Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society
100 North Main St. Stafford, KS 67578
MUSEUM HOURS: 9am-3:30pm weekdays, weekends & special tours by appointment.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Suzie McMillan Vice-President: Marceline Masten Secretary: Linda Lamb Treasurer: David Curtis
Lorraine Effenbeck Jean Fanshier Barbara Grimmett Steve Hartnett Pat Houston Silva Scholes Linda Westfahl
Executive Director: Michael Hathaway
Museum Receives $2000 grant from South Central Community Foundation
The Stafford Co. Historical Society was awarded a $2,000 grant from South Central Community Foundation (SCCF). This grant was awarded to support the museum's Veterans' Memorial Exhibit Preservation project. The permanent exhibit is housed on the second story of the Farmers National Bank and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. You may call ahead, 620-234-5664; e-mail email@example.com; or drop into the office/library at 100 N. Main Street in Stafford, and ask to see it.
SCCF's purpose is to enrich the quality of life for people in the counties of Barber, Comanche, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, Rice, and Stafford. The beginning of SCCF can best be described by the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”In 1994, a group of committed, future-focused citizens met to discuss how they could retain resources in the area for the benefit of charitable work. Through their vision, South Central Community Foundation was incorporated in 1994 as a not-for-profit corporation for charitable purposes and began work toward the mission of “Assuring a Bright Future for South Central Kansas.” For more information about SCCF, visit them here: South Central Kansas Foundation.
FARMERS NATIONAL BANK RENOVATIONS
We are working on raising funds to repair the bricks around the roof of the Farmers National Bank, and a large crack in the south wall. Estimate for repairs were $14,000. We are on the contractor's schedule for fall. We have raised more than half of that and hope you will help us reach our goal by fall 2021.
MUSEUM THRIFT SHOP
New in the museum library is a little thrift shop up front. Items available are DVD movies, music and game CDs, hand-crafted items, our souvenir playing cards, other odds & ends, and homemade jellies & jams by Pat Houston: Grape Jelly, Apple Butter, Peach Preserves, Currant Jelly, Peach Seed Jelly, $5 per jar.
PERMANENT QUILT EXHIBIT
The exhibit displays all of the quilts in the museum’s collection. Along with quilts, the display features many other exquisite hand-crafted textile artifacts, such as examples of tatting, and items in which the craftswomen raised and harvested the wool, spun the wool into thread, wove it into strips, and sewed the strips into bed covers. For more information and photos, look for Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society on Facebook.
In 2020, the museum was awarded a $650 grant from National Society of Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR) to purchase clips to hang quilts from 10 new quilt racks. The racks have been installed, and quilts have been hung on them.
STAFFORD COUNTY SOUVENIR PLAYING CARDS
$5 per deck + $3 shipping
Stafford County Souvenir Playing Cards, printed on high quality playing card stock. These cards make a fun & fascinating collectible as well as a wonderful gift. Each card highlights a different historical photo & fact about our County.
The tuck-box is adorned with a colorful 1929 architect's drawing of our Courthouse and the back of each card shows a colorized postcard photo of our museum building as it was in 1910.
We are grateful to everyone who participated in this fundraising project by sponsoring a card. Communities represented by our sponsors in the cards are Hudson, Macksville, Radium, St. John, Stafford and Zenith as well as our rural areas.
Payment may be made by check or money order to the address above, or via Paypal using our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the official website of the Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society. The mission of the Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society is to collect, research and preserve the history of Stafford County, Kansas. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Stop 9410, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.