Fort Scott, KS- The Lowell Milken Center in historic downtown Fort Scott opened ten years ago.
In that time, the center went from a single building with 12 hundred square feet to two buildings with 9 thousand square feet of displays.
Megan felt says the center has brought the stories of unsung heroes for historic purposes, as well as economic development to Southeast Kansas.
Megan Felt, Lowell Milken Center Program Director, “We’ve had now had visitors from all 50 states and 86 different countries, and you never know who’s strolling the streets of downtown Fort Scott and interested in learning more about history”
The center adds more displays about people who have had an impact on history but may not be well known.
Stewart was one of three students from Uniontown High School that brought the world’s attention to a polish social worker who saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish children during World War II.
The story of Irena Sendler was eventually made into a movie thanks thanks to their research.
Both of her fellow classmates from high school are now teachers as a result.
The center unveiled several new exhibits as part of the anniversary