Over 25,000 artifacts on display that tell the history of the "Wild Frontier" and Ellis County. From bison to boxcars, outlaws to oil strikes, farming to flying, and Victorian gentility to Volga-German tenacity, learn about Ellis County’s wild and varied history, including the time Hickok, Cody, and Custer spent in Hays. Visit the 1879 stone church, original Harness Shop, and replica Volga German Haus for a complete picture of early Ellis County.
PLEASE NOTE: The ECHS museum gallery at 100 W. 7th Street is temporarily closed due to environmental problems. Tours of the Volga German Haus and Fire Museum may be arranged by appointment. Please arrange at least three days in advance. Our office and archives have moved to 1111 E. 30th Street. We are open for research Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in our new location.
Hours: Tue-Sat 11am - 5pm
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