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Welcome To Fort Wallace Museum
Preserving the History of the Smoky Hill River Basin
Home of the "Fightin'est Fort in the West"

Fort Wallace Memorial Association 
 Fort Wallace museum has resumed normal operating hours. 
Face mask is voluntary.
FWMA will provide hand sanitizers.
FWMA has sanitizing protocols in place for restrooms and lobby areas.

FWMA encourages self limiting distancing.
FWMA encourages washing of hands or voluntary use of gloves.
FWMA encourages no touching of objects and artifacts.
FWMA encourages limiting touching of retail items.


Sept. 9, 2021

The Fort Wallace Museum is proud to present our friend Michael Martin Murphey, singing his signature hits ("Wildfire," "Geronimo's Cadillac," "Cowboy Logic") in an open-air tent venue on the Museum grounds starting at 6:00 pm MT/7:00 pm CT. Come early for a delicious chicken-fried steak dinner, chuckwagon-style, beginning at 4:30 pm MT/5:30 pm CT. Our evening combo (Concert + Meal) is an unbeatable deal at only $40. Come enjoy a memorable evening with us at the Fort Wallace Museum! Attendance limited to 400.

Tickets:  MMM concert $25; Chuckwagon $25;  Combo $40.
Online tickets through facebook or Eventbrite  (link to the right).  Processing fee applies. 
Tickets are available at or call the Museum (785) 891-3564.
Facebook Event Page and Eventbrite link.


2021 Exposition:

Taking the Smoky Hill to Santa Fe

September 10
8:30 am to 3:00 pm MT - Outdoor Education Day School Tours (open to Public)

September 11
9:00 am to 1:00 pm MT - Outdoor Education Day/Living History
1:00 pm MT - Dedication of the new Ruth Jackson Reading Room of Capt. Myles Keogh Research Library
1:30 pm MT - Presentation - Mike Olsen “Otero, Sellars and Co”
2:30 pm MT - Presentation - Frank Norris “Changing Geography of SF Trail”
3:30 pm MT - Presentation - DK Clark “Jack Stilwell: Drover and Scout”
5:30 pm MT - Chuckwagon Supper
6:30 pm MT - Presentation - Marla Matkin “Women Along the Santa Fe Trail”
7:30 pm MT - Raffle drawing for Henry .44-40 and handmade turquoise jewelry set

Friday and Saturday there will be reenactors portraying life along the Smoky Hill River during the late 1800's, showcasing buffalo hunters, soldiers, blacksmiths and family living.

Drawing of the Otero and Sellar store in Sheridan Kansas by Molly Lamb
Facebook Event Page.

Taking the Smoky Hill to Santa Fe raffle fund raiser for the Fort Wallace Museum.

1860 reproduction Henry 44-40 and new hand crafted silver turquoise squash blossom necklace.
First draw winner gets their pick of the two prizes.   Drawing Sept.11, 2021

Tickets to be bought
at the Museum

1 for $30
2 for $50
3 for $100

Fort Wallace Museum Future Events
Sept 9 Michael Martin Murphey concert.

Sept 10-11 Taking the Smoky Hill to Santa Fe

Fort Wallace Museum
2655 Highway 40
Wallace, KS 67761
(785) 891-3564
You can find the Fort Wallace Museum on Google Map and    Travel Ks Clio
Fort Wallace Memorial Association  is a 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.

Thank You for Donations.
Free admission with a suggested donation of $7 per adult.
Winter hours  [1st  Sunday of Nov. - 2nd  Sunday of March] 10 am-4 pm Thurs.- Sat.
as weather  permits.
Summer hours  [March 16 - Oct.]  9am-5 pm Mon. -Sat. and 1-5 pm Sunday
*Note: All times are Mountain Time*

Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas,  and  New Years