The historical significance of the townsite of Quindaro, Kansas, is an established but growing topic thanks to the diligent work of enthusiasts and the site’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The history of the community is essential to the telling of the larger national story of abolitionist and antislavery politics in the Civil War era, race relations, women’s suffrage, native peoples, the Civil War in the West, and other significant stories of our nation.

This symposium, scheduled for April 20-21, 2018, in Kansas City, Kansas, will contribute to the process of designating the ruins of Quindaro as a National Historic Landmark that will encourage new research, bring this scholarship to a broader public audience, and facilitate discussions about the future of the Quindaro site.

Applications for art to be considered for the Quindaro Symposium display must be submitted to Kelly Burns ( no later than December 31, 2017. Selection notifications will be emailed by March 1, 2018. If selected to participate in the Quindaro Symposium display, artists are responsible for the travel, installation, and de-installation for all pieces. Click on the button below to download the application (Word document).


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