Grinter Place State Historic Site
Annie and Moses Grinter married in 1838. Soon after, they established a farm at this location overlooking the Kansas River. Annie Grinter, a member of the Lenape (Delaware) tribe, worked alongside her European-American husband as they operated a farm, orchard, trading post, and ferry that took passengers across the river. Their success allowed them to begin building this stately home in 1857. The Kansas State Historical Society operates the home as a small museum. They also offer several educational programs for area schools on the property.
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