Tag: history

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 […]

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. […]