Fiber Fest at Shawnee Indian Mission

The Shawnee Indian Mission is planning its annual Fiber Fest arts and crafts event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, 3403 West 53rd St., Fairway. Area fiber artists and guild members will demonstrate their crafts. Handmade items, plants and baked goods will be available for purchase. A "make and take" workshop will be offered for an additional fee. The play "Citizens of Our Cemetery," which tells the story of the mission and those who lived there, will be presented at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the mission. A tour of the cemetery, on Shawnee Mission Parkway, begins at 2 p.m. For more information, call the mission at (913) 262-0867. The Shawnee Mission was one of many missions established as a manual training school attended by American Indian boys and girls from Shawnee, Delaware, and other Indian nations from 1839 to 1862. The mission, a National Historic Landmark, is operated by the Kansas Historical Society.

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