History

New exhibit focuses on notorious cases

The Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City has created a major new exhibit featuring evidence from a 1920s crime spree and a 1950s murder case that focused unwanted national attention on southwest Kansas. Entitled “True Crime, Solving Notorious Cases from Finney County’s History,” the 525-square foot exhibit is designed […]

FCHS Holiday open house set for Saturday

By STEVE QUAKENBUSH, FCHS Executive Director Santa Claus is setting up shop at the Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City, and everyone is welcome to stop by during the upcoming holiday open house set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, with an encore exhibit featuring an […]

Museum program to feature King Alfonso

By Steve Quakenbush, Executive Director Finney County Historical Society Conny Bogaard, Ph.D., and Debra Bolton, Ph.D., will present a joint pre-holiday program for the next “Evening at the Museum” offering scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in the meeting room of the Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. Fourth St. […]

New exhibit highlights fire department history

By The Finney County Historical Museum The Garden City Fire Department has been protecting lives and property since 1887, and the agency’s 130th birthday is being celebrated with an exhibit that opened this week in the Front Door Gallery at the Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. Fourth St. Entitled […]

The Blizzard of 1886

The blizzard of 1886. One of the saddest cases resulting from the storm in Finney County, was that of George Beck. He was living on a homestead east of Garden City. During the day when he was away from his shanty, some one stole a part of his roof and […]

Rupp’s in Cold Blood

From Rupp’s Tire: “Did you know, that a portion of the movie “In Cold Blood” was filmed in the mens restroom of our station? We still occasionally get visitors who love the film that come from all over the surrounding states just to take pictures! Who knew?”

Historic Homes Tour

Historic Homes Tour set for June 18 Tickets are on sale for Finney County’s 2017 Historic Homes and Buildings Tour, set for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, June 18. The tours offer an opportunity to explore the past by visiting five structures linked to the community’s heritage. Tour sites […]