Mitchell Farmstead and Mt. Mitchell Heritage Prairie Open House • Wabaunsee County
Saturday, Jun 16th, 2012 @ 10am-2pm
Mitchell Prairie Lane • Wamego, KS • Map
Film-maker/historian Gary Jenkins will give a talk about the Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier at the farm at 11 a.m.
Dave DeArmond, an artist from Merriam, KS will be painting “plein air” on site during the day. “Plein air” is the technique of painting out doors on location. It was used by Captain Mitchell’s daughter, Maude Josephine as the primary method for creating her art.
Visitors will be able to view the log cabin that William Mitchell built in 1856, which was used soon after to hide escaping slaves seeking their freedom in Canada. The home has been recognized by the National Park Service Network to Freedom program as a documented Underground Railroad site of national significance.
Come explore Mt. Mitchell. There are new trails, including a path to the ruts of the Topeka-Ft. Riley Road, which was the local route of the UGRR. See our handsome new parking area, retaining wall and refurbished kiosk.
Docents from the Kansas Native Plant Society and Konza Prairie will be on hand at the park to identify wildflowers and plants for visitors. A shuttle bus will run between the park and the farm.
The Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie is located on the east side of highway K-99, at Mitchell Prairie Lane three and a half miles south of Wamego or one half mile south of the Junction of K-18 and K-99.
Contact: Michael Stubbs firstname.lastname@example.org 785-256-6228
More Info: Event InfoSponsor: Mt. Mitchell Prairie Guards
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