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Join us in saving our past's future

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Become a Member or Sponsor

Different levels curated for you!

Free admission to special displays and archives.

10% discount in the museum store.

Special notice of museum events.

One-year subscription to The Homesteader newsletter.

Volunteer Your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help ECHS. We have a variety of options for you to choose how to you would like to help. Below you can download our volunteer form.

To submit the application, please send an email with the form to

or mail it to our office at

100 W 7th St, Hays, KS, 67601

Make a Donation

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to support your local history. It’s a great way to contribute to our efforts, and every little bit counts towards saving our past's future.

Dillons Reward Card

Every year Kroger takes a small percentage of their profits from every purchase and sets it aside for their Community Rewards Program. This is not money taken out of your pocket and does not take away from your own dillons points or discounts. Follow the instructions below for a simple way to support ECHS.

The Value of Cost

The ECHS buildings house a wide assortment of stories told in knowledge and artifacts. Stories about people who have walked these very same streets. Each photo, each documents, every objects and all the stories have a rightful place in our museum and in our hearts and minds as a treasure we give to those who will walk these streets after we have gone. Operating expenses are by far the most needed and often the most forgotten by generous donors. Simply running the electricity and temperature control for storage of the wonderful artifacts is a heavy bill in and of itself, not to mention staffing and caring for the museum and grounds.

Like you, ECHS works hard to keep our heritage alive and growing

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