REPUBLIC COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                               "OVER 8,000 TOOLS IN OUR TOOL ROOM"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

         The Historical Society was established to preserve the history of Republic County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Historical Society was established to preserve the history of Republic County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            





Cuba Mayor Dale Huncovsky,

   who earned: 1st Place

               in the:
 Republic County Historical

Museum’s 'Celebrity Ice Cream

VOTE' during the Ice Cream

Social’ Sunday; July 13th.

Mayor Dale (and Laverna)

made: Cherry Kolache Ice

Cream, Apricot Kolache Ice

Cream and Prune Kolache Ice

Cream!!!   AND...

Congratulations ALSO to: Courtland Mayor Tim Garman,

whose ice cream "Auntie Char's

Berry Blast." came in 2nd place. 

Thanks to all the eight Mayors in   Republic County, as well as Representative Schwartz and Senator Bowers - who all contributed ice cream to this county museum.

 AND...Heartfelt thanks to our

WONDERFUL community-FOR YOUR SUPPORT! …from your friends at the Republic County Historical Museum. 


 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                 

   Cuba, Kansas Residents Observe
   Recent Renovation of Auditorium  
                curtain at the
    Cuba, Kansas Community Hall.
(top of photo...a scene of the Wenceslas Cathedral     in Prague, in the Czech Republic. )
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




at the NEXT Meeting of the

Republic County Historical

Society MUSEUM:

Monday; November 3, 2014

at: 5:30pm.


A Constant Flow of Supporters at the Museum's "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)

The NEXT Meeting of the

Republic County Historical

Society MUSEUM

will be:

Monday; November 3, 2014

at: 5:30pm

Please note: the EARLY TIME!


Meetings are held:

the first Monday of the month;

October through March

at 5:30 p.m. at the

Republic County Historical Society Museum

on Highway 36 in Belleville, Kansas.

Then, from April through September, meetings begin

at 7:00 p.m. (NEW Time.)






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        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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