Mary Ann McCutchan:
Pioneer Woman in
Mary Ann McCutchan moved to Kansas Territory in 1859 with
her husband and six children. They built their cabin in Kanwaka,
a community just west of the new town of Lawrence.
The Underground Railroad, border ruffians, Quantrill's Raid, and
the birth of another child are but a few of the challenges that
Mary Ann and her husband faced before and during the
Mary Ann McCutchan is portrayed by
Janet C. Armstead
1806 2nd St.
Wamego KS 66547
Janet retired after 41 years of teaching in Kansas public and private schools. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Music Education from Kansas State University. Her work in historic performance, service as the Education Chair, and a life member of the Santa Fe Trail Association keeps Janet busy. She is also chair of the Fort Larned Old Guard, and the choir director for the Zeandale Community Church. Janet and her husband, Dean, have two children and five grandchildren. Janet resides in Wamego, KS.