Tag: history

Evening history program series resumes at museum

The Finney County Historical Museum’s Evening at the Museum series resumes tonight at 7 p.m. with a program about immigration. Oscar Rivera of Garden City will present, “From Honduras to Kansas”, explaining his story of immigration to the U.S. at the museum, 403 S. Fourth St. The Evening at the […]

Spring ‘Brown Bag’ lunch program underway

Johnetta Hebrlee, right, Finney County Historical Museum Education Coordinator, speaks during a past Brown Bag Lunch presentation at the museum. The free program is available at noon on the second Wednesday of each month through April. The Finney County Historical Museum’s 2019 Brown Bag Lunch series began Jan. 9 and […]

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 […]