Franklin County Historical Society’s newest exhibit celebrates Franklin County citizens who exercised their right to protest, run for office, and made a difference! They Raised Their Voices: Rabble Rousers and History Makers exhibit panels are on display throughout the county in or near each history maker’s hometown.
In this countywide exhibit, you’ll discover everyday people who advocated for desegregation, abolitionism, women’s suffrage, and good schools. You’ll meet a special agent who hunted down Confederate spies, a Freethinker who published her own Atheist newspaper, and a rancher who spoke out against the KKK while running for office.
All panels are outside and accessible by car or foot. GPS coordinates, address, and QR codes to maps showing approximate locations are available below.
This exhibit will be on display through October 1. They Raised Their Voices is made possible thanks to a grant from Humanities Kansas and is offered in conjunction with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Voices and Votes: Democracy in America.
Special thanks to the following locations and people for hosting exhibit signs: Williamsburg Community Library, Pomona Community library, Wellsville Historical Society, Gilliland Tire & Engine, City of Lane, Patriots Bank, Richmond Public Library, and the Ransom family.
Images of Maps are available below (click for larger image) or download printable the PDF here.