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Territorial Capital (Lane Univ.) Museum

Address: 620 E Woodson Ave., PO Box 68
Lecompton, KS 66050
Telephone Number: 785.887.6148
Second Telephone Number: Fax 785.887.6148

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Open Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday - by appointment only.
For Guided Tours call 785.887.6285  
So You Think You Know Kansas History!!!
The Territorial Capital Museum building was originally designed to be the State Capital of Kansas.  Construction began in 1855 and was abandoned in 1857 when it became apparent the capital would be located elsewhere.  In 1882, the historic building was finally completed and operated as Lane University, a United Brethren in Christ Church school, until 1902.  Later, it served as Lecompton Rural High School.  
The museum contains three floors of artifacts covering early Kansas and Lecompton history and genealogy.  All floors are handicapped accessible. 

contact info
Paul Bahnmaier, historic sites
P.0. Box 68
Lecompton, KS 66050
Phone: 785.887.6148 or 785.887.6275
Fax: 785.887.6148
Charlene Winter, tours
Box 68
Lecompton, KS 66050
Phone: 785.887.6285
Fax: 785.887.6148
Lecompton City Office
327 Elmore Street
Lecompton, KS 66050
Phone: 785.887.6407
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