One of its organizers says the name of Lecompton Territorial Days defines what makes the annual June event unique.
Historic sites in Lecompton, the 1850s-era territorial capital of Kansas, tell the story of the unsuccessful efforts to have Kansas admitted to the union as a slave state. But officials there have been able to avoid controversy sweeping other parts of the nation over Confederate monuments, largely because of the way the sites are interpreted and the story is told.
Douglas County commissioners will be asked Wednesday to approve $260,000 in 2017 Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation Grants, including a $104,000 grant to the University of Kansas Center for Research Inc. to identify possible future project areas.
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