Travel News for Kansas Includes Info about the Role of Kansas in US Civil War History
Kansas Plays Key Role in Civil War History: As the country gears up for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, history enthusiasts will be interested in learning the key role Kansas played in the actual beginning of the Civil War. The border wars between Kansas and Missouri and Kansasâ€™s decision to be a free or slave state created an epicenter of events that led up to the Civil War.
The Battle of Black Jack was the beginning of Civil War combat in Kansas, and is also the site where a growing number of historians agree that the American Civil War began. For more information on Kansas and its significant role in Civil War history, visit www.freedomsfrontier.org.
Kansas Kicks-Off Sesquicentennial with Kansas Day: Kansas celebrates its 150th birthday in 2011 and will kick-off the yearâ€™s celebrations with Kansas Day on January 29, 2011. Planned activities for the entire weekend will take place at the State Capitol, at the Kansas Museum of History and at a number of historic sites throughout the state including Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Fort Hays, the John Brown Museum in Osawatomie and Kaw Mission in Council Grove. For more details visit www.kshs.org. To see a listing of events celebrating the Sesquicentennial throughout the year, visit www.TravelKS.com, and click on the 150th icon.
Itâ€™s Not Too Early to Think Kansas in the Summertime: Providing the biggest and best in country music, Affiliated Foods Midwest Country Stampede in Manhattan has announced that cross-over mega-group Lady Antebellum will be headlining the event on Friday, June 24, 2011. They join Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Sawyer Brownâ€¦with more to come. For more information visit www.countrystampede.com.
New State Fair Cabin Dedicated: The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), and the Kansas State Fair have dedicated a new public-use cabin on the grounds of the Kansas State Fair. This joint endeavor provides the public with a new way to enjoy the fair grounds and outdoors. Visitors can reserve the Kansas State Fair cabin by calling 620-669-3600.
For more information on the entire state of Kansas, visit www.TravelKS.com