The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum of Goessel, KS will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the Goessel Mennonite Church. The event will begin with a business meeting of yearly reports, activities, and budget approval. It will then move on to the program portion.
Brian Stucky, President of the Friends of the Cherokee Trail– Kansas will present a program on the “Cherokee Trail in Kansas.” This trans-continental Gold Rush trail passes through the Goessel community within 1 mile south of Goessel.
Stucky was invited to speak at the National Convention of the Oregon-California Trail Association. He recently published an article in the “Wagon Tracks” magazine, the national journal of the Santa Fe Trail Association, titled, “Why the Cherokee Trail is Important” which just came out in November 2018.
New information never before presented will discuss the Cherokee Trail connection to the naming of Emma Township, the Emma Creeks, and the possible site of the grave of Emma, the young lady buried along its banks.
Refreshments will follow the program. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.