This Sunday at 2pm is a free program at the museum about the history of the Leavenworth Pen. Ken LaMaster, of Leavenworth, will be sharing stories and historical tibbits about the “big house.”  This program is in conjunction with our current exhibition, Mugged: A Rogue’s Gallery.  We hope to see you on Sunday!

The Kansas City Star did a story on LaMaster and the release of his book, U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth ($19.99, Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing). To read the story, visit

For an inside look at his book, visit Arcadia Publishing