Events & News

Upcoming Events

Open House at St. Joseph's Historic Church!
May 6th, 10am-1pm

This is a great opportunity to see the inside of the church, learn about the history of building and the ongoing restoration work being done to bring this building back to life! 

Time Travel Camp
Registration is now closed!

Time Travel Camp is geared towards children ages 9-13 and will run from May 30th-June 2nd, 9am-12pm. This year, campers will travel back to the 1800s to hone their pioneer skills, including candle making, bread baking, and compass reading, as they prepare to make the journey to Kansas on their final day of camp.

Questions about Time Travel Camp can be directed to 
Lisa Highsmith at

Now Available in the Museum Gift Shop! 

May 2th, 1-3:30pm
STEAM Saturday: TBD

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. 

 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 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. 
Click here for more information on the St. Joseph Project,

        Recent updates include: 
                * Electricity!! 
                * New cement walk up to the church

        Current financial needs:
            *Repairs to the bell tower have revealed an issue with rotting wood. The repair to the wood and the stonemasonry carries an estimated cost of $4000. 
            *To install temperature control, the estimated cost is $2000.

If you are interested in donating to assist in these new financial needs, please reach out to the museum at 785-238-1666.