansas website. (Click on Read More below) Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Post Office Section Art - Sabetha
Nemaha County

Post Office Section Art - Sabetha

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 122 S. 9th, Sabetha, KS

The Hare and the Tortoise is the title of this 1937 Section artwork by Albert T. Reid. This oil on canvas depicts a Pony Express rider galloping past an overland stagecoach. See it in the lobby of the Sabetha Post Office. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Click on "read more" to learn more about Post Office Section Art.

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Post Office Section Art - Seneca
Nemaha County

Post Office Section Art - Seneca

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 607 Main, Seneca, KS

"Men and Wheat" is the title of this 1940 Section artwork, an oil on canvas by Joe Jones that portrays two farmers harvesting wheat. A sign outside the post office tells an interesting backstory--after the mural was installed the local International Harvest dealer complained that the green equipment was an advertisement for John Deere. So the artist repainted the combine International red, and on the green tractor he painted his own name as the logo. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a finalist for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art. Learn more about Section Art by click on the Read More link below.

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Poulet House
Doniphan County

Poulet House

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 205 Poplar, White Cloud, KS

Alexis Poulet, a prominent businessman in White Cloud, built this Italianate home in 1880. The wrought iron balconies on the back of the house reveal Poulet's French background. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Robinson Community Store
Brown County

Robinson Community Store

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See description 115 Parsons, Robinson, KS 785.544.6506

Cans of soup, peas and peaches and bags of pasta, chips, and candy would love to jump off the shelves and into your shopping cart! Stock up for your exploring journey at this all-volunteer non-profit business. Hours are irregular so call ahead.

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Rock and Critter Garden
Nemaha County

Rock and Critter Garden

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours Wetmore, KS 785.866.5685

Retired farmer and welder Paul Fritz has positioned his handmade metal "critters" among strategically placed rocks, flowers, trees, and shrubs. Drive by and see if you can spot the ladybug, spiders, dinosaur, giraffe and grasshopper.

Rubeti Memorial
Doniphan County

Rubeti Memorial

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Ives and Main, Highland, KS

The brick wall bearing the Highland College name stands as a memorial to Sophie Rubeti, a young Sac of the Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission. A plaque tells Sophie's story and why, following her death around 1861 at age 18, a lodge for Indian girls was built in her honor. When the lodge was razed in 1978, the hand-hewn bricks from its fireplace were used to build the memorial wall.

Sabetha's Name
Nemaha County

Sabetha's Name

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 1001 Main, Sabetha, KS

How did the only city in the world named Sabetha come to have that name? A plaque on the north side of a building share the theory that a Greek scholar-turned-goldseeker was in this area when one of his two one died on the Sabbath. Unable to go farther, he pitched a tent, performed last rites for his faithful ox, and named the site Sabetha in honor of the day his ox died.

Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri Tribal Museum
Brown County

Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri Tribal Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Thursday May 07, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT 306 N. Main, Reserve, KS 785.742.0053

Especially of interest to American Indian enthusiasts, the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri Tribal Museum exhibits a fine but small collection of authentic tribal costumes, native clothing, historic daily wear and ceremonial beadwork. Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm.

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Seneca City Cemetery
Nemaha County

Seneca City Cemetery

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours Seneca, KS

You'll be drawn to the unusual red-brick arched memorial that is the gravestone for Aaron and Olive Shaul. Little is known about it except that the Shauls' son George was an architect who built Carnegie libraries, Masonic halls, and courthouses, and possibly this memorial for his parents. Drive carefully through the cemetery as gravestones closely border the driveway. From U.S. 36, go 1/2 mile north on 11th (becomes J Road).

Seneca Free Library
Nemaha County

Seneca Free Library

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See description 606 Main, Seneca, KS 785.336.2377

This 1867 Old Stone Universalist Church was the first of its denomination in the state. In 1928, with the congregation gone, it became the home for the library. An addition built in 1997 now houses the library, and the church is used as a meeting space. Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-2pm. Listed on the National Register for Historic Places.

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Seneca Main Street Historic District
Nemaha County

Seneca Main Street Historic District

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 4th and Main Streets, Seneca, KS

Forty-two buildings and the brick streets on Main between 3rd and 6th (laid in 1919) are part of the historic district. Interpretive signage on Main provides the buildings' histories as does a brochure for self-guided walking tours. Brochures are available at the 4th and Main kiosk mailbox. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Smithton Lodge
Doniphan County

Smithton Lodge

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 306 W. Main, Highland, KS

This is the oldest Masonic lodge in Kansas, dating to 1854. Across the street, a plaque in Degginger Park commemorates this fact.

Somerset Park
Nemaha County

Somerset Park

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 742 N 6th St, Sabetha, KS

If you have ballplayers in your family, you'll want to stop at the new Somerset Park at N. 6th and 192, one of the best ballparks in the state. Photo courtesy Mid-Plains League Facebook page.

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Spring Creek Classic Car and Truck Museum
Nemaha County

Spring Creek Classic Car and Truck Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 TBA 315 2nd St., Wetmore, KS 785.250.8484

Bob Carson's 30 or so restored cars and trucks are a visual treat as are the vintage gas pump and mechanic equipment inside this restored 1925 Texaco station. The station is home to the 1957 Ford Skyliner and the 1946 Chevy pickup that Bob used when dating his wife, June. Most of the cars are in the old Chrysler/Plymouth dealership next door. Time open to be announced.

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Spring Creek Golf Course
Nemaha County

Spring Creek Golf Course

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See description 1800 Spring Creek, Seneca, KS 785.336.3568

Sp[ring into action at this first-class, par 71, 18-hole public course. In the northeast section of the course you'll see an oversized golf ball and tee made from a tree stump! Greens fee. Check website for more information.

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St. Bede's Church
Nemaha County

St. Bede's Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 9:00am to 7:00pm 7344 Drought, Kelly, KS

A single spire acts as a magnet drawing you to St. Bede's Church in Kelly. It stands on the highest point in the area and is surrounded by cropland and a small cluster of buildings. It's worth going out of your way to see the interior of this 1915 Gothic church, built of brick with limestone trim. The stainless windows from Munich, German, are fine examples of 19th-century art, and the painted ceiling is breathtaking. Notice the sounding board (looks like an umbrella) above the ambo (a raised stand formerly used for reading the Gospel). Open daily.

St. John the Baptist Church
Doniphan County

St. John the Baptist Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Doniphan, KS

Part of the Brenner Vineyards Historic District (NRHP), this red-brick church was built in 1867 on land donated by Adam Brenner. Adam and Jacob Brenner came to the area in 1857 and 1860 and established prosperous vineyards and wineries. The historic district reflects the Brenners' agrarian farmsteads and remnants of the winery. From Mineral Point, 1/2 mile west and south on 95th Rd.

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St. Martha's A.M.E. Church
Doniphan County

St. Martha's A.M.E. Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 101 S. Canada, Highland, KS

It is believed that African Americans settled in Doniphan County around 1860. This simple frame church, built around 1882, was named for Martha Hubbard, a former slave who escaped to Kansas from Missouri via the Underground Railroad. She made a living as a cook and worked with great devotion to help establish the "little church" in Highland. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

St. Mary's Church
Nemaha County

St. Mary's Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours St. Benedict, KS 785.336.3174

Built of native limestone in 1894, St. Mary's has become famous for having one of the most beautiful interiors of any church in the state. A principal feature in the award-winning interior is the symbolic art painted in 1901 by G.F. Satory, which includes beautifully colored patterns, bands, and friezes on the walls, ceiling, and columns. Adding to the church's lavish adornment are six large oil murals, exquisite statuary, and leaded-glass windows. Open daily dawn to dusk. St. Mary's was voted by the public as one of the top 8 Wonders of Kansas Art. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

St. Mary's Church
Doniphan County

St. Mary's Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours K-20 and K-137, Purcell, KS

From a distance the 112-foot steeple guides you to St. Mary's Church. Built in the Late Gothic Revival style, this 1896 red-brick building is the only remaining structure of a religious complex that once stood here. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sundial
Doniphan County

Sundial

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 606 W. Main, Highland, KS

In front of Irvin Hall on the Highland Community College campus you'll find a round cement sundial on a concrete table. Both were made by Richard Schuman when he was in art class at Highland in 1969. What do the circles mean on the side? The tops of plastic cuts were used as indentations for decoration.

Tall Oak
Doniphan County

Tall Oak

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 120 E. Chestnut, Troy, KS

A citizen of Troy met Hungarian artist Peter Toth while he was sculpting outside of Kansas. Toth told him that his goal was to sculpt an Indian monument in each state. Thus, the artist was invited to Troy and in 1978 created the 27-foot sculpture of an Indian chief with headdress. Sculpted from a bur oak log and christened Tall Oak, the monument is a striking landmark in Troy. Located on the courthouse grounds.

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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 785.866.4381

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! From Kansas, 1 mile west on K-9, then 5 1/4 miles north on W Rd., then 1 mile west on 80 Rd.

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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 six 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.

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.

Veterans Memorial - Fairview
Brown County

Veterans Memorial - Fairview

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours Commercial St. and U.S. Hwy. 36, Fairview, KS

Nearly 180 veterans are remembered at this memorial located northwest of the Community Building along U.S. Hwy. 36. Many Civil War veterans are remembered, as Kansas was known as the "Soldier's State" after the war, due to free land being offered to veterans. The wall is emblazoned with images of the different military branches, including a B-52 bomber. At the north end is the town sign, honoring native son, General Bernard Rogers, NATO Commander.

Veterans Memorial - Hiawatha
Brown County

Veterans Memorial - Hiawatha

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 800 N. 1st, Hiawatha, KS

Just inside the gate of the cemetery is a Civil War era cannon, circa 1865. It is surrounded by the graves of 18 Civil War veterans. Just north of this is the grave of Home White who was Hiawatha's only WWI casualty. At the northeast corner of the cemetery is a veteran's memorial for soldiers of all wars, the latest from the Iraqi War.

Veterans Memorial - Sabetha
Nemaha County

Veterans Memorial - Sabetha

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 8th and Main Streets, Sabetha, KS

Standing on the sidewalk just west of City Hall are a series of large handsome plaques listing Sabetha area veterans from each war.

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Weiland's Grocery
Doniphan County

Weiland's Grocery

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CDT 210 Commercial, Bendena, KS 785.988.4455

Stop by this downtown grocery and stock up on goods that will travel well as you explore the area. Call ahead and find out what they can make for a sack lunch to take on your exploration.

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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Wetmore Calaboose
Nemaha County

Wetmore Calaboose

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 2nd and Nebraska St., Wetmore, KS

This 1883 jail has stood empty since its last occupant left in 1942.

Wetmore Cemetery
Nemaha County

Wetmore Cemetery

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 7th and Nebraska Streets, Wetmore, KS

An etching of a galloping horse and rider adorns the granite gravestone of Pony Express rider Don Clarence Rising (1844-1909), aka Johnny Granada. His grave is at the south end of the cemetery about eight stones north on the first row of the east side.

White Cloud Barber Shop
Doniphan County

White Cloud Barber Shop

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 210 Main, White Cloud, KS

This 1864 clapboard frame building was a barbershop for much of its days beginning in 1875. Currently the structure is unoccupied. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

White Cloud Historic District
Doniphan County

White Cloud Historic District

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours White Cloud, KS

This small historic river town comprises 67 buildings that represent the development of the town since 1850. The historic district is roughly bordered by Poplar, 6th, Chestnut, and K-7. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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White Cloud School
Doniphan County

White Cloud School

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 103 S. 5th, White Cloud, KS

The 1872 two-story, Italianate building was designed by Kansas architect Erasmus T. carr. Today it houses the Ma-Hush-Kah Museum. "Mah-Hush-Kah is a phonetic spelling of the name of Mahaska II, "White Cloud" (ca. 1810-1851), the chief of the Iowa Tribe for many years." Hours irregular.

Wilbur Chapman Monument
Doniphan County

Wilbur Chapman Monument

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 202 Main, White Cloud, KS

In front of the Christian church, a bronze plaque set in a unique stone pedestal pays tribute to Wilbur Chapman and relates a most unusual story of this 10-year-old boy and his pig, Pete. In 1913 Wilbur sold his prized pig to raise money for a leper colony. This news of one boy's generosity captured the public's fancy, and soon school children throughout the world began collecting money for this worthy cause. They saved their coin in, what else, little iron banks shaped like a black pig-created in memory of Pete. The 1880 brick home, 308 Chestnut, where Wilbur grew up is sometimes referred to as the Gingerbread House.

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WPA Project-Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency Building
Brown County

WPA Project-Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency Building

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 908 1st, Horton, KS

The Works Progress Administration (later named Works Projects Administration) was established in 1935 during the Depression Era as a way to put millions of unemployed people back to work on public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. Three properties in Horton are excellent examples of this era including the Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency building constructed in 1942.

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WPA Project-Horton Civic Center
Brown County

WPA Project-Horton Civic Center

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 125 W. 7th, Horton, KS

The Works Progress Administration (later named Works Projects Administration) was established in 1935 during the Depression Era as a way to put millions of unemployed people back to work on public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. Three properties in Horton are excellent examples of this era including the Horton Civic Center, originally used as a county fair building.

WPA Project-Horton Free Public Library
Brown County

WPA Project-Horton Free Public Library

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 809 1st, Horton, KS

The Works Progress Administration (later named Works Projects Administration) was established in 1935 during the Depression Era as a way to put millions of unemployed people back to work on public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. Three properties in Horton are excellent examples of this era including the Horton Free Public Library constructed in 1928. Interestingly, the library houses a collection of 24 pairs of WPA dolls. Click on the link below to learn more about the dolls.

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