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Afternoon Light

Off Season Hours

Monday: 10 am -4 pm

Tuesday: 10 am -4 pm

Wednesday: 10 am -4 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm

Afternoon Light

Dehumidifier Fundraising

We met our goal! Thank you to those who donated and helped us reach our goal so quickly!

Experience Our Museum

Saving our past's future

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The Sternberg Firearm Exhibit

Available this summer is the Sternberg Firearm Collection. This exhibit was on display last summer and is back with added Native American and pioneer artifacts. Along with a number of weapons that were not on display last season. There is a ramp to this exhibit located in the
historical limestone church, just west of the red brick building. Ramp was financed in part by The Heartland Community Foundation 2022 Spring Grant cycle.


Humanities Kansas Speaker: Mary Kohn
Humanities Kansas Speaker: Mary Kohn
Nov 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto: Evolution of Language in Kansas

Our Mission

The Ellis County Historical Society Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits Ellis County History for the surrounding community and its visitors.

Schedule a tour of our out-buildings!

Call 785-628-2624

This includes the Harness Shop, Volga German Haus, Firehouse Museum and our special exhibit. The main gallery is closed for renovations.

Contact Ellis County Historical Society

Museum: 100 West 7th, Hays, Kansas 67601

(785) 628-2624

Off Season Hours

Monday: 10 am -4 pm

Tuesday: 10 am -4 pm

Wednesday: 10 am -4 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm

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