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Welcome to the Historic Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum!

Journey with us to a time in our country’s past where life was hard but hope for a better future was strong. The promise of new life in the west called many families to leave everything familiar behind. Pioneers were seeking a new land of opportunity where one could homestead and raise a family. Stockades became the gathering place of protection for these pioneers during troubled times. Within the stockade walls communities were built and friendships were forged as everyone daily worked together to provide adequate food and clothing for each family. At the close of the day families gathered together to spend time singing hymns and thanking the Lord for another day of safety. Occasionally, special events were celebrated with fiddle music and dancing.

The Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum gives you a taste of what life was like in a stockade in the 1870’s.

Announcements

Big Kansas Road Trip May 3-6

The Stockade Museum will have special events for the Big Kansas Road Trip, May 3-6.  Normal admission fees apply.  For more information about the Big Kansas Road Trip, see bigkansasroadtrip.com.

Thursday, May 3

10 AM – 4 PM Open extended hours

Friday, May 4

9 AM – 5 PM Open extended hours
1 PM – 2 or 2:30 PM Live music by local musicians, the Woods family, on the Stockade grounds

Saturday, May 5

9 AM – 5 PM Open extended hours
1 – 2 or 2:30 PM Live music by local musicians, the Woods family, on the Stockade grounds
1:30 – 4:30 PM Cookies with Carry — Carry Nation will serve homemade cookies in her home as she shares about the history of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
4:00 PM Free lawn chair event at the Carry Nation Home front porch. — Local historian John Nixon will share local history for about 20 minutes, then Carry will share. Please bring your lawn chairs!

Sunday, May 6

9 AM – 5 PM Open extended hours

 

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