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Great Fort Wallace and Western Kansas
Thurs.-Sun. July 6-9, 2017
The year 1867 was pivotal in Kansas history and that of the American West. A third of Kansas Counties were established that year, along with dozens of towns. With increasing white settlement, conflicts with the American Indians living on the plains escalated into all-out warfare. So many events occurred that year in Western Kansas—the Hancock Expedition, the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty, the Kidder Massacre, the Battle at Fort Wallace, and the advent of the railroad—all would change the landscape of our state.
July 6-9, 2017, the Fort Wallace Museum hosted historians and
reflect upon and interpret this incredible history. Through living
with dozens of costumed actors and presentations by scholars in various
subjects, the public will get an unforgettable glimpse into the past.
Photos from John Blaesi, Ronald Blaesi, Jayne Pearce, Ann Miner, Western Vistas
|1867 Exposition||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! 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*