PBS asked to be allowed on the grounds and inside the buildings, and requested to interview an employee. Hensler said the county is just one of three parties who need to grant access.
The site is managed by Riley County and the Historical Society, but it is owned by the state. The filming is planned for September 8, but the site will remain open and accessible to the public. PBS producers agreed to not impede guest experiences during filming. The commissioners agreed to allow access to PBS to highlight the historic site.