We are grateful for your continued interest and support, and we were truly looking forward to sharing our sites with you. However, out of concern for the safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff, The Volland Store has decided to postpone Spring Barn and Cellar tours to Fall 2020.
In an effort to keep the bookkeeping simple, we will refund all Spring 2020 ticket purchases.
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Stay Safe, Stay Home, and Be Well.
We look forward to seeing you on a tour in the Fall!
James Cook, Gun Barrel Hill Stone Work Photo, courtesy of The Volland Store
Arched roof cellars, unique to the Flint Hills, have piqued an interest that continues to be strong.
Tours of these cellars were first offered by The Volland Store in the Spring of 2016 as a response to the Store’s art exhibit “The Spirit of Place: Rooted in the Flint Hills” by Tom Parish. Tours of arched cellars in Wabaunsee County in the Spring of 2016 quickly sold out, and additional tours have been offered every Fall and Spring since.
In the working landscape of the Flint Hills, many structures have fallen into disrepair, but there are stunning barns and outbuildings with fascinating stories to tell.
Through the years, as guests traveled down country roads from cellar to cellar, they noticed the barns, the sheds, and the other outbuildings that dotted the landscape. They asked questions about them and suggested a barn tour. In the Spring of 2019, we offered Barn Tours for the first time, and they were an immediate hit! In the Fall of 2019, we combined both barn and cellars into one tour, exposing our visitors to a full history of the masons and craftsmen that built these homesteads.
Tours of historic Flint Hills barns and arched-roof cellars
will resume in Fall 2020
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