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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"


History Exposition and Outdoor Education Days

Friday Sept. 9th - Saturday Sept. 10th, 2022

"Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail"

Exhibits and Demonstrations 

Cheyenne Ledger Art * Printing Press * Bugle Calls

Telegraph * Telephone * Ham Radio * Bagpipe

Sutlery * Wood Stove Baking * Cheyenne Language

Harper's Weekly * Military Communication * Oxen

 Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. MT
Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. MT

No Admission Charge

R. W. Hampton, Singer-songwriter, actor, playwright

Learn more about R. W. Hampton

Saturday Sept. 10

6 p.m. MT - Chuckwagon Feed

7 p.m. MT - R.W. Hampton in concert

Meal - $20
Concert - $20
or BOTH - $30

For tickets or more info:

Jari Villanueva retired from the United States Air Force where he spent 23 years with The USAF Band in Washington DC. He is considered the countryís foremost expert on military bugle calls, particularly the call of Taps which is sounded at military funerals. While in the Air Force he was the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of The USAF Bandís State Funeral Plans and was the NCOIC of the command post at Andrews AFB which oversaw the arrival and departure ceremonies for the late Presidents Reagan and Ford. As a ceremonial trumpeter, Villanueva participated in well over 5,000 ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, served as an assistant drum major leading The USAF Ceremonial Brass in funerals at Arlington. He was responsible for all the music performed by the USAF Bands for state funerals. Between 1998-2002 Villanueva created a display at Arlington National Cemetery highlighting the history of the military bugler. He was responsible for moving the bugle used at President John F. Kennedyís funeral from the Smithsonian to Arlington where it is currently on display. In 2007 Villanueva was inducted into the Buglers Hall of Fame, the first active duty military bugler to be so honored.

Jari Villanueva

Learn more about Jari Villanueva


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. We can also accept 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