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The Key Camp is proud to take part in many perpetual service projects throughout the year.



Upcoming 2017 Events


Living History Weekend: Civil War on the Missouri/Kansas Border
Saturday, September 2nd 10am - 4pm
Pittsburg

McLouth Threshing Bee
Saturday, September 16th 10:00am to 3:00pm
McLouth

Presentation to Boy Scout Troop at Mine Creek Battlefield
Saturday, October 14th
Mine Creek Battlefield

Past & Continuing Activities


Mine Creek Battlefield Confederate Memorial *Each spring and fall we have a work day (2009) at the Mine Creek Battlefield and Museum to perform maintenance on the battlefield's Confederate Monument. In addition, we participate in living history demonstrations during Confederate Memorial Day, and candlelight tours at the battlefield.

Fall Work Day 2011: Mine Creek work day 10/01/2011 Mine Creek work day 10/01/2011 Mine Creek work day 10/01/2011 Mine Creek work day 10/01/2011 Mine Creek work day 10/01/2011

Spring Work Day 2010: Mine Creek work day 4/10/2010 Mine Creek work day 4/10/2010 Mine Creek work day 4/10/2010 Mine Creek work day 4/10/2010 Mine Creek work day 4/10/2010

*In 2007 and 2008, Key Camp members have held a Kansas Confederate Memorial Day service at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

*Several members are active in grave marker placement and monument restoration.

Mount Vernon Cemetery is the final resting place of Kate King, 01 May 2010 Mount Vernon Cemetery SCV Confederate Headstone Dedication 01 May 2010 Mount Vernon Cemetery SCV Confederate Headstone Dedication 01 May 2010 Mount Vernon Cemetery SCV Confederate Headstone Dedication 01 May 2010 Mount Vernon Cemetery SCV Confederate Headstone Dedication 01 May 2010
Photographs of headstone dedication ceremony for Pvt Columbus A. Turpin by Compatriot Greg Miller [01 May 2010 Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS]

Maple Grove Cemetery is the final resting place of Kate King, 27 Jun 2010 Maple Grove Cemetery SCV Confederate Headstone Dedication 27 Jun 2010 Maple Grove Cemetery SCV Confederate Headstone Dedication 27 Jun 2010 Maple Grove Cemetery SCV Confederate Headstone Dedication 27 Jun 2010 Maple Grove Cemetery SCV Confederate Headstone Dedication 27 Jun 2010 Maple Grove Cemetery SCV Confederate Headstone Dedication 27 Jun 2010
Photographs of headstone dedication ceremony for Pvt Elias Cook by Compatriot Cameron Weir [27 June 2010 Maple Grove Cemetery, Kansas City, KS]


Wornall House door *Key Camp has done volunteer work in helping to maintain the John Wornall House Museum.

*The Key Camp arranged for the placement of a grave marker at the final resting place of our namesake Thomas J.Key

SpringHill Cemetery Key Family Plot T.J.Key grave marker

*The Key Camp and Steele Camp work on a joint service project to maintain the Pleasant Grove Cemetery and Confederate monument at Camden Point, MO.

*The camp proudly represents the SCV each year at the De Soto, KS Fall Parade; Ottawa, KS Veterans Day Parade;
and Leavenworth, KS Veterans Day Parade (2011 Photos by Compatriot Neal Hanley of the Steele Camp ->) . Our entries have won top prizes at these events!

*We take part in living history demonstrations at Quantrill's Raid in Lawrence, and Zimmerman's Kill Creek Farm in DeSoto.

*The Key Camp also takes an active part in War for Southern Independence monument and memorial dedication ceremonies.

*The Key Camp color guard participated in the 2007 Missouri Confederate Memorial Day ceremony.

Missouri Confederate Memorial Day 2007
Photographs of Higginsville, MO 2007 Confederate Memorial Day service by Compatriot John Weir

*For 2009 Kansas Confederate Memorial Day, the Major Thomas J. Key Camp #1920 performed headstone dedication ceremonies
for two Confederate veterans buried in Kansas City, Kansas.

Photographs of Kansas City, KS 2009 Confederate Memorial Day service by Compatriot Cameron Weir



*Key Camp members attended the 2009 SCV National Reunion in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Photos by Compatriot John Weir

*A Civil War re-enactment unit, the Third Missouri Light Artillery, composed of members of the Key Camp, participates in many living history demonstrations including the cannon firing during the playing of the 1812 Overture by the Kansas City Symphony at Union Station Memorial Day weekend.

*Several members participate in historical discussions and demonstrations at local schools.

There are many great opportunities to be involved in the Major Thomas J. Key Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Come on! Join the fun!

Act of the State of Virginia adopting the Federal Constitution, passed the 26th day of June, 1788,

We, the delegates of the people of Virginia, duly elected in the pursuance of a recommendation from the General Assembly, and now met in Convention, having fully and freely investigated and discussed the proceedings of the Federal Convention, and being prepared as well as most mature deliberation hath enabled us, to decide thereon, DO, in their name and in behalf of the people of Virginia, declare and make known, that the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the people of the United States, may be resumed by them, whenever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression; and that every power not granted thereby remains with them, and at their will. That therefore no right of any denomination can be cancelled, abridged, restrained or modified by congress, by the Senate or House of Representatives, acting in any capacity by the President or any department or officer of the United States, except in those instances in which power is given by the Constitution for those purposes; and that among other essential rights, the liberty of conscience and of the press cannot be cancelled, abridged, restrained or modified by any authority of the United States [emphasis added].


The "Key" camp of the Kansas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Exemplars to a Future Age