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Valentine’s Day at Lanesfield Historic Site, Feb. 2

Lanesfield SchoolSee the school decorated for an Old-Fashioned Valentine’s Day, try your hand at pen and ink, and make your own valentine to take home!

The Lanesfield Historic Site features the limestone Lanesfield School, a visitors center with exhibits and a museum store, and a covered picnic shelter. Adjacent to the site is a 79-acre prairie, owned by Kansas City Power and Light.

Built in 1869, the school is the only standing structure from Lanesfield, Kansas. The town served as a mail stop on the Santa Fe Trail, identified with a 1906 Daughters of the American Revolution marker. A 1858 pre-Civil War skirmish also took place in the area between Missouri Border Ruffians and Free-State Kansans, led by General James H. Lane, the town’s namesake.

Adjacent to the Lanesfield Historic Site is a short nature trail, owned by the Kansas City Power and Light Company. An observation tower provides a birds-eye view of the skirmish site between the Free-State Kansans and the Missouri Border Ruffians.

Saturday, February 2, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Lanesfield Historic Site
18745 S. Dillie Rd, Edgerton, KS
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http://www.jocomuseum.org/calendar.shtml

Consider this for Our Heritage.

Christmas At Lanesfield, Nov. 24 – Dec. 29

Drop in and see the school decorated for an old-fashioned Christmas! Practice your penmanship, and learn how Christmas was celebrated in 1904. Make an ornament to take home. Admission is free.

Location: Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Rd Edgerton, KS 66021

Fridays and Saturdays, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
For more information, visit the Johnson County Museum website.

This outing could be used to satisfy Our Heritage #2 or #16.