Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

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Are you ready to ring in the Christmas Season? Come join us in Wallace this Sunday at 5 pm MST for a special Candlelight Christmas service at the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church! The traditional service with Swedish influence will be joined with the sounds of the men’s ac cappella quartet “Uncalled 4”, whose tenor is Bruce Bandy, former Sharon Springs resident. Following the service, there will be a Christmas social in the main Museum, and a visit from jolly ol’ St. Nick himself! Please bring a finger food to share at this potluck reception!

 2018 quickly approaches, along with more sesquicentennial observances! Did you know that Wallace County will be officially 150 years old this coming year? On August 25, 1868, Governor Samuel J. Crawford signed a proclamation of the formation of Wallace County, Kansas designating Pond City as the temporary county seat and naming the following officers: County clerk, Welcome Hughes; justice of the peace, John Whiteford; commissioners, W. L. Todd, Richard McClure and Richard Blake. The next 20 years would bring great confusion and controversy over the county’s system of government; the location of the county seat would not be settled until a series of Kansas Supreme Court rulings were made in 1888, placing the seat in Sharon Springs.

 Also, planning is underway for a series of events commemorating the Battle of Beecher Island, a singular event in Western US History that took place in September of 1868. These plans are being made with those associated with Fort Harker, Fort Hays, and with the Wray Museum and Beecher Island Memorial Association. Look for more to come about August -September of 2018!

 Did you know that the Museum retail area has really interesting books on local history? These make wonderful gifts for Wallace County family members! Also, we still have several FWMA 1867 commemorative coins available at $10 apiece. These are ideal stocking stuffers and are easily mailed to folks who live far away! Come check out our unique offerings!

 

BUGLE NOTES

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

One ongoing project undertaken this fall by the Fort Wallace Memorial Association is planning for a new home for the Rhea Pump Organ Collection. These 55-plus pump and reed organs were donated to the Fort Wallace Museum, but are currently in storage until a permanent home can... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

Even though the peak travel season is behind us, we are still having several visitors a day into the Museum! And there are several events planned for this winter! Make plans to join us at the Museum for a very special Christmas observance and party on Sunday, December 10 at... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

We here at the Fort Wallace Museum enjoyed a weekend of learning more about antique weaponry, as well as some delicious food and fellowship! Although noted expert Greg Higginbotham was unable to make the drive from Independence, Missouri, due to serious illness, the “show... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

Are you all "fired up" for the fundraising event this Sunday? The "Hands-On History" shooting event will begin promptly at 3 PM MT on the north grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum; come for your chance to handle 19th century firearms, including Henry carbines, trapdoor rifles... [More]

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    NEWS

    Sharon Springs News Around Town

    Those enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at the Senior Center on Thursday Nov, 23, 2017 were: Jon Herl; Kent Huffman; Ja’asia Stafford; Joan Harrison; Milton and Carol Tokoi: Jyma Stafford; Bobby Akers; Jo Hunter; Pat Neff; Francees Hickman; Randy and Low Ann; Gebhards; Debbie... [More]

    Wallace County Winter Extravaganza

    On Saturday, December 2, 2017 the Wallace County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual kick-off to the Christmas Holidays. Many events are planned for Saturday starting with the Flea Market at 8:00 am to 1:00 pm being held at... [More]

    Schurr wins essay competition

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    Man Sentenced to Prison

    Wallace County District Court, Wednesday, November 15 - Luis Carlos Lechuga was sentenced to 72 months in prison after pleading “no contest” to charges of indecent aggravated liberties with a child. Lechuga has been incarcerated in the Wallace County jail since being... [More]

    Christmas the Cowboy Way

    For forty years, Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing Western music. And while remaining true to the integrity of the genre, they have themselves become modern-day icons by... [More]

    Navigating the Confusing World of Medicare and Retirement

    Greeley County Health Services is hosting a special community education seminar entitled, Navigating the Confusing World of Medicare and Retirement for Greeley and Wallace County residents on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 5:30pm at the Senior Center in Tribune.   The... [More]

    Break-in at local business

    Controlled substances were stolen from Dixon Drug in Sharon Springs early Saturday morning.  Wallace County Sheriff Larry Townsend stated the incident occurred at approximately 6:00 am. He said a male individual breached locks and was in and out in less than two minutes.... [More]

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    TOURISM TALK

    Travel and Tourism

    In this season of joy and travel, we hope to welcome many visitors to Wallace County - to shop, to hunt, for basketball games and to share the season with family! Also, remember to shop local and support our local businesses! Dollars spent in our community circulate many times,... [More]

    Townsend Tavern

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    Travel and Tourism

     The opening weekend of Pheasant Season approaches and the outlook is positive in every way for 2017-2018! The word is that our motels are full for the next several days, but there are still vacancies for the weeks ahead! The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism... [More]

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