Tag: Allen County Historical Society

The Allen County Historical Society and 33 other museums across Southeast Kansas are offering a chance to win money while learning about the region’s history. The SEK Museum Alliance is offering a special “passport” with…

Near the southern tip of the Allen-Woodson border, is an immense native stone rise that’s known by many as Zeig’s Hill, and before that, Quackenbos Hill. The name comes from Professor George Quackenbos, a nineteenth…

Iola City Council members will await more information before deciding who will refurbish the Civil War statue that stood for decades in the Old Iola Cemetery. Council members discussed Monday two options: allowing a museum…

COVID cabin fever got you down? Why not get outside for an Allen County historical architecture scavenger hunt! The Allen County Historical Society and Iola Area Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to provide this…

Hundreds of photos documenting the earliest days of Allen County, are being prepared for an upcoming Smithsonian Institution Exhibit. The Mary L. Martin Art Gallery and Creitz Recital Hall will serve as the starting point…

The mystery of Mrs. Charles Scott’s missing $8 was solved Thursday by SAFE BASE students, who used metal detecting wands to dig through the dirt for eight gold coins. Allen County Historical Society director Kurtis…

Bill Mentzer was ready to serve his country as soon as he turned 18. Mentzer spoke about his military service in Korea as part of the Allen County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting Tuesday evening at…

MORAN — The 2019 Allen County Historical Society’s annual meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jones Hardy American Legion Post No. 385 in Moran, 237 Spruce St. A program about the Korean War…

The debut of a 1940 film about Iola was anything but silent. Chatter filled the Iola High School lecture hall as the Allen County Historical Society showed the recently discovered short film, “Iola on Parade.”…

Life in Iola of 80 years ago will be featured at Tuesday’s spring meeting of the Allen County Historical Society. The meeting’s centerpiece is an 18-minute video, a 1940 colorized 16-millimeter film that  recently has…