Local historian Robert Yarmer will share the story of early Kansas maps during a program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village, 85 South U.S. 281, just south of Great Bend over the Arkansas River Bridge.
Where we’ve been and how we got here – that and many other stories can be told by maps. Yarmer, a native of the Ellinwood area, has had a lifelong interest in history. Maps are an integral part of understanding the development and settlement of this region, from pre-settlement, through the days of the Santa Fe Trail and Fort Zarah, to the present day. This presentation will provide a look at how the mapping of Kansas has developed and how Kansas has developed "on the map."
The public is welcome to attend and admission is free. A brief business meeting will precede the program. Refreshments will be served.