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CONGRATS!....To our Rod Woods; valued  Museum Board member, who earned      a VOLUNTEER AWARD at the Belleville Chamber and Main Street Awards Night, Monday; Feb. 16th, at the After Five in downtown Belleville.


Rod has been Chamber President for many years, & decided to enjoy being Vice President now.                                                          Congratulations!



SUNDAYS!!!  We ARE Open on Sundays again--April through November!...from:  1:30pm to 4:30pm. 

Come tour your Republic County Historical Society Museum, or enjoy researching your family history, and see our NUMEROUS fabulous historic photos from Republic County.   -------------

Thank you for

coming to the museum's
Soup Supper-
in late January 2015!
         We had a
 wonderful turnout;
  thanks to our
  wonderful community.



 Hope to see YOU

     at: 7:00pm...

at the May 4th, 2015 Meeting of

the Republic County Historical

Society MUSEUM.

Anyone is welcome to join us.


TYPICALLY...Meetings are held:

the first Monday of the month, and... 

 NOW from April through September,


begin at 7:00 p.m.

Then, during the cold months

from: October through March--

meetings begin earlier; at 5:30 p.m. at the

Republic County Historical Society Museum

on Highway 36 in Belleville, Kansas.

Thank you for all your support of the amazing:
Gingerbread Enchanted Christmas !: Republic County Historical Society Museum.
Thanks to the Republic County High School-Art Club for our spectacular Life-Size Gingerbread House.

                We had a


  because of our fabulous support from  

     the community and you!


   Historic Weather

        Photo Exhibit

      at: the Museum!

    Come by and see it!


We were thrilled to have:

Meteorologist Chad Omitt from

The National Weather Service-Topeka

speak about:



  March 20th, 2014; the 1st day of   Spring to a packed crowd at the museum.  (Photos below.)




Kansas State Climatologist                         

 Mary Knapp presented:                               

Republic County                             

WEATHER HISTORY                     

at The Republic  County Historical Museum: March 20th, the 1st Day of Spring 2014                 

Belleville quilter Carol Pachta (left)shares information from a genealogy quilt with longtime Museum volunteer Pat Walter.

We HOPE you come see your Republic County Historical Museum!

Hours are: 1:00 through 5:00 Monday thru Friday.

Please call first-just to be sure someone is here. Thanks!

                           Book Store

Research Resources

Membership Form

Old Books for Sale

Pictures of Republic County


Kansas State Historical Society

I.O. Savage "History of Republic County, Kansas

Republic County

Republic County Newspapers

William G. Cutler?s "History of the State of Kansas "

Find A Grave

615 28th Street

W. US Hwy 36

Belleville,  KS 66935
  Phone: 785-527-5971  



Museum Hours:
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Monday through Friday

 *Saturday by appointments


1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April thru November
Closed on major holidays

Admission Fees: 
Adults: $3.00
Children 10- 16: $1.00

Children under 10 free.
-Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Group Rates - 12 or more adults:

Adults - 17 and up: $2.00

Individual: $10.00
       Family: $15.00
    Business: $25.00




Look for our scrumptious

ICE CREAM SOCIAL in July 2015!!!

A Constant Flow of Supporters at the Museum's previous "Ice Cream Social."  Thank you to: our WONDERFUL community for your support!
Thank you to: dedicated museum
volunteer David Bowersox-for
tirelessly scooping ice cream, at the
museum Ice Cream Social
Sunday; July 13th.
"Sunflower Frontier Youth Camp:"
Nick Levendofsky Teaches: Museum Campers about his great, great, great grandfather who homesteaded north of Courtland.
 Campers Enjoyed Making Colorful Sand Art Bottles at the Museum's "Sunflower Frontier Youth Camp" June 9, 10, 11.

Hope to see you at the


 We value our members and volunteers.
Think about becoming one!  


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   Thank you to: dedicated museum
volunteer Don Danielson-for
tirelessly scooping ice cream, at the 
museum Ice Cream Social
Sunday; July 13th.
(Below) Courtland Mayor Tim Garman
(far left)
and Scandia Mayor Gary Cline enjoy
visiting with enthusiastic museum
volunteers Tom Grover and Bob Trecek
in museum's main Gallery at the 
Ice Cream Social Sunday; July 13th.
 Just some...of the scrumptious pies
   making an appearance at the
   museum's Ice Cream Social. (below)
       Some HIGHLIGHTS from
"Sunflower Frontier Youth Camp:"
   Campers learned alot from
Nick Levendofsky (see below)
whose great, great, great-
grandfather homesteaded north
of Courtland.
Campers learned about the
State Flower (the Sunflower,
as well as the State Reptile
(the Box Turtle,) and Took Home
              (see below)





        We Appreciate     

          our Veterans! 

Have you seen our wall with 

the names of Republic County   

World War II Veterans...

 If someone you know is 

    not included,

then please let us know and

we will add their name!



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