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Rush County Historical Society Special Programs

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Our Next Featured Events...


Barbed Wire Festival

May 4 - May 7, 2017

La Crosse City Auditorium, La Crosse

Thursday May 4

5:30pm - Opening Ceremony - Museum Complex

Friday May 5

8:00am - Vendor Fair, Antique & Collectible Displays
6:30pm - Italian Buffet & Casino Night - Barbed Wire Museum

Saturday May 6

8:00am - Vendor Fair, Antique & Collectible Displays
10:00am - Kids' “My Masterpiece” Art Project
12:00pm - World Champion Barbed Wire Splicing Contest
3:00pm - Antique, Collectible, Barbed Wire Auction
6:30pm - Candlelight Buffet

Sunday May 7

11:00am - Church Service in the Park - Grass Park North Shelter
12:00pm - Picnic in the Park - Grass Park North Shelter

Visit our website for complete schedule

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June Jaunt Vendor & Collectors Fair

Saturday, June 3
8:00am - 4:00pm

Center Township Hall, Rush Center

Unique Gifts, Jewelry, Crafts, Antiques

Never Before Seen Historical Displays

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The Pleasant Point School Project...

One Room School The Rush County Historical Society is working to restore a one-room school moved to the Grass Park museum campus from 6½ miles south of Nekoma in rural Rush County.

The century-old school house, one of the last of its kind, will be restored and maintained as it was in the early 1900s. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for area youth to experience learning in a setting similar to that of their ancestors.

One Room School As a museum, the building will provide a place to house objects relevant to early education in Rush County along with collections from pioneer educator Howard Barnard.

Work on the project has begun. We are seeking donations to help with ADA accessibility and period lighting. If you would like to donate, contact us.

Membership in the Society...

Souvenir Artwork   Support the mission of The Society by becoming a member.

    •Annual Membership: $5.00

    •Lifetime Membership: $25.00

Pay it Forward Challenge...

Want to do more to support the museums and ensure they will be here for many years to come? Check out the
“Pay it Forward Challenge”.


Contact Us...

Contact Us for more information.

Contact us by phone at 785-222-2719 (in season only)
or Rush County Economic Development at 785-222-2808 during the off-season.

Rush County Historical Society
202 W. 1st Street
La Crosse, Kansas 67548