Events & News

Upcoming Events

August 9: Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser: Help support the historical society by picking up a pizza from Papa Murphy’s on Thursday, August 9. Just mention our fundraiser to contribute 15% of your purchase to Geary County Historical Society. Thank you!

August 26, 3 pm: Memories at the Museum: Opera House Memories. Share your favorite moments in Opera House history with us in commemoration of its historic 120th anniversary.

September 5, 10 am & 4 pm: September’s Hands on History program is all about Apples, Apples, Apples! This month we’ll make a yummy apple treat and learn about everything you can make with apples, from cider and applesauce to apple pie.

September 16, 3-6 pm: Ice Cream Social: Mark your calendars now for our annual Ice Cream Social! Along with ice cream, we will also sell homemade pies and baked goods, pickles, popcorn & hot dogs. Don’t forget about the live music! This year we welcome the talents of local favorite Quittin’ Time as well as the Junction City High School band and orchestra.

September 21-22: GCHS will have a booth at the blues festival in Heritage Park in September — come out and support our fundraiser! Hot food, cool drinks, icy treats & more!

October 6: Want to support the preservation of St. Joseph’s Historic Church and Cemetery? Save this date — we’re planning a night of music and festivities, and you won’t want to miss it!


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.