The Key Camp is proud to take part in many perpetual service projects throughout the year.
Upcoming 2018 Events
Stephen Dill Lee Institute [Website]
Saturday, February 17
Spring Work Day 2018 with The Civil War Trust; Mine Creek Battlefield
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9:00am
Mine Creek Battlefield
SCV Kansas Division Reunion and Convention
SCV National Reunion [Website]
Past & Continuing Activities
*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.
*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.
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