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Things to See and Do along the Jefferson Highway

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The Lenexa Chili Challenge. Lenexa, Kansas. October 18-19, 2013

Miner Hall Museum
701 S. Broadway (Business 69 Highway aka Jefferson Highway)
Franklin, Kansas
620-347-4220 [Call 620-249-9333 to schedule large groups]
Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm
Free Admission

And by the way, there is a very nice historical marker about the Jefferson Highway in the community park in Franklin, Kansas.

Here are a few current or upcoming events at the Miner Hall Museum:

"A Nation Divided-the American Civil War" July 1- Sept 28
3rd quarter special exhibit  is on display through September 28. The exhibit includes camp and personal items as well as weapons that were used by the men who fought along the Missouri border in Crawford and Cherokee Counties of Kansas during the Civil War.

Open House
August 30 (Friday) 2-4pm
September 9 (Monday)   6:30-8:30pm
September 17 (Tuesday)  2-4 pm 

Meet our host Joe Maghe, former Franklin resident and member of "The Border Wars Collectors".  Join us to learn about the role of immigrants in the Civil War and view the special exhibit "A Nation Divided-the American Civil War". The exhibit is on display through September 28 and includes information & displays relating to the men who fought along the Missouri border in Crawford and Cherokee counties of Kansas during the Civil War. Joe will be available 2-4 to answer your questions.

- 4th Quarter Exhibit:  "Slovenes in SE Kansas" Oct-Dec, 2013

- Mark you calendars! April 1, 2014:   Centennial - Dedication of Franklin Union Hall (This is the site of the Amazon Army march).  Lots of fun things planned for that day to replicate the original celebration.  (Old time football game, 5K run, etc.).