Friends of the Murrell Home will host their annual field trip on Saturday, April 12, to Fort Scott, Kan.
A chartered bus tour will explore important sites related to the Murrell Home and the Civil War history in the Cherokee Nation. The tour leaves promptly at 8 a.m. at the Murrell Home in Park Hill and will return about 8:30 p.m.
Fort Scott is a National Historic Site located in the downtown area and is over a three-hour bus ride from Park Hill. During the return trip, the tour will stop at Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum. Baxter Springs is the site where the Fort Blair massacre of Union soldiers by Quan-trill’s Raiders occurred, and the museum features exhibits on its history.
Cost for the program is $35 per person and includes admission to the historic sites and museums. Information packets will be provided and a video shown on the bus. Participants are responsible for their meals and snacks. Major credit cards are accepted for the trip. All sales are final, but tickets are transferable. To reserve a seat, or for more information, contact the Murrell Home at (918) 456-2751 or at murrellhome@ okhisto ry.org.