Explore the abolitionist, Underground Railroad, and community history of the Clinton Lake region.


Hours

May-Sep, Sat-Sun 1 – 5 pm or by appointment. Free admission.

Contact Information

Bloomington Park East
Clinton, KS 66047
Phone: 785-783-4420
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Location Type

Museum
Natural Area
National Register of Historic Places

Site Info

Staffed

Ten communities here were submerged under water in the 1970s after the Army Corps of Engineers built the Clinton Lake Dam. This museum began out of the efforts by local residents, led by Martha Parker, to save the history of the township. The ten communities included a racially integrated village that dated back to the Border War era. It had been settled by anti-slavery settlers and free blacks.

Recently renovated and expanded, the museum serves two missions: to preserve the memory of the lost communities and to honor the families who took part in the Underground Railroad.

Documents

Harvest Home Picnic 2015 - Download (194 KB)

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