Lincoln in Kansas

Image of Abraham Lincoln

Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Exhibit from the Kansas State Historical Society.

December 10, 2010-January 2, 2011
(Closed December 25 and January 1)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"If I went West, I think I would go to Kansas-Leavenworth, or Atchison. Both these are, and will continue to be fine growing places."

Abraham Lincoln
Letter to James Somers
March 17, 1860

Abraham Lincoln visited Kansas only once, but it left a strong impression. His visit brought positive attention to Kansas, which had already emerged on the national stage with the dreadful events of "Bleeding Kansas," Kansas' suffering began the inexorable march toward Civil War. The events of his presidency and the war would effect the state in many ways. This exhibit tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's 1859 visit to Kansas and the impression Lincoln's life had on Kansas and Kansans.

For more information, call Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site at (785) 354-4273 or email by clicking here. Free and open to the public, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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