Join Our Friends
Ever since its establishment in 1842, Fort Scott has been a driving force in Southeast Kansas. We may not need protection on the "Western Frontier" anymore, but we recognize and appreciate the national attraction our Fort has become. The story of our history from Westward Expansion to Bleeding Kansas and beyond is our story and our National Historic Site helps us tell it.
To continue and expand the important work done at the Fort for our community the Fort needs some Friends.
A community support group is being formed to promote the good work being done on our behalf. We have calculated that it will take approximately $3,000 to do the initial legal and accounting work to establish the group as a 501 C3 and create a logo and website.
We need 100 people willing to support this cause with $30 each to launch the effort.
Won't you be a Founding Friend? Please call any of the folks you see listed on this document if you have any questions about the organization or how you can help.
Please remit your Founding Friend gift to the above address with checks made out to "Fort Scott Community Foundation" with "Friends of the Fort" in the memo line.
Thank you for your consideration,
Reed Hartford, Co-Convener
Martha Scott, Membership Chair
Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site
Did You Know?
Colonel George Croghan, the inspector general, visited the fort in 1844. He praised living conditions, but disliked the layout. He remarked that the hospital "interrupted in the most offensive way, the only refreshing summer breezes" One author doubted that any building could stop a Kansas wind.