Hesston College is offering local residents the chance to explore a wider swath of the state with the annual Explore Kansas! trip May 24, with a day-trip to southeast Kansas and Fort Scott on the Frontier Military Historic Byway.
With charter bus service as transportation, the cost is $80 per person, and reservations can be made by May 17 online at hesston.edu/explore-kansas or by calling 620-327-8147. No refunds will be made past May 17.
The day’s adventures will include a trolley tour of historic Fort Scott with a stop at the Fort Scott National Historic Site: Promise of a Permanent Indian Frontier, a tour of the Lyons Twin Mansions Bed & Breakfast and time to browse shops, antique stores and boutiques.
Visits to other educational and historic sites are also planned, including the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes with an exhibit on Irena Sendler, who saved more than 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, the Gordon Park Museum/Center for Culture and Diversity, which is named in honor of the self-taught artist and Life magazine photographer.
See more information at hesston.edu/explore-kansas.