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100 West 7th Street
Hays, KS 67601

Tuesday - Saturday

11:00 am to 5:00 pm


Adults -- $6.00
Children ages 6-12 -- $2.00
Discount available for
Ellis County residents


This agency is funded, in whole or in
part, by both the City of Hays
and Ellis County, Kansas.

Local Culture

How neat is this? Footage of a Bukovina wedding (year unknown). While Volga Germans settled in many new villages around Ellis County, a group of Bukovina Germans settled in Ellis. Watch part of their history:

Буковинське весілля (старі кадри)

Відео з приватної колекції, музичний супровід HUDAKI VILLAGE BAND, накладено у Львові 2009 року

Posted by Спадщина Предків on Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Exhibit News

  Merry Christmas Memories from the Fifties continues in the Stone Church until April 15, 2018. Bring in your parents and grandparents. Listen to them say, "Hey, we had one of those!" 



Be sure to look at our list of events for this year and plan ahead!

Welcome to the Ellis County Historical Society!  We look forward to your visit, when you can explore our gallery exhibits and travel from life on the frontier to the present. Our grounds include conjoined church structures, the Hays Fire Department Museum, the Younger Harness Shop, and the Volga German Haus.

Please follow us on Facebook for the latest information about events and programs. Also, be sure to check out the Blog page on this site for recently written articles and pieces of historical interest.

You'll notice that some areas of our website are still under construction.  We'll be getting those up and running very soon. In the mean time, if you have specific questions, give us a call or shoot us an email. We're happy to help!