September 2, 2014

Edgerton museum events to coincide with Frontier Days

The Edgerton Community Museum, 406 E. Nelson, is taking part in the city’s annual Frontier Days celebration on Saturday, June 21.
The museum, which opened in October 2013, will host several activities on the museum grounds.
The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, only closing from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., so Edgerton Historical Society members can ride in the Frontier Days parade, which begins at 10 a.m.
At 11 a.m., the museum’s activities will begin. The staff will present a bake sale, a raffle, local authors, including Barbara Sweetwood and Katie Reece Curry, and local craft artisans.
At 11:15 a.m., re-enactors portraying Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee will present a “Road From Appomattox” program on the front porch of the museum.
From 11 a.m to 3 p.m., American Legion Riders, Chapter 19, of Gardner, will sponsor a “Remembering our Fallen of Kansas” exhibit inside City Hall, which is adjacent to the museum.
The traveling exhibit honors military personnel from the state of Kansas who lost their lives in the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict. American Gold Star mother Debbie Austin Lamberd, whose son Shane Austin lost his life in Iraq in 2006, is presenting the exhibit. Shane Austin was a resident of Edgerton. James & Cindy Butler, whose son Jacob, of Wellsville, was killed in Iraq in 2003, will be present at the exhibit as well.
At 3 p.m., the Historical Society will present ”History, Music, and Laughs” on the main stage downtown.
Along with historical information,comedy, and raffle drawings, there will be music by Miss Morgan Carter.
For more information about the Edgerton Historical Society or the Edgerton Community Museum, call (913)893-6270.

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