October 16, 2021

The Civil War spirits around the Lone Jack Museum have wonderful, frightful, painful, hopeful stories to tell. On Saturday, October 30, the Lone Jack Historical Society will call upon the spirits to arise from the battlefield and area cemeteries to share their stories. If you dare, come visit them, listen to their stories from 7 to 9 p.m.

Historical Society Vice President Dan Hadley portrays a soldier from the battle

Americans east of the Mississippi River said the war would never cross the river. Little did they care that the citizens in the border area of Missouri-Kansas had been fighting a war since 1854 with the Kansas-Nebraska Act, long before the Confederacy fired on Ft. Sumter.

It was known as Ewing’s Order #11 in August 1863. Those who lived through it called it a license to burn, steal and murder. Listen to our spirits, feel their pain and sorrow as their stories take you into their war and homes.

Follow your guide’s lantern as you search this hallowed ground for those who became embroiled in the conflict. Listen as they recount their stories; the horrors they lived through. See the battle through the eyes of those who were there. Listen as soldiers and civilians tell of living through those heart-rending times and their hope for the future.

No tricks, just treats await. Hear the spirits’ stories for just $5 per person, 9 years and older. Children 8 years and under are free. Price includes both spirit walk and museum admission. Dress for the weather.

The all-volunteer Lone Jack Historical Society is the sole manager for day-to-day operations of the museum. Help them keep the doors open. Docents are needed. Donations are always greatly appreciated. For more information call the museum at 816-697-8833 or visit the website, historiclonejack.org or their Facebook page.