• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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



What is a Friends Group

Did You Know?

Reenactors portraying the First Kansas Colored at a Civil War Encampment at Fort Scott in April of 2003

Kansas was the first Union state to recruit, muster, train and send African American soldiers into combat during the Civil War. The First Kansas Colored Infantry mustered in at Fort Scott, Kansas on January 13, 1863. The unit compiled a proud combat record during the war.