Presentation Explores almost 70 years of a predominantly
African-American abandoned cemetery’s history brought back to
life with displays of artifacts, research notes, family history, maps,
and aerial drone photos.
Guest Speaker: Shirley Hurd and Ann Rawlins, OFGS Researchers
Friday, February 12, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
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The abandoned Mayhew Cemetery was active from about 1868 -1937. The Mayhew is located
in Fort Scott, KS. There are no tombstones to mark the graves of at least 176 early Fort Scott
and Bourbon County citizens buried there. Shirley Hurd and Ann Rawlins are both members and
researchers for the Old Fort Genealogy Society in Fort Scott, KS.
For more information about “Mayhew The Forgotten Cemetery” contact the Gordon Parks
Museum at 620 -223-2700 ext. 5850 or visit http://www.gordonparkscenter.org/.