Sunflower Journeys Program 1510
The Ritchie House: Sunflower Journeys visits the Ritchie House of Topeka, thought to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Viewers will learn the history of this home, its builder, John Ritchie, and plans for continuing the restoration of this historic structure. McPherson Restoration: Sunflower Journeys visits McPherson, Kansas, where some business owners are working to remove the metal facades put on in the 1950s and 60s and uncover the original craftsmanship beneath. The core of the Main Street Project is the McPherson Opera House, which is undergoing phases of restoration. Kansas Preservation: Sunflower Journeys talks with retiring Kansas State Historical Society director Ramon Powers about the state of preservation in Kansas and visits Leavenworth, a community that has succeeded in restoring a number of homes and businesses.
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