Join Us for a One-of-a-Kind Experience at the KMA Pre-Conference Historic Homes Tour
Kansas Museum Association Pre-Conference Historic Homes Tour
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $45 for KMA members, $55 for non-members
To register, click here.
Visit three historic Leavenworth mansions from its heyday as the First City of Kansas. A tour of the Carroll Mansion, home of the Leavenworth County Historical Society, plus a peek into two private homes will remind you of the grandeur of bygone days – it’s a tour not to be missed!
600 Osage Street
600 Osage Street has long been recognized as the Judge Robert Crozier home. While the original structure, built in 1860 by land agent, real estate broker and attorney, William Ralston, it was in 1882 that Judge Crozier purchased the property and undertook its major renovation. Crozier served as a U.S. Senator and Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, having arrived in Kansas Territory in 1857 to establish the Leavenworth Daily Times, known today as The Leavenworth Times. The visitor is warmly welcomed by owners, Bonnie Joranko and Mike Burke with an oak bridal staircase in the main entry, oak pier mirror, original woodwork, parquet floors, and stained glass.
409 N. Esplanade
Queen Anne-Originally built in 1871 by Elcana Hensley and purchased by banker E.W. Snyder in 1885. The interior of the home was extensively damaged by fire in 2011 and restored back to its former historic beauty. Beautiful woodwork, flooring and a magnificent formal staircase is just the beginning of this lovely home located on the North Esplanade across the street from the Historic North Esplanade park, The First Park in Kansas.
The Carroll Mansion
1128 5th Ave.
Italianate/Queen Ann-Home of the Leavenworth County Historical Society, Leavenworth’s premier museum, filled with Victorian era furnishings, stained glass, and hand carved woodwork. The original home built in 1858 is part of the 16 room mansion. Portraits of local notable citizens, Fred Harvey artifacts and the Everhard Collection of glass plate negatives are just a sampling of what this wonderful house museum offers. Be sure to stop by our Victorian Shoppe to make your visit complete.