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Rural History Club Field Trip

  • Ottawa, Kansas 66067 (map)

Mettenburg Farm, which serves as learning site for the Tallgrass Network Savory Hub, is a working family farm dating back to the 1860s and comprises several archeological sites of interest. Join us and the Franklin County, Kansas, Rural History Club for a tour and mutual theorizing about these sites.

Situated within the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, Franklin County is home to a rich history around the settling of the West, the fighting that culminated in the Civil War, homesteading, the re-settling of a number of Native American tribes, and more.

The Franklin County Rural History Club was formed with the intent to learn and understand the history of our county's rural heritage and sites of interest. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at Ottawa City Hall/Library parking lot, and end at 2 p.m.

Other sites will include Ohio City ghost town, Brenzikofer farm at Rantoul, and Needham Farmstead. This will be the Club's first field trip. For more information and a full agenda, contact tour organizer Bob Marsh at

Earlier Event: March 3
Holistic Planned Grazing Workshop
Later Event: September 3
"First Saturdays" Open House