Shawnee Indian Mission Site
The Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site is a historic landmark located in Fairway, KS. It was established in 1839 by the Methodist Episcopal Church to educate and evangelize the Shawnee Native American tribe. The mission was a major center for Shawnee education and culture for more than a decade. The Mission operated until 1862 when it closed due to the Civil War. Today, the site is operated by the Kansas Historical Society and is open to the public for tours and educational programs.