Constitution Hall State Historic Site

(785) 887-6520
319 Elmore, PO Box 198, Lecompton, KS 66050
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James Henry Lane had a significant impact on Kansas history and is one of Constitution Hall’s more colorful characters. He was part of a large antislavery delegation that marched into Lecompton to protest the convening of the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitutional Convention in the fall of 1857. The nation’s eyes were fixed on this site, waiting to see what kind of constitution would be drafted and whether Kansas would join the Union as a free or slave state. Learn more about Jim Lane, the proslavery and free-state forces in the area, and other stories of territorial Kansas at Constitution Hall.

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Bleeding Kansas Program Series: Guns of Bleeding Kansas

February 26, 2017 Lecompton Map it

Constitution Hall State Historic Site's 21st annual Bleeding Kansas program series is held at 2 p.m. Sundays in January,... Learn more

Bleeding Kansas Program Series: Border Agitator, David R. Atchison

March 5, 2017 Lecompton Map it

Constitution Hall State Historic Site's 21st annual Bleeding Kansas program series is held at 2 p.m. Sundays in January,... Learn more

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