Encampment and ice cream social at John Brown Museum State Historic Site

John Brown Museum State Historic Site News Release

For more information, call (913) 755-4384

Civil War Encampment and Ice Cream Social at John Brown Museum

OSAWATOMIE, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced that John Brown Museum State Historic Site will host a Civil War encampment and ice cream social. The encampment will be held 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14. The ice cream social will be held 7 – 9 p.m. July 13. Admission to the encampment is free. Ice cream is 50 cents per scoop; proceeds benefit educational programs at the museum. John Brown Museum is located at 10th and Main Streets, Osawatomie.

Visitors to the encampment can learn about the daily lives of Civil War soldiers with reenactors from the 65th Enrolled Missouri Militia. The group will demonstrate drill maneuvers, and a weapons collection will be on display. The ice cream social includes a Civil War era music concert with performances by Band of Oz and Uncloudy Day. For more information, call (913) 755-4384 or visit kshs.org/18312.

About John Brown Museum: The site features an original log cabin that belonged to Brown’s half sister and her husband, family furnishings and belongings, and Civil War weapons. The cabin served as John Brown’s informal headquarters during the border war between Kansas and Missouri. The John Brown Museum State Historic Site is one of 16 state historic sites administered by the Kansas Historical Society, a state agency.

The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The Historical Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities. 

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