Spring Tours 2019
Tom Parish, Zeandale Dugout (detail)
Saturday, March 30
Sunday, March 31
Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, April 27 | SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 28 | SOLD OUT
Saturday, May 11 | SOLD OUT
Sunday, May 12
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Arched roof cellars, unique to the Flint Hills, have piqued an interest that continues to be strong.
Tours of these cellars were first offered by The Volland Store in the Spring of 2016 as a response to the Store’s art exhibit “The Spirit of Place: Rooted in the Flint Hills” by Tom Parish. Tours of arched cellars in Wabaunsee County in the Spring of 2016 quickly sold out, and additional tours have been offered every Fall and Spring since.
In the working landscape of the Flint Hills, many structures have fallen into disrepair, but there are stunning barns and outbuildings with fascinating stories to tell.
Through the years, as guests traveled down country roads from cellar to cellar, they noticed the barns, the sheds, and the other outbuildings that dotted the landscape. They asked questions about them and suggested a barn tour. Rob Meseke, the tour guide, understood their curiosity. He too was fascinated by barns. A fourth-generation Wabaunsee County resident, he grew up around these structures and knew their stories. This Spring, Rob will lead The Volland Store’s first barn tours.
A tour of historic arched-roof cellars
A tour of barns in the Flint Hills
$26 per person
Buffet Lunch by reservation $12.50