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Founded: 1854, Pop.: 976 (2000), Elev.: 1051 ft.

Located in the Northeast Region of the state, in Doniphan County northwest of St Joseph between Hiawatha and Sparks near the Wolf River and Brown State Lake & Park.

The history of Highland begins with the Iowa, Sac and Fox Indian Mission est. in 1827 by Father Samuel Irvin, a Presbyterian missionary from Pennsylvania. The original mission still stands at the Native American Heritage Museum, operated by the Kansas State Historical Society. The site is now near the campus of Highland Community College. Built by Irvin, the building, Irvin Hall, has been in use ever since and is listed on the Historic American Building Survey. Highland Community College was chartered in 1858 and is the oldest institution of higher education in Kansas.

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07/04 Coming to The area
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.

Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.