Museum Main Building 111 S Buffalo Lakin KS 67860

Become a member of the Kearny County Historical Society!

Our humble beginnings . . .

On November 26, 1957, a number of persons interested in preserving our local history met and established the Kearny County Historical Society. The main goal of those 16 charter members was to gather documents, photographs, and biographical sketches from early settlers in order to produce a written copy of Kearny County’s history. Sixty years later, we not only have one but two volumes of the “History of Kearny County,” are working on the third volume, and have a museum complex brimming with interesting artifacts. You can help us in our mission to preserve, educate and cultivate a love of history. Become a lifetime member for only $20!

To become a Member you can use our simple Mail-In Form or stop by the museum during normal business hours. Thanks for your support!


Dave Horner

1st Vice President
Cary Henderson

2nd Vice President
John White

Linda Peters

Gwen Waechter


Karen Burden

Joe Eskelund

Raymond Eves

Jerri Jones Geiger

Ginger Hartman

Jim Woodrow


Julie Grubbs McCombs

Assistant Director
Amy Fontenot

Vol. III
Kenny Waechter

Nora Richter

Student Helpers
Bethany McCombs
Jypsey Tammerine