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of the "Fightin'est Fort in the West"
2018 rifle raffle for the Fort Wallace Memorial Association is a new
reproduction 1860 Spencer Carbine. 2018 marks the 150th year
of the fight on Beecher Island. The Forsyth scouts were
issued Spencer for their campaign who started their search at Fort
Wallace. Stationed at Fort Wallace was the 10th Cavalry Buffalo
Soldiers who were issued the Spencer Carbine. The 10th Cavalry
rescued the Scouts.
The drawing will be held in September 2018 as part of the Sesquicentennial Observances of the Beecher event. Plans are being made for the event. Please come back for more announcements on our website Support.
|Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3
to buy the tickets at the Fort Wallace Museum.
Ticket buyers must meet Federal and State gun laws.
Fort Wallace Museum
2655 Highway 40
Wallace, KS 67761
|Fort Wallace Memorial Association has formed "Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum." The Guardians is an auxiliary membership group that was formed under the non-profit Fort Wallace Memorial Association to raise money to support Museum operation and programming. For more information please see Support.|
The Fort Wallace Museum will also host a lecture the following day, Sunday, March 18, at 2:00
pm MST by imminent historian D.K. Clark of Lansing, KS. A former professor of the US Army
Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Dr. Clark is one of the pre-emminent
authorities on the Plains Wars. His presentation “The Battle of Beecher Island’ will be a great
kick-off to understanding the events that connected Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado
150 years ago. No admission charge for lecture, donations gratefully accepted.
||The Association is pleased to announce the donation of another major collection - Richard “Dick” Rhea of Sharon Springs has donated the Rhea Antique Pump Organ Collection to our Museum! We are excited to bring another dimension to the Fort Wallace Museum and are so grateful to the entire Rhea family for the product of nearly 30 years of Dick’s treasured hobby. The Pump Organ Collection has been housed in the Sharon Springs Main Street building since 2003; the 55+ pump and reed organs will now go into storage for a period of time, and the Memorial Association will commence another building project! A new Rhea Pump Organ Building Fund has already been established and we welcome input and Donations as we create a new home for this one-of-a-kind collection! Building Fund Goal is set at $105,000. Donation can be sent to the address below in the contact area or through PayPal. Please designate the use of your gift.|
2655 Highway 40
Wallace, KS 67761
You can find the Fort Wallace Museum on Google Map and
Wallace Memorial Association is 501(c)3
organization set up to run the Fort Wallace Museum.
Please contact the Museum about making a donation.
Fort Wallace Memorial will take donations through Pay Pal.
|Free admission with a suggested donation of
$7 per adult.
Winter hours [Nov.- March 15] 10 am-4 pm Thurs.- Sat. and 1 pm-4pm Sunday
Summer hours [March 16 - Oct.] 9am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 1-5 pm Sunday
*Note: All times Mountain Time*
The Fort Wallace Museum is the perfect place for your family to explore! The Museum will be opening its brand-new exhibit space in the Milford Becker Addition, where you can experience Fort Wallace and the Old West in a new, exciting way! Take a seat in the reproduction BOD Stagecoach, see the facades of buildings from Wallace County History and crane your neck to see a 40-foot plesiosaur fossil found in 1867! Located just east of the town of Wallace on Highway 40!