October 14, 2023

In Lone Jack, Civil War spirits have wonderful, frightful, painful, hopeful stories to tell. On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Lone Jack Historical Society will assist the spirits to share their stories. If you dare, come visit these spirits and listen to their stories from 7 to 9 p.m.

When Ft. Sumter fell in April 1861 Americans east of the Mississippi River said the war would be over in a matter of months and that it would never cross the great river. Little did they care that the citizens in the border area of Missouri-Kansas had been fighting a war since 1854 after the introduction of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

In August 1863 it was known as Ewing’s Order #11. Those who lived through it called it a license to burn, steal and murder. Listen as our spirits share their stories. Feel their pain and sorrow.

Follow your guide’s lantern as you search this hallowed ground for those soldiers and civilians 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 they 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, children 6 years and under are free. The price includes both the spirit walk and museum admission. Dress for the weather.

The all-volunteer Lone Jack Historical Society is the sole manager for the 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 www.historiclonejack.org or the Facebook page.