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of the "Fightin'est Fort in the West"
|The Butterfield Overland Despatch coach arrived at the Fort Wallace in the Ft Wallace museum this fall.
It brought mail and news of the day.
The big news was the announcement of the
The Great Fort Wallace and Western Kansas1867 Exposition
details will be forth coming through out the winter on this web site
and other news sources. July 6,7,8,9 of 2017
The Fort Wallace museum will host Home on the Range, a film by Lone Chimney Films in association with Sperra Studios.
The film tell the story of the well-known song by the same name.
Lone Chimney Films is a Kansas-based, not-for-profit educational film company.
The event will take place at the Fort Wallace museum on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m., and tickets are priced are $5 per person or $10 per family at the Door.
There will be movie trailers of Thof's Dragon.
There will be refreshments following the movie.
Dr. Brewster M Higley wrote a poem titled “My Western Home” to describe the beauty of the site he had chosen for his Kansas Homestead in 1871. He penned this now-famous work on the bank of the West Beaver Creek in Smith County, Kansas, where along with the help of a few friends, he also constructed a cabin on July 4, 1872. Dr. Higley presented the poem to his friend Dan Kelly who set it to music and then gave it to John Harlan, the leader of a family band that included Kelly. The song “Home on the Range” was born.
2655 Highway 40
Wallace, KS 67761
Free admission with a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Winter hours [Nov.- March] 9 am-4 pm Monday-Saturday and 1 pm-4pm Sunday
Summer hours [April - Oct.] 9am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 1-5 pm Sunday
*Note: All times Mountain Time*