The Lone Jack Historical Society is holding a special event all day Saturday. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Vice President Dan Hadley:

Dan Hadley

One feature will be the reenactment of a tragedy that occurred 150 years ago. Order Number 11 was a military eviction order issued in 1863 on counties along the Missouri/Kansas border. It was an attempt to cut off support to guerrilla groups in the area.

In the days leading up to the eviction notice, Kansas Calvary members were in the area enforcing the notice. They rounded up eight men and boys, and killed six.

Saturday’s events will run all day. They are all being held at the Civil War Battlefield park and Cemetery, located at 305 S. Bynum Road in Lone Jack.

More information is available at

List of Events

 Times are Approximate – Some events may be subject to change/cancellation
7:00 – 10:00 Lone Jack Boy Scouts Troop #33 Pancake Breakfast (Baptist Church)
9:00 Parade (By Invitation Only)
9:00 – 2:00 Helping Hands Food Pantry jams & pickles; Garden of Hope produce + Crafters
10:00 50th Anniversary Museum Re-Dedication (Stage)
Observance of 50th Anniversary of the Lone Jack Museum
Dan Hadley, LJHS VP & Alinda Miller, LJHS President; Gordon Julich, Jackson County Parks + Recreation;
VIP Speaker, President Harry Truman, presented by Raymond Starzmann.
10:00 – 2:00 PTA Carnival
10:30 Turtle Race sponsored by Lone Jack Cub Scouts Troop #33
11:00 Wreath Laying Ceremony (Cemetery), Blue Springs American Legion Post #499;
Reading of Martin Rice’s “Bivouac of the Dead”
11:30 – 12:30 Lee’s Summit American Legion Post #189 – proper disposal of national flag (front of Stage)
Lunch Concession – Lone Jack Historical Society
12:30 – 12:45 Community Awards (Stage) – Lone Jack Board of Aldermen
1:00 – 1:30 150th Anniversary of Order #11 & 6-Man Cemetery Reenactment (Cave Hotel)
Brief introduction to Ewing’s 1863 Order #11 & its impact on the Lone Jack community – the brutal &
bloody military enforcement of the order upon civilians. Immediately followed by a living history reenactment
at the Cave Hotel depicting the hardships effecting Missourians by the harsh edicts of martial law.
2:00 Conclusion: Lowering of Colors. Museum will remain open until 3:00 p.m.