In 854, Reverend W. H. Goode came to Kansas to select locations for the stationing of ministers for the Methodist Church. One site was the Marias des Cygne Mission, later to be known as Osawatomie. Early pastors would ride a “circuit” on horseback from place to place.
In the new church, structural pieces of history, such as these old stained glass windows, came along to the new location. Old offering baskets and a small amount of memorabilia would make the journey as well.