2017 Christmas in Lecompton Nov. 1st – Jan. 1st

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Nighttime Christmas tree, Lecompton

The Territorial Capital Museum is the home of largest indoor Christmas Tree display with antique and vintage ornaments in the Midwest!  Come visit Lecompton and get into the Christmas spirit: Nov. 1st thru Jan. 1st.  TOUR both museums, SHOP at our stores, EAT at our restaurants.  The Territorial Capital Museum has over 120 Christmas trees with antique, vintage, and themed decorations.  Many unique ornaments–plus– a 15 foot live cedar tree in our beautiful chapel!

We will have special hours during the holiday season: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm; Saturday 11am-4pm; and Sunday 1pm-5pm.  We graciously accept donations for an admittance fee.  We have a box where you can put monetary donations.  Larger groups see below.

The Territorial Capital Museum is located at 640 E. Woodson in Lecompton.  It is a stone building (it used to be the Lane University building) right behind the old brick Lecompton High School building.  We have plenty of parking to the west of the building, plus some to the east.  The building is handicapped accessible.  The west entrance has a platform lift.  (If you need to use the lift, please tell the staff once you get here or call 785-887-6148.)  Each floor has a chair lift.  We ask that assisted living facilities please call in advance so that we can be ready for your visit.  For the donation fee: we take cash, check and credit card.

If you have a large group (over 20 people) who would be interested in coming, please call and let us know so we can get you on our schedule.  We ask that large groups please donate $5 per person.  We offer special programs for groups, such as performing the Bleeding Kansas Play for a small additional fee and including a visit to Constitution Hall.   To see the Bleeding Kansas Play, both museums, and the Christmas trees, the fee is $15 per person.

Gift Shops are in both of the museums in Lecompton.  We carry all kinds of great books, souvenirs, and gifts.

Remember to visit Constitution Hall when you are in town to see the trees at the Territorial Capital Museum.  Lecompton is a very historic town–We have two museums!!

Stay in town and have lunch and shop!  There are lots of things to do in Lecompton!  Lecompton was voted a “best small town” in Kansas by the readers of KANSAS! Magazine.

Tour our Historic Lecompton Museums

Shop in Lecompton Stores

Eat in Lecompton Eateries

Lecompton has several eating options for different sized groups!

Call 785-887-6148 for more information or to reserve a date for your group to visit.

Where are we?  Lecompton, Kansas is in the North-East region of our lovely state.  We are between Topeka and Lawrence.  Take I-70 and use exit 197.  Or you can take Hwy 24 or Hwy 40.  Just 45 minutes from Kansas City!  The address for the Territorial Capital Museum is 640 E. Woodson.

WWII ornaments, Lecompton, Christmas trees

Ornaments produced during WWII with paper tops.

Christmas trees, Lecompton, Midwest, Antique, Vintage

Over 120 Christmas trees with antique and vintage decorations–the largest indoor Christmas tree exhibit in the Midwest!

Lecompton, Christmas Trees, Ornaments

Large Father Christmas die-cut paper with spun glass, probably 1890-1900.

Christmas lights, Lecompton

Before electric lights, families lit their trees with candles. Some candles were clipped to limbs, others hung in glass containers. A bucket of water was always nearby!

Nighttime Christmas tree, Lecompton

Art Room at Christmas, Photo by Ronald Trueblood

Christmas tree houses,

Little cardboard houses from the 1940’s with cellophane windows. Made in Japan!

 

Lecompton, Christmas trees, Pink ornaments

Beautiful Christmas trees decorated with vintage and antique ornaments.

Shiny Brite Ornaments from the 1950's

Shiny Brite Ornaments from the 1950’s

 

15 ft live cedar tree in the chapel of the Territorial Capital Museum.

15 ft live cedar tree in the chapel of the Territorial Capital Museum.

Over 70 tree decorated with vintage and antique ornaments!

Over 70 tree decorated with vintage and antique ornaments!

Feather tree dated around 1910.

Feather tree dated around 1910.

Metal rationing during the war briefly changed the way ornaments were made.

Metal rationing during the war briefly changed the way ornaments were made.

Lots of interesting antique and vintage ornaments!

Lots of interesting antique and vintage ornaments!

Flocked bottle brush tree from the 1940's.

Flocked bottle brush tree from the 1940’s.

Tree made out of barbed wire!

Tree made out of barbed wire!

Click below to view our flyer with information:

2017 Christmas in Lecompton

 

 

4 Comments on “2017 Christmas in Lecompton Nov. 1st – Jan. 1st”

  1. Martha R. Fleming [A 3310]

    Looks very pretty AND unique, wish I could view it in person! The live tree is especially outstanding! I grew up using the ice-cycles putting them on – one by one, even after being married many years – it was tradition!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Doris Coone

    Our tour guide on Monday, December 26th was wonderful with her overview of Lecompton history which was fascinating! I thoroughly enjoyed all the displays and was pleasantly surprised to see my childhood silver Christmas tree!

    1. LecomptonKS

      Hi Cassie! Thanks for asking! We are in North-East Kansas. Located right between Topeka and Lawrence. Right off of I-70, exit 197. You can also take Hwy 24 or Hwy 40. Our address is 640 E. Woodson, Lecompton, KS.

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