"Go to Kansas"

Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas. Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.

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Features

Five Historic Buildings Map

Five Historic Buildings

The five historic buildings of Nicodemus are physical expressions of the five pillars that continue to anchor African American communities.

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Social Media

Connect with Nicodemus National Historic Site on Facebook to get updates in real time!

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Every Kid in a Park

Throughout this school year, all 4th graders can get a pass that will give them and their families free entrance to all national parks.

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Learning at Nicodemus

Educational Opportunities at Nicodemus

Nicodemus strives to provide curriculum-based educational material, both on site and through our Distance Learning programs.

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Yes, You can Volunteer At Nicodemus!

Volunteers can help the park keep the legacy of Nicodemus alive.

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Going Green

Nicodemus has succeeded in becoming a park that put climate-friendly behavior at the forefront of park operations and resource management.

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Newsletter

Newsletter

Read the current issue of Flowering of Nicodemus. The newsletter is published three times per year.

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