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of the "Fightin'est Fort in the West"
Trails to Rails Symposium
March 16, 2019
9:00 am - registration, Main Lobby of Museum
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
Symposium (Including Lunch):
$75 for non-members of the Guardians
$50 for members of the Guardians of Fort Wallace
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
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
$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
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!