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Osawatomie - John Brown Museum - Freedom Festival

John Brown Museum - Freedom Festival

Throughout the festival enjoy:

  • Special tours of John Brown Museum State Historic Site with Mary Buster, great-great-granddaughter of Florella Adair, half-sister of John Brown
  • Civil War reenactors camp
  • Frontier artisan demonstrations
  • Historic displays
  • Roving entertainment
  • Family fun and children's activities

On Saturday, September 17

10 a.m. - Professor B. T. Farquhar's Medicine Show
11 a.m. - Florella Adair, portrayal by Mary Buster
12 p.m. - Professor B.T. Farquhar's Medicine Show
1 p.m. - Vintage baseball game, Osawatomie Nine vs. the Emporia Vintage Baseball Club
2:30 p.m. - Civil War scenario reenactment
3 p.m. - Professor Farquhar's Medicine Show
4 p.m. - Reenactment of the Battle of Osawatomie
8 p.m. - (Near dusk) Civil War artillery night firing

On Sunday, September 18

10:30 a.m. - First Presbyterian Church of Osawatomie worship service, public is invited
12 p.m. - Band of Oz: Patriotic music, pop, and jazz standards
1 p.m. - Reenactment of battle between Union and Confederate troops
2 p.m. - Professor Farquhar's Medicine Show
3 p.m. - Short Leaf: Traditional Ozarks mountain music
4 p.m. - Wild West gunfight reenactment by the Kansas River Gang

Schedule is subject to change

Presented in cooperation with:
City of Osawatomie
Union Pacific Railroad
Life Care Center of Osawatomie