Archive for Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Vespers, open house set at Territorial Capital Museum

The halls of the Lecompton Territorial Capital Museum are decked with holly and Christmas decorations. That's just in time for the historic society's annual Christmas vespers concert.

December 1, 2008


— The annual Christmas Vespers and Territorial Capital Museum open house will be Sunday.

The program, which begins at 2 p.m., will feature Frances Sanford, Cindy Daniels, Ashley Lessor, the Lecompton United Methodist Church Choir, Perry-Lecompton High School Singers, Topeka First United Methodist Church Bell Choir, and others. Brent Hoad will play the 152-year-old melodeon used in the Lecompton Episcopal Church in 1856.

The museum will be decorated and will have a 15-foot native Christmas tree.

The program is free.


aldo 9 years, 5 months ago

Will this event be held at the Territorial Capital Museum or at the Lecompton Episcopal Church? ... the article announces the event but gives no location ...

AttaGirl 9 years, 5 months ago

It will be at Territorial Capital Museum since it says it is an open house there and Lecompton does not have an Episcopal Church anymore. It's a yearly event in the same location.

Thinking_Out_Loud 9 years, 5 months ago

toe, Lecompton was the Territorial Capital of the Kansas Territory from 1855 until Statehood. And yes, the Lecompton Constitution which would have allowed admission of Kansas to the Union as a slave state was written there. That Constitution passed the U.S. Senate but failed in the U.S. House of Representatives by eight votes in 1858.(Mumbling to self: mumble mumble people don't read history anymore mumble mumble mumble wouldn't hurt to actually go visit these places mumble mumble mumble.)

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