Tag: Finney County Historical Society

FINNEY COUNTY MUSEUM EXHIBIT TO MARK CENTENNIAL OF WOMEN VOTING

19th.tif EEOC.tif The Finney County Historical Museum will host a traveling exhibit before, during and after Election Day that’s designed to bring life to the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Kansas.     The exhibit, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kansas, is scheduled for display Oct. 28-Nov. […]

NEW MUSEUM EXHIBIT TRACES HISTORY OF LOCAL WOMEN’S GROUPS

The newest short-term exhibit in the Finney County Historical Museum’s Front Door Gallery has just opened, offering visitors a picture of how local women have founded and developed a wide range of associations, organizations, clubs and societies devoted to improving the quality of life in the community.     The display, entitled […]

CEMETERY WALKING TOUR TICKETS GOING ON SALE AT 9 A.M. SEPT. 28

Volunteer Shelia Hendershot portrays Reba Hutchison, wife of Kansas Supreme Court Justice William E. Hutchison, during the 2016 Historic Walking Tours of Valley View Cemetery. Tickets are available now at the Finney County Historical Museum. Courtesy photo.     Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 for the Finney […]

FINNEY COUNTY MUSEUM’S RIB SALE FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY

    The Finney County Historical Society’s annual pre-Labor Day spare rib sale is under way as a fund-raising endeavor to support exhibits, educational programs, research efforts and artifact preservation at the Finney County Museum.     While a number of FCHS activities have been called off or curtailed due to COVID-19 precautions, organizers […]

HISTORIC FULTON HOUSE OPENING THIS WEEKEND FOR SUMMER

The Historic William Fulton House, located southwest of the Finney County Museum inside Garden City’s Lee Richardson Zoo, will open for weekend visits June 27.     The folk Victorian style home, built in 1884, is owned and operated by the Finney County Historical Society.  Plans call for the structure to be […]

THREE NEW MEMBERS ELECTED TO HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD

Three new members have joined the Finney County Historical Society Board of Directors after an election for the 22 person governing body of the 72-year old organization, and nine returning members have been re-elected for additional two-year terms.       The new members include Nikki Geier, who will fill out the […]

FINNEY COUNTY MUSEUM CLOSED FOR STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

The Finney County Historical Museum is closed as of March 30 in compliance with the statewide stay-at-home executive order issued by Governor Laura Kelly.     The museum closed exhibits on March 24, but continued office and research operations.  Offices have now closed as well.  In addition, all planned museum events have […]