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The generosity of Milford Becker Estate has allowed Fort Wallace Memorial Association to build a new addition to the main Fort Wallace Museum. The Grand Opening will be July 8, 2017 at the
As the new Milford Becker addition progresses, please come back to the museum web site for updates.
|.||Butterfield's Overland Despatch stagecoach at Fort Wallace. Part of the new addition will be dedicated to the Plains Indians and Fort Wallace.|
|This original Fort Wallace officer desk will be moved into the new display office to the left.|
|Fort Wallace Museum has a complete model of a 40 foot Plesiosaur Elamosauras that was found near Fort Wallace. Fort Wallace Surgeon Theophilus Turner found the fossil remains in 1867 twelve miles east of Fort Wallace. The "fossil bones of a large animal" were shipped by rail to Edward D. Cope in Philadelphia. Edw D Cope wrote a paper on the new find. In the findings of the paper Cope put the head on the tail end. Thus began the Fossil wars between Cope and Marsh.|
|The central part of the new addition will be dedicated to the late 1800's city of Wallace, Kansas with representation store fronts. The Wallace Hotel was the site of one of the first Harvy House restaurants.|
|The sewing machine sets in Peter Robidoux store window. Robidoux had the largest general store between Kansas City and Denver, Colorado.|
|1867 Exposition||1866 Golden Boy Raffle||Michael Martin Murphey concert||Jerry Thomas William Comstock sculpture|
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!|
Museum is located just east of the town of Wallace on Highway 40!
Come check out the history Event July 6-9, 2017
2655 Highway 40
Wallace, KS 67761
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 donation through Pay Pal.
|Free admission with a
suggested donation of $5 per person.
Winter hours [Nov.- March] 9 am-4 pm Monday-Saturday and 1 pm-4pm Sunday
Summer hours [April - Oct.] 9am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 1-5 pm Sunday
*Note: All times Mountain Time*