Events & News

January 24-30: Now accepting reservations for Traveling Trunk presentations for Kansas Day (Sunday, January 29)! We are all booked up for January 27th already, so call ASAP to have us present to your group! We are also looking for volunteers — please join!

January 29: Memories at the Museum, 3-4 p.m.: Join us for a round table discussion about your memories of life during World War II in Geary County! This group interview will be recorded and entered into GCHS archives. This new monthly event is open to all who wish to participate or listen. Bring your memories — we’ll provide treats!


February 1: Home-school Wednesday: In February, we will have a program about the art of quilt-making and importance of quilts to Kansas pioneers, featuring a hands-on activity on quilt design.

February 3: Green Park Apartments youth group outreach presentation about Fun Before Nintendo.

Experts to appraise family heirlooms at Antiques Showcase Feb. 17

  Do you know the history of your family heirlooms? Find out at the Antiques Showcase at Geary County Historical Society on Friday, Feb. 17!

The event, which is inspired by the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow, begins with a pork loin dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation and appraisal of artifacts. Jan Gray of Garden Gate Antiques and Jay Brown of Brown Real Estate and Auction Services will appraise the value of your antiques, while museum staff and volunteers will research the history behind each item. 

Tickets are $25 for dinner and an antique appraisal. All items must be submitted to the museum by Feb. 3. Simply bring your antique to the museum by the first Friday of February, and we will store it safely in a locked, climate-controlled room accessible only to researchers until the showcase.
All proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit the historical society and museum.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out both the monetary value and historical significance of your family heirloom!

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Stop by or call the museum at 785-238-1666 to reserve your ticket, or email us at for more information.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat now.

For comments and questions, give us a call at 785-238-1666 or email

How Can You Help?

The Historical Society is always looking for volunteers and donations for:

Host, Collection Care, Events, Characters, and Traveling Trunks

Your commitment can be one-time for an event or as often as you like. 

Or if you have a special skill to share, please let us know!

 Volunteers Needed! 
    Do you like to bake? You can help the Geary County Historical Society with our efforts to make up for lost public funds and offer exciting new programs to the community right in your own home. We need home-made items such as cookies, pies and cakes for events like the Ice Cream Social, and educational programs at the Museum throughout the year. If you can help, contact the Museum at 238-1666. We will check with you when a fund raiser or program is coming up.

  • Help preserve of St. Joseph’s! 

GCHS is working to restore St. Joseph’s Church on McDowell Creek Road to usable condition. The building has been placed on the State Register of Historic Places. 
 See the St. Joseph Church Page of this site for more information.