Events/News

Archive Preservation Project

The Museum is in the process of digitalizing all of our pictures. The following grants made this project possible; Dane G. Hansen Foundation for a new computer and Past Perfect software, Humanities Kansas for supplies and software trainer, and Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation for Archive Room shelving and supplies. A big thank you to the Foundations and Cynthia Edgerle who has volunteered to supervise this important project! 

Volunteers have signed up to scan the pictures and info! To date have scanned more than 500 pictures.  A big thank you to the volunteers we have! We couldn't do it without you!  More volunteers are needed to help with this project. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact the Museum. 785-472-3059

Thank you to Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation!

Fall recipients of Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation grants were announced, and we are honored and excited to announce that we were awarded a grant.  Thank you to Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation for supporting our project. 
The grant we received will be designated for shelving in our Archive room and supplies for the new Photo Preservation Project!  

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Congratulations Greg and Cee Heller

Greg and Cee Heller were honored with the title of 2019 Historians of the Year at the Ellsworth County Historical Society Annual Meeting.  

Greg is the historian and guide at the Fort Harker Museum Complex and portrays First Sergeant with Company K, 7th US Calvary during re-enactments and while giving tours at Ft. Harker.


David Bailey, the great-great-grandson of Major Henry Inman awarded the plaque.

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