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Ottawa is located in Franklin County, south of Lawrence on Highway 59, just north of Interstate 35. Ottawa is the county seat of Franklin County. Forest Park is the property of the city, and lies within its limits. It contains 40 acres, and lies on the banks of the Marais des Cygnes River.

Through the liberality of the city, the Chautauqua Assemblies, one the of largest and best equipped of all the Chautauquas, was provided with a large and convenient tabernacle, normal-class building, and assembly-hall. The Assembly had free use of the park during the meetings, and the people of the city and adjoining country took an active and earnest interest in the welfare of the Assembly. Ottawa's chautauqua was one of the biggest around.

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03/27 Coming to The area
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.