History Trail Bus Tours — Summer 2019

This summer TKAAM will host two trips to visit significant landmarks and museums where pioneers made an imprint on Kansas African American history.

These one-day trips cost $45 per person and includes: transportation, lunch, snacks, guided site tours and historical commentary throughout the trip. Each day trip departs at 8 a.m.  from TKAAM at 601 N. Water in Wichita and returns by 8 p.m. Parking is available in the Sedgwick County parking garage.

JUNE 24 — Lawrence & Topeka

  •  Freedom’s Frontier National Historic Area
  • Historic Ritchie House
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
  • The Kansas State Capitol

Limited seats available, click to reserve your spot for June 24 bus tour.

JULY 22 — Osawatomie & Fort Scott

  • John Brown Museum State Historic Site
  • Gordon Parks Museum

Limited seats available, click to reserve your spot for July 22 bus tour.

For more information call 316-262-7651.

History Trail Launch

More than 30 people gathered at The Kansas African American Museum on Thursday, February 21, 2019, for the formal Launch and Introduction of The Kansas African American History Trail, which is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Representatives from 5 of the 8 sites on the Trail were present to highlight their respective institution and provide commentary on the potential significance of the Trail…to their individual location AND the State of Kansas.  A brief review of the newly created website was also a part of the formal program.  Attendees also included members of the TKAAM Board of Directors and representatives from GoWichita, Fort Scott, the Kansas Historical Society and  the Kansas Tourism office in Topeka.
Project Coordinator, Ted Ayres, provides information about the Trail.