Tag: Finney County Historical Museum

Finney County Museum’s annual rib sale fundraiser underway

Orders being taken through Aug. 21; pick up on Aug. 30 The Finney County Historical Society’s annual pre-Labor Day spare rib sale is underway as a fund-raising endeavor to support exhibits, educational programs, research efforts and artifact preservation at the Finney County Museum. According to the Museum, orders may be […]

Annual Flea Market Festival coming July 14

Finney County Historical Museum’s 9th annual Flea Market Festival is scheduled for July 14 at Lee Richardson Zoo. More than 4,700 people from Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and additional states attended the festival last summer which features antiques, collectibles, art and crafts. The gathering offers booths set up by 60-plus […]

New Fleagle Gang artifact added at Finney County Museum

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications On a day that marked the 90th anniversary of the Fleagle gang’s notorious 1928 Colorado bank robbery, the Finney County Historical Museum unveiled Wednesday a piece of Fleagle-related history that will go on display at the museum. The Fleagle Gang were infamous Finney […]

New exhibit features local Farm Bureau history

By The Finney County Historical Museum Images and artifacts spanning a century of southwest Kansas agriculture are on display in a new exhibit in the Front Door Gallery at the Finney County Historical Museum. The display, “Helping Feed the World 100 Years,” marks the 100th anniversary of the Finney County […]

Next Museum program to focus on area’s Mexican heritage

The Finney County Historical Museum’s 2018 Evening at the Museum lecture series will continue Tuesday, March 20, in Garden City with a presentation by Henry “Hank” Avila, focusing on southwest Kansas families who trace their heritage to Mexico. Now in its fourth year, the series features a different presentation on […]

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 […]