Experience what life was like in the Civil War era during an early October day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
Eighteen Hundreds is the name of this trip, which will take travelers to Nebraska City, Neb. Participants will watch a live Civil War reenactment followed by a tour of Nebraska’s first nationally-recognized Underground Railroad historic site, The Mayhew Cabin and the John Brown Cave. The group will dine at the Lied Lodge for lunch before going to the Arbor Lodge for a tour of J. Sterling Morton’s family home. The 52-room mansion is full of countless historic artifacts. Morton and his wife envisioned a greener more tree-filled world and founded Arbor Day on April 10, 1872. It is believed that on the first Arbor Day, one million trees were planted in Nebraska. Please bring a folding chair for the Civil War reenactment.
To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords day trip.
This trip will leave at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 6 p.m. that day. The cost for this 11 hour day trip, including admissions, lunch, and transportation, is $83 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030.
Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.