Tag: history

Museum noon lecture series resumes

Finney County Historical Museum kicked off a new round of its Brown Bag Lunch program on Tuesday with a presentation by museum education coordinator Johnetta Hebrlee that focused on homesteading and settlement in Kansas and the southwest portion of the state. The annual series traditionally provides live presentations about history […]

Museum’s Brown Bag lunch series set to begin

The Finney County Historical Society’s first Brown Bag Lunch program of 2018 will get under way Tuesday, Feb. 6, kicking off a month-long series of five presentations — a change from the original four scheduled. The annual series traditionally provides live presentations about history and related topics at noon each […]

Museum’s “True Crime” exhibit officially open

  A crowd of well wishers packed into the Finney County Historical Museum Thursday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of a new, major exhibit that features items from two of the most notorious crime cases in local history. Entitled “True Crime, Solving Notorious Cases from Finney County’s History,” the […]

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 […]

Traditions: A Garden City original for decades

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Editor’s Note: This story is part of a month-long series called the 25 Days of Downtown Christmas that will highlight the fantastic selection of retailers in downtown Garden City. Finding a place that offers an old fashioned ice cream float or a banana […]

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 […]

Cemetery tours tickets sold out

All tickets have been sold for the Finney County Historical Society’s Historic Walking Tours of Valley View Cemetery, which are scheduled Oct. 26, 27 and 28 in partnership with the cemetery staff. The Finney County Historical Museum has started a waiting list for tickets, in case any become available due […]

Community Mexican Fiesta begins Friday

The 91st annual Community Mexican Fiesta gets underway Friday and Saturday with the theme, “Somos Un Pueblo” — “We Are One Town.” The event, taking place annually since 1926, observes the Mexican Independence Day, is celebrated across the U.S. and has included a parade each year in Garden City since […]