HUMBOLDT — Humboldt residents gathered around the historic bandstand on the town square Saturday afternoon to celebrate the fact it is listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. The recognition came after the Downtown Action Team applied for the list. The bandstand was surveyed two summers ago by the Kansas Historical Society. They were notified the week of January 8 that they made the cut.
Representatives from the city, county and state spoke during the opening presentation to guests. The late State Rep. Ed Bideau and Sen. Caryn Tyson helped amend Kansas statutes on historic preservation.
Bideau’s wife Margaret and brother David spoke before the crowd, saying how Ed loved the Humboldt community and would have been pleased to see the bandstand on the historic list.