Train depot museum open additional days

The Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Museum and Carona Depot Complex located between Scammon and Big Brutus will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, through and including Sunday, November 20, 2022.

An Annual Boom Town

Celebrate our Independence in Small Town U.S.A.  Situated in extreme northwest Crawford County, sits Hepler, Kansas. This sleepy, little hamlet…

Painting a Picture: Pittsburg’s Art Scene

When a The New York Times writer stopped by Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center in Pittsburg on the advice of a local, who suggested he see Pittsburg Community Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” while he was in town, he was unprepared for what he stumbled upon: A sold-out show. And it was a great one.

Fishing For a Good Time

On an early spring day that seemed made for fishing, Tom Pebley, of Kansas City, cast his lure into one of the more than 1,000 strip pits that dot Crawford County.

Our Story

Southeast Kansas once looked and acted like the rest of the state, with prairies and farms as far as the eye could see. The search for coal changed everything.

Amazon Army Centennial Speaker Series

For three days in December 1921, thousands of wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, and sweethearts of striking miners marched in protest. FRANKLIN, Kan. – Shaft coal mines in Southeast Kansas were deadly. Pay was low. Laws protected owners, not laborers. For three days in December 1921, thousands of wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, and sweethearts of striking miners marched in protest. Being a women’s march, it made national headlines. Throughout 2021, the “Amazon Army” and related stories are being retold.

Newsletter to promote regional events

A new monthly email will help promote signature events occurring throughout Southeast Kansas. Southeast Kansas Tourism Region (SEKTR) is a joint cooperative of area attractions, chambers, visitors bureaus, and others, and will begin sending out their new email newsletter the last week of each month.

Pitt State club team vies for World Series

For the fifth year in a row, the Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is bringing the National Club Baseball Association Division II World Series to Jaycee Ballpark. And, for the second year in a row, the Pittsburg State club team has a chance to win it all on their home turf.

Happy Walnut Day

Happy Walnut Day! We’re nuts about our small towns in Crawford County and on National Walnut Day we’re celebrating Walnut,…