The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library is holding a Wyandotte County Heritage Festival from noon to 3 p.m. April 15.
Events will be held at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St. This multi-generational event, designed for all ages, is in partnership with Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and the Kansas Humanities Council.
Children will enjoy a goat cart ride around the lawn, while the entire family visits with over a dozen local organizations that will entertain and educate them about Kansas and Wyandotte County’s rich history.
At 2 p.m., Angela Bates, executive director of the Nicodemus Historical Society, will tell the story of Nicodemus, Kansas, the only remaining western community established by African-Americans during the reconstruction period after the Civil War.
All events are free and open to the public.
Participating organizations include:
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area
Kansas Humanities Council
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library’s Kansas Room
Old Quindaro Museum
Black Archives of Mid-America
Wyandotte County Historical Museum
Shawnee Town 1929 Museum
National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame
Tamara Cash and her Juneteenth Panels
Shawnee Indian Mission
Local Author, Gwendolyn Thomas
Mahaffie Stagecoach and Farm Stop
Wyandot Nation of Kansas
– Information from Kim Woolery, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library