History & Culture

Discover Nicodemus!
Residents of Nicodemus, Kansas, in the town square Residents of Nicodemus, Kansas, in the town square
restoration by NPS / Preston Webb
photo courtesy of Kansas Historical Society
Drag the bar left or right to restore this photo of Nicodemus' Town Square in 1885.


Discover Nicodemus!

Nicodemus National Historic Site: The Five Historic Buildings

Nicodemus National Historic Site: Timeline

Nicodemus National Historic Site: Census Records

Nicodemus National Historic Site: Bob Dole Interview

National Park Service: Acheological Digs

National Park Service: Featured Getaway

National Park Service: Site Profile

National Park Service: Interactive Historical Feature

Nicodemus Township Information:

Emancipation/Homecoming Celebration

University of South Florida: Nicodemus Oral History Project

Black History 2014 PowerPoint: Ranger's PowerPoint


Suggested Readings

Going Home to Nicodemus by Daniel Chu and Bill Shaw

Promised Land on the Solomon: Black Settlement at Nicodemus, Kansas


Civil War Reenactors at Homecoming
Reenactors stand at attention during the annual Emancipation Celebration.

NPS Photo


African American Experience Fund

The mission of the African American Experience Fund of the National Park Foundation is to preserve African American history by supporting education programs in National Parks that celebrate African American history and culture. There are 26 National Parks identified by the African American Experience Fund:


Last updated: April 30, 2020

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Nicodemus, KS 67625-3015


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