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Welcome To Fort Wallace Museum

Home of the "Fightin'est Fort in the West"

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8:00 am - registration, Main Lobby of Museum

9:00 am- unveiling of USA 38 Star flag donated by the Cox Family 

9:30 am - Opening Remarks, Deb Goodrich, Garvey Historian in Residence  

9:45 am - Michelle M. Martin, Doctoral Candidate / Dorothy Woodward Mem. Fellow, Uni. of New Mexico

“Col. And Mrs. Forsyth Revisit Beecher Island”


10:45 am - Break


11:00 am - Ken Spurgeon, Professor and Filmmaker "Westward Expansion" 

12:00 pm - Mrs. Libbie Custer, as portrayed by Marla Matkin


12:30 PM - Lunch Break


1:30 pm - Jim Gray, Historian, "Stages to the Railheads" 

When the railroad was completed across the continent, the Butterfield Overland Stage business fell by the wayside but not so all the shorter lines that linked towns to the depots. 

2:30 pm - Dr. Chris Gabel "The Transcontinental Railroad and Its Impact on Plains Tribes" 


3:30 pm - Break


3:45 pm - Michael Grauer, Director, National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center “The Red River War"

Western Kansas has a poignant connection to this conflict with the plight of the German Family, attacked in Logan County in 1874.   

4:45 to 5:00 pm Concluding Remarks

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Symposium (Including Lunch):        

$75 for non-members of the Guardians

$50 for members of the Guardians of Fort Wallace

Capt. Keogh's Emerald Banquet
To be given by the GUARDIANS OF FORT WALLACE at the Fort Wallace Memorial Museum, in Wallace on the evening of the 16th of March, 2019

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The Guardians of Fort Wallace proudly present Lt. Col. (ret) D. K. Clark speaking on St. Patrick's Day about a very significant Irishman, Capt. Myles Keogh, post commander from 1866-1867.  D.K. Clark joined us a year ago and there was a standing room only crowd so arrive early. D. K.  Clark has a distinguished career in the Army and was an instructor at the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

2 p.m. Mountain Time, March 17, at the Fort Wallace Museum.
Suggested donation is $10 and refreshments will be served.

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2019 expo

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Celebrating 150 years since the arrival of the Kansas Pacific Railroad and the

history of the Butterfield Overland Despatch

All this in addition to the fabulous Ft. Wallace Museum!

Mark your calendars for July 12th, 13th and 14th, 2019

The 2019 rifle raffle for the Fort Wallace Memorial Association is a new reproduction Stage coach Shotgun and Mason conversion Pistol.   Support
Fort Wallace Museum
2655 Highway 40
Wallace, KS 67761
(785) 891-3564
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Fort 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: Thurs., Fri., Sat.   Nov. through the 2nd Sunday of March
10am-4pm Mountain Time

Summer hours:  2nd Sunday of March through October 31
9am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 1-5 pm Sunday Mountain Time

Exploring the Museums of Northwest Kansas

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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! 

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