Osawatomie, August 30th, 1856:
Abolitionist John Brown led an army of about 40 men to defend this Anti-Slavery town against a 300-strong Pro-Slavery army.
You may watch this battle in action while you are on the location!
More specifically, you may watch the reenactment of the historic “Battle of Osawatomie,” at 4 p.m. , Saturday September 21st 2019.
This is one of the three reenactments as part of the annual weekend-long Freedom Festival. Two other reenactments feature
✦ “Battle of Middle Creek” 11 a.m. Saturday, and
✦ “Battle between Union Troops and Confederate Partisans” 1:20 p.m. Sunday.
Festivities also include live music performances featuring Civil War era music, tours of the Adair Cabin, food vendors and other vendors, and Night Firing of Civil War Artillery at Dusk Saturday.
The annual Freedom Festival is held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday September 21st, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday September 22nd on the historic Battle of Osawatomie site, in John Brown Memorial Park 1000 Main Street.
Admission is free!
Here’s link to the Flyer: Freedom Festival Flyer 2019.
For more information, visit the Facebook Page, or call (913) 755-4384.