Fort Hays 150 Years Guarding the Plains 1867-2017
This year, 2017, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of Fort Hays in its present location. Also, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the founding of Rome, Hays City and Ellis County. Historic Fort Hays will be celebrating our sesquicentennial all year long with several events. All events take place at Historic Fort Hays and are free and open to the public. We invite you and your family to come and enjoy any or all of the events listed below.
January 29, 2017
The Hancock Expedition of 1867 presented by Dr. Leo Oliva
February 19, 2017
Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Hays presented by Barrie Tompkins
March 19, 2017
Frontier Military Posts and the Women that Called Them Home presented by Marla Matkin
June 17 & 18, 2017
"Salute to Fort Hays, 150 Years Guarding the Plains" Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Fort Hays with a weekend of history, entertainment and 19th century festivities.
August 20 or 27, 2017
Mark Eberle will present from his newly published book "Kansas Baseball 1858-1941" and we will have a Vintage Baseball game
September 17, 2017
The archeology of Ellis County and local dig sites (Kraus and Billy Dixon) as well as collections from Historic Fort Hays presented by Bob Hoard, State Archeologist
October 28, 2017
October 29, 2017
"Presenting Elizabeth Polly, The Blue Light Lady" presented by John Vincent and Ethel Taylor
December 1 & 2, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Santa Fe Trail Research Site
"E-Mail & Home Page"
Larry & Carolyn
St. John, Ks.