Mark Taylor
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The Gardner Historical Museum is kicking off  its annual Military Tribute and Exhibit starting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct 29 at the museum, 204 W. Main St.
The exhibit will continue to run through the end of November.
The Oct. 29 festivities will include a presentation by a living history reenactor portraying historical abolitionist John Brown.
Brown gained fame when he led groups of volunteers in the fight against slavery and Southern agression during the Bleeding Kansas crisis.
“John Brown Speaks” will be presented at 2 p.m.
Also appearing will be a guest from Black Jack Battlefield, located near Baldwin City, which was the site of a Brown-led battle that is considered to have contributeed to the start of the Civil War.
The event will also feature Civil War-era entertainment, equipment and garb and a 19th Century campsite with food cooked over a campfire.
Admission is free.
The Military Tribute and Exhibit of military memorabilia will continue on display during regular museum hours through the end of November.
The museum is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays.
The museum will be closed from Dec. 1 to Jan. 15, but special tours can be arranged by calling (913) 882-9750.