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Constitution Hall - Collections

Constitution Hall tells the stories of the town of Lecompton, the Land Office where American Indian lands were sold by the U.S. government to settlers, surveying the territory.

Collections on exhibit

Ely Moore deskThese items from our collections are featured on the first floor that was used as a land office:

  • Ely Moore used this desk from 1857 to 1860 and made sure legal procedures were followed
  • Plump bob
  • Tripod
  • Transit
  • Chain

Cool Things - stories from our collections - Calhoun's Candlebox

Items from 
community organizationsThese items from our collections are featured on the second floor that was used as the assembly hall:

  • Hand shackles, seldom used in Kansas Territory
  • Pitcher belonging to a former slave
  • Community activities items from Masons, Oddfellows, Modern Woodmen, and Ku Klux Klan.

Related collections

Browse these collections items related to Constitution Hall but not on display at the site.

Kansas Memory - items featured in our digital archives related to Constitution Hall

Further reading

Bibliography - Lecompton Constitution resources

National Register - nomination for the site