John Brown Museum Offers Special Tours, Music Festival

By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

OSAWATOMIE — The Kansas Historical Society announced that the John Brown Museum State Historic Site will conduct special tours of the site from 9:00am till 5:00pm on Saturday, June 22, during the John Brown Jamboree and Music Festival. The tour guide will be Mary Buster, great-great-granddaughter of Florella Brown Adair, the half-sister of John Brown. Visitors can also learn about the daily lives of Civil War soldiers with reenactors from the 65th Enrolled Missouri Militia encampment.

John Brown Museum is located at 10th and Main Streets in Osawatomie. Admission is free. For more information, call 913-755-4384 or visit

The John Brown Jamboree and Music Festival is a community-wide event held in Osawatomie Wednesday through Saturday, June 19 – 22. For a schedule of events, visit

About John Brown Museum: The site features an original log cabin that belonged to Brown’s half sister and her husband, family furnishings and belongings, and Civil War weapons. The cabin served as John Brown’s informal headquarters during the border war between Kansas and Missouri. John Brown Museum State Historic Site is one of 16 state historic sites administered by the Kansas Historical Society, a state agency.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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