LECOMPTON -- The University of Kansas City-Missouri has received a grant from the National Endowment of Humanities for two one week seminars about the Civil War in Kansas and Missouri. It is for educators from all across America to come to this area to receive information about the importance of this region played in the coming Civil War.
There will be 45 in the group and they come from many different states. They will be in Lecompton this Wednesday, July 14th.
They will tour Constitution Hall at 10:30 and at 11 watch the play "Bleeding Kansas" at the Territorial Capital Museum. The play has such characters as John Brown, Jim Lane, Sheriff Jones, Clarina Nichols, Senator David Rice Atchison and others. Following the play they will eat lunch at the United Methodist Church.
Lecompton welcomes these educators and appreciates their interest in traveling here and all across the country to study our history.