The Rush County Historical Society, Inc.
Dedication of the Nekoma Bank Museum
The Rush County Historical Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to this project. In addition to those who contributed financially, over 70 individuals volunteered their time and talents to bring the project to completion.
The weather on dedication day was excellent as over 200 people assembled at the steps of the new museum to catch their first glimpse of the newly restored bank. Dozens of area youth had an opportunity to “make a deposit” and experience first hand the workings of an early 20th century bank.
Flag Ceremony.........Rush County Boy Scouts, Rush County Girl Scouts
Presentation of Memorial Flag.........Lawrence Erbes
Welcome.........Lawrence Erbes, President Rush County Historical Society
Introduction of Local Dignitaries.........Lawrence Erbes
History of the Nekoma Bank.........Gary L. Kay, Chairman Steering Committee
“Reflections”.........William R. Potter II, Grandson of M.T. Moran
Introduction of Distinguished Guests.........Lawrence Erbes
Ribbon Cutting.........Rush County Chamber of Commerce
Accepting of Deposits.........Rush County 4H Junior Leaders
First Deposit.........Lawrence Erbes
|Guess the weight of the bullet safe:|
Actual Weight of the Bullet Safe: 2,220 lbs. U.S.
First Prize: $100.00 Savings Bond
Kathleen Moran, LaCrosse, Kansas
Second Prize: Rush County History Book
Joe Dreiling, Hays, Kansas
Third Prize: Rush County Historical Society Lifetime Membership
Eleanor Cornwell, Bison, Kansas
Fourth Prize: U.S. Mint Presidential Gold Dollar (tie)
Raynell Penka, LaCrosse, Kansas
Bailey Durant, LaCrosse, Kansas
|Win this handmade quilt:|
This beautiful handmade quilt was created by the Monday Evening Quilters' Club of Rush County.
Proceeds from ticket sales are a donation to the Rush County Historical Society and proceeds will be used to help fund renovations to the bank museum.
Congratulations to our quilt winner: Steve Miller of Burdett, Kansas