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  1. Hand-sewn quilt reflects history of LecomptonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 14 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A large quilt that tells the story of the former Kansas territorial capital of Lecompton is hanging at a museum in the northeast Kansas town. The 27-panel creation was designed by Shirley Funk and embroidered and quilted by her mother, Mae Holderman , in the late 1970s and early 1980s, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

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  2. Hand-sewn quilt reflects history of LecomptonRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 14 | Washington Times

    A large quilt that tells the story of the former Kansas territorial capital of Lecompton is hanging at a museum in the northeast Kansas town. The 27-panel creation was designed by Shirley Funk and embroidered and quilted by her mother, Mae Holderman, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

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  3. Northeast Kansas happenings, June 14-20Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | The Capital-Journal

    Territorial Days, featuring pioneer skills demonstrations, old-time games and carnival, will be Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, in Lecompton. Free.

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  4. Juneteenth celebrates culture, communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | The Capital-Journal

    ... which children could enter and explore. Other activities included a reenactment of the Civil War, put on by the Lecompton Reenactors, a car show, 3-on-3 basketball and dancers. Smario Bankston spent some time lounging in the shade, enjoying the ...

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  5. Kansans help make just-released Coca-Cola commercialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | The Capital-Journal

    ... actors, Kansas props and Kansas workers to bring the project to completion. Lowry lauded the initiative shown by Lecompton photographer Kevin Kirkwood, who responded to an email blast from the Kansas Sampler Foundation and the Kansas Barn Alliance ...

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  6. New Coke spot has 'real thing' Kansas backgroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | The Capital-Journal

    ... using Kansas props and Kansas workers to bring the project to completion. Lowry lauded the initiative shown by Lecompton photographer Kevin Kirkwood, who responded to an email blast from the Kansas Sampler Foundation and the Kansas Barn Alliance ...

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  7. Dickinson County barn featured in Coca-Cola commercialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... thing? Kansans being Kansans changed how big city guys look at our ruralness. Now that's a full-length movie." Lecompton farmer and photographer Kevin Kirkwood introduced Lowry to the 114-year-old barn that the commercial features. His wife's family ...

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  8. QR codes will ID historic placesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | JeffCountyNews.com

    Photo by Bridget Weishaar Elaine Boose, member of the Lecompton Historical Society, works with the Windsor Hotel group on finishing their quilt block artwork. The childrens' artwork, along with the QR codes will be placed on a PVC pipe at each historic location.

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  9. Lecompton Reenactors to present 'John Brown: Widow Maker'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    The Lecompton Reenactors will explore the violent solutions abolitionist John Brown offered to the pre-Civil War slavery debate during the debut of the play "John Brown: Widow Maker" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. The acting troupe will portray Mahala Doyle and Louisa Jane Wilkinson, who will discuss Brown's May 24, 1856, Pottawatomie Creek Massacre in which both women lost their husbands and Doyle her two sons.

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  10. Lecompton Reenactors to stage new playRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Topekan Steve Germes will portray abolitionist John Brown in "John Brown: Widow Maker," which debuts at 2 p.m. May 3 at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 319 Elmore in Lecompton. The Lecompton Reenactors is changing up its performances at the Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton and will be debuting a new play in early May instead of staging its staple "Bleeding Kansas Characters."

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  11. Boot camp participants restore windows at Lecompton historic siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Window restoration expert Bob Yapp, right, shows BJ Sheu, of Wichita, how to cut off excess glazing compound from the edges of a window being restored in early April at the Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. Brian Messenger, of Des Moines, Iowa, removes glazing putty from one of the windows being restored at Constitution Hall.

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  12. New play to debut at Constitution Hall in LecomptonRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | KHGI

    The Kansas Historical Society says an acting troupe of history re-enactors plans to present the new play "John Brown: Widow Maker." The Lecompton Re-enactors plan to put on the new play about the fiery abolitionist at 2 p.m. May 3 at Constitution Hall State Historic Site.

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  13. Free bus tours to visit four Topeka historic sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    ... to go to the Ritchie House, Constitution Hall, the former Buchanan School and back to the Brown v. Board site. The Lecompton Reenactors and National Park Service rangers will portray characters including abolitionists John and Mary Jane Ritchie, ...

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  14. Foggy conditions slowing trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    ... to pull the semi out of the ditch. Another non-injury, two-vehicle crash was reported around 8:30 a.m. near the Lecompton exit, just west of Lawrence. That accident also was causing cars to slow down. Kansas Highway Patrol officials said they had no ...

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  15. Volunteers needed for annual Park DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    ... Historic Site, Territorial Capital/Lane Museum, Democratic Headquarters and Battle of Fort Titus Cabin, all in Lecompton. Wear work gloves and dress for the weather. Meet at 9 a.m., rain or shine, at the Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 319 ...

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  16. Free or slave Kansas? A decision that split the nationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Free-stater James Henry Lane shouts "defiance into the convention's ears and the battery's muzzles" at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. The 1857 illustration is copied from "Life of General James H. Lane" by John I. Speer.

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  17. Freedom's Frontier Activities Upcoming for Heritage TouristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... and historian Charles E. Heller at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 318 Elmore in Lecompton, Kansas. Book signing after program. Cost: $3 for adults. For more information , you may call 785-887-6520. The Things They ...

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  18. Registration now open for 2015 Spring Team Time TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | Great Bend Tribune

    ... cycling team event will take place on Saturday, April 11. Staging for the race will take place at the Historic Lecompton High School, 620 E. Woodson Street in Lecompton. Racing begins at 10 a.m with teams set to start at two minute intervals. The ...

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  19. Northeast Kansas happeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    ... will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, both at the Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 319 Elmore in Lecompton. Cost: $3 for adults. Information: (785) 887-6520. 76 TROMBONES - "The Music Man," a musical comedy, will be staged Sunday, Feb. ...

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  20. Window restoration boot camp slated in LecomptonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Restoration expert Bob Yapp will present a window restoration and weatherization boot camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 through 10 at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 319 Elmore in Lecompton. Participants, who will help restore and weatherize nine double-hung windows, will learn how to remove wooden window sashes for repair, safely strip old paint and glazing putty, and repair wooden elements of historic windows.

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