Events & News

Upcoming Events

       August 25, 3 pm: Memories at the Museum: Tales of
Dr. Brinkley — bring your stories and memories to this
month’s program as we all share information about Dr.
Brinkley and his Milford hospital and radio station.


     September 4, 10 am & 4 pm: The Hands On History program
for September will be a scavenger hunt in our new exhibit
space, the Alphabetical History of Geary County! There will be
coloring sheets for younger children and prizes!!!

     September 15, 3-6 pm: The Ice Cream Social is back! Enjoy
delicious ice cream, homemade desserts, a cake walk and live
music from the Kansas Brigade Band and the Junction City High
School jazz band and orchestra!

     October 2, 10 am & 4 pm: Hands On History: Come learn
about original Kansas Native Americans and all about their way
of life with a presentation and hands-on activities. Please RSVP!




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!  Updated

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.




From Katie Goerl the Director -

I am so excited to announce that St. Joseph's Historic Church will receive all new windows this year, thanks to a generous donation from Patricia (Waters) Wertzberger! Patti’s support means the remaining eight windows in the church will be installed this fall. The church was boarded up for many years to protect the interior of the church. Replacing the windows means work can then commence on restoring the floors and choir loft. We are so grateful to Patti and all who have supported the St. Joseph's restoration project, particularly Cindy Quinlan, BillPence, Jan Olewnik, and the many other volunteers who have worked on St. Joe’s for so many years. Your work will help keep this church in the community for many years to come!We hope to hold an event out at St. Joe’s in the fall to open the church to the public and show everyone all the hard work that has been done in the last 11 years. Check our Facebook page for the latest GCHS news at Facebook.com/GearyHistory.