The Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum will host
the travelling display until Aug. 17

BAXTER SPRINGS - "Ronald Reagan once spoke that Liberty is one generation from extinction, it must be taught, you are not born with it," said Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

His words, spoken at the Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum's Magna Carta exhibit social last Saturday evening, echo the timeless inspiration that to this very day still resonates from the story of the Magna Carta. This enduring legacy is being preserved thanks to the American Bar Association Standing Committee and the Law Library of Congress, who have collaborated to create the traveling exhibit to raise awareness about the Magna Carta and it's roll in future democracies around the world. The ABA has generously donated a complete set of the traveling exhibit to the State of Kansas. That exhibit has made its way to Southeast Kansas, where it will call the Baxter museum home until Aug. 17.

AG Schmidt toured the museum prior to speaking, and thanked all the great people of Baxter Springs and Cherokee County who give their time and funds to make the Heritage Center and Museum such a success. This is a very special place he remarked.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

-- Jordan Zabel is the managing editor for the Cherokee County News-Advocate. He can be emailed at