Gordon Parks Museum is on the TKAAM Trail

a map of Kansas with "The Kansas African American History Trail" written in the left corner and various numbered areas throughout the map

TKAAM invites history trekkers & travelers

Kansas African American History Trail launches Thursday

 

The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) invites history buffs and other interested trailblazers to journey through history and Kansas when the Museum launches the Kansas African American History Trail & website Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1:30pm; at the Kansas African American Museum. This event is FREE and open to the public at the Kansas African American Museum, 601 N Water.

 

History trekkers and Kansas travelers will hear about the African American History Trail’s purpose and the eight designated sites across the state. The Trail’s official sites include: The John Brown Museum in Osawatomie, Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum in Leavenworth, Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area in Lawrence, The John and Mary Ritchie House and Brown vs. The Topeka Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, The Nicodemus National Historic Site in Nicodemus, The Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott and The Kansas African American Museum in Wichita.

 

Wichita travelers can reach most African American History Trail locations within three hours starting locally at The Kansas African American Museum. The farthest destination from Wichita takes three-and-half hours to reach at the Nicodemus National Historic Site.

 

Travel between the most distant locations—Nicodemus and Fort Scott—could take just under six hours, if explorers drive past five other designated sites along the route.  They can be found within 20-minutes of the trail between Nicodemus and Fort Scott.

 

For more information call The Kansas African American Museum at 316.262.7651. Park in the garage just across the street from the museum and TKAAM will validate your parking ticket.

 

Horizontes Project, the exhibition created by artist Armando Minjarez featuring North Wichita neighborhood residents runs through May 18. The Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water (TKAAMuseum.org)  is open Tuesday - Friday, 10am-5pm & Saturdays 12-4pm validated parking in garage across the street with paid admission.

 

Admission: Adults $5.50; College Students (valid ID)  $4.50; Seniors (55+); Youth (5-17) $2.50; Children under 5 FREE. The Kansas African American Museum endeavors to make the African American experience relevant and resonant to EVERY Kansan. The Kansas African American Museum is funded in part by Sedgewick County and the City of Wichita.

 

For more information please contact Kirk Sharp at 620.223.2700 ext. 5850 or 

 

 

The Kansas African American Museum

Lona L. Reeves, PhD; Education Director

Brooke Burrough, Operations Manager

Denise Sherman, Executive Director

(316) 262-7651