3/20/2017

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library to host Wyandotte County Heritage Festival

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library News Release 

Contact: Anne Lacey, Kansas Room Librarian 
(913) 295-8250 ext. 1108
alacey@kckpl.org

Beth Edson
Youth Services Supervisor
(913) 295-8250 ext. 5107
eedson@kckpl.org


Kansas City, Kansas Public Library to host Wyandotte County Heritage Festival

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is hosting its first Wyandotte County Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 15, 2017, noon-3 p.m., at West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N 82 St, Kansas City, KS. This multi-generational event, designed for all ages, is in partnership with Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and the Kansas Humanities Council.

Children will enjoy a goat cart ride around the lawn, while the entire family visits with over a dozen local organizations that will entertain and educate them about Kansas and Wyandotte’s rich history. At 2 p.m., Angela Bates, executive director of the Nicodemus Historical Society, will tell the story of Nicodemus, Kansas, the only remaining western community established by African-Americans during the reconstruction period after the Civil War.

Participating organizations include:
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area
Kansas Humanities Council
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library’s Kansas Room
Old Quindaro Museum
Black Archives of Mid-America
Wyandotte County Historical Museum
Shawnee Town 1929 Museum
National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame
Tamara Cash and her Juneteenth Panels
Grinter House State Historic Site
Shawnee Indian Mission State Historical Site
Local Author, Gwendolyn Thomas
Lecompton Reenactors
El Centro
Mahaffie Stagecoach and Farm Stop
Wyandot Nation of Kansas

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library was formed in 1895. In 1899, it came under the authority of the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Board of Education and remains there today. It serves a population of 159,129. The mission of Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is to connect members of a dynamic community with information, tools, resources, and welcoming spaces to enrich lives in Wyandotte County. The library can be found online at kckpl.org.



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