MANUAL LABOR SCHOOL (SIMLS)
"This site is very important. I know the citizens of Fairway feel very strongly about the site. The Shawnee feel very strongly about the site. The site needs to be preserved. It needs to be maintained. I want to see it survive for another 150 years."
- Shawnee Chief Ben Barnes
PRESERVATION EXPERTS AGREE
Complete restoration and continued preservation of the Shawnee Indian Manual Labor School—at no cost to the State of Kansas or the local community—so that the site's full history may be shared with generations to come.
Shawnee Tribe Councilman Keni Hood outside East Building (2021)
Curling & lifting shingles in need of replacement
A phased, multi-year approach in full consultation with preservation experts and all key stakeholders, including the State of Kansas, all tribal nations with historical ties to the Shawnee Indian Manual Labor School, and the community local to the site.