I am speaking at the City Council Meeting tonight about the society. Come support us if weather allows.
The Rose Hill Historical Society is located in Rose Hill, KS.
I am speaking at the City Council Meeting tonight about the society. Come support us if weather allows.
Thank you to Nick Jones, Jason Jones and Redline Auto for scrounging up our sponsors for the car show today. We love it that we can count on local businesses to help us out.
RH Historical Society and Project Graduation 2020.
The May 4th Car Show is still on. We have raffles, food and especially the cars. Come by 10-2 and join the fun. Registration begins at 8. Fingers crossed on weather
Registration for car show
For those of you that know Charlie Reed, his mother Helen has passed away. Please share to all interested.
DERBY-Kandt, Helen Marie Age 95, retired Coleman Company employee, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Visitation 1-8 pm Tuesday, March 26, with fam
DUE DATE EXTENDED TO APRIL 10, 2019
Don't forget to honor the veteran in your family. The banners (32"x60") will be displayed all over town from May until after the 4th of July. The only requirement is they must live or have lived in the Rose Hill area or graduated from RHHS. Get your application, picture and check in asap.
Meeting this Thursday, February 7 at 7pm in the Pleasant Center School/4H bldg.
We are open this Saturday from 10am until 2pm. These wonderful little critters are looking for a "fur"-ever home. A $1 donation will get you a gently used stuffed animal. Stop by. 106 S Main, Rose Hill.
Congratulations to new officers on the Rose Hill Historical Society board. Treasurer is Diane Linot, Becky Rierson continues as board member at large and Daryl Futhey is the new President. Futhey had been acting president since the death of Keith Cox in April. The membership decided to meet the first Thursday of the month to boost attendance and participation. It was agreed that all are anxious to begin interior finish in the new building and repairs on the old museum building.
Activities this year will begin with garage sale in April, Car Show in May, fireworks stand in June-July, Fall Festival Craft Show in October and Hometown Christmas in December. The new community support money will begin in January 2020. At that point the possibility of passing these fundraisers off to other groups may be considered.
Come join the group the first Thursday of each month at 7pm.
Rose Hill Historical Society will next meet Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7pm in Pleasant Center School/4H building. On slate will be the year-end audit, short-range construction plans and office elections for President, Treasurer and one open board position. Please everybody is welcome although only paid-up members may vote. The society has many plans for the year but lots of volunteers are needed.
We are going to take the rest of the year off down at the museum. However, the Christmas tree lane is still set up so just send me an IM and I will gladly meet you down there for a private tour. We love to show off our hard work and I am anxious to share some of my new ideas with somebody.
Don't forget the RH Historical Society Christmas Tree Lane this Saturday from 9am to 4pm. We will also have cocoa, coffee and cookies. We cancelled the s'mores because of cold weather. Come visit the museum.
It passed! It was touch and go but it passed! Thank you people of the Rose Hill area!
Uh oh. Not looking good folks.
This year for Hometown Christmas we are hosting a Christmas Tree Lane. We want to invite you to decorate a tree to display for all to see. We have a few small trees for which you can choose a theme and display it at the museum. Or hit up a garage sale for a used tree and decorate and display. We will open the displays the evening of Friday, December 7. They will continue on display until 9pm December 8. The display will be inside the shed at 106 south main. So pick a pine and decorate or just come see the beauties.
Come on down to the fireworks stand and fill a flat for $20 plus tax.
COME FILL A FLAT FOR $20 AT THE FIREWORKS TENT!!! OPEN NOW!!!!!
Fill a flat for $20 at the fireworks stand! We close at midnight! Open tomorrow night @ 5:00 PM!
We have a winner!
The next person to come to the tent and yell
I LOVE ROSE HILL! gets a free 12 shot Twisted Monkey! Go! Sorry only 1 can win.
WEEKEND SPECIALS! These prices are good Sat June 30th and Sunday July 1st. When they are gone they're gone. Come see us. In the Rose Hill Veterinary Health Center Parking lot. 1060 N. Rose Hill Rd.
Alex was our first winner she brought her yearbook and got free fireworks good job Alex! Be ready for our next giveaway.
In case you missed the live video we are giving an assortment of fireworks to the first person who can show us a yearbook. Any yearbook! A $10 assortment of fireworks free. It's now 7:40 Thurs June 28th 2018.
The fireworks stand is open for business! We have lots of fun things planned. Be ready to view our live feeds each night between 7:00 and 8:00 to get in on the fun. Thank you everyone for supporting us. Happy 4th!
We are drawing for this tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are 2 dollars each. There are approximately 60 tickets in the bucket right now. You have a little over an hour to get your entry in. We go live at 8 to draw the winner!
The Historical Society elected an interim President. Daryl Futhey will finish the term left vacant by the death of Keith Cox. Marion Futhey will replace Daryl on the board.
The Society is in full preparation for the upcoming 4th of July season. They will once again host the fireworks tent. Several area youth groups help run the sales and share in the profits. The plans are to lower prices and be more competitive with neighboring stands. There will once again be games, prizes and raffles just like previous years. Be sure to support your local fireworks stand and in turn help area youth.
Currently some of those local groups are selling raffle tickets for the first of our give-aways. This picture shows one of last years winners with the packet they one with their raffle ticket. Buy your ticket today from the city library, high school student council, high school robotics or high school drama club.
Let's have some fun.
The August election is coming and we are hoping to be on the ballot to receive 1/2mil in the year 2019. (That is less than $5 on a $100,000 house.) We must have signatures from 1/5 of the registered voters. That is 218 in Butler County and 60 in Sedgwick County. When they check the signatures, they say usually many are thrown out as unrecognizable, not registered or not residents. They suggest about half again the needed number to be sure. That is over 300 in Butler and almost 100 in Sedgwick. The truth of the matter is that all signatures must be in Tuesday in order for us to be on the August ballot. If we come up short, they don't return the petitions. They are tossed and we have to start all over again. If we want to get the money January of 2019, we must turn PLENTY of signatures in to ElDorado Tuesday. So how can you help?
We fear we are a little short on signatures on our petition. In fact, we really need at least 40 more from Sedgwick County. Tomorrow, Monday, night Janis and I are calling for people to come and help us canvas Fairway Meadows. We will give each person a petition or petitions with 15 blanks each and send you out to get as many signatures as you can. We will probably hand out maps and you choose the streets. The person with the most signatures at the end of 1 hour will be awarded a $25 gift card to Walmart. We can do the same for people in the County of Butler if a few of you want to stay in Butler County, but someone else will have to oversee that. I will provide the 2 Gift Cards.
Let's meet at The Museum at 106 South Main at 6:15 to move out by 6:30. You will have to be back to the museum by 7:45. The most signatures in Sedgwick County and the most in Butler County will win the gift cards. Come on out and support the museum and make a little spending money. Think of it as being a scavenger hunt.
Come out and have a little fun.
We are honored to have been chosen as the Business of the Month by the Rose Hill Chamber of Commerce! Thank you for your support and for making this promotional video for our Historical Society.
Rose Hill Historical Society is this month's featured Business of the Month. The Historical Society is preserving today's events and yesterday's history so that tomorrow's generations will know what Rose Hill is all about. #RoseHillKS #SmallBusiness #ChamberMember
EDITED.....Last, last call for petitions and signatures. We are trying to get on the August ballot in order to levy a small 1/2 mil in order to keep the Rose Hill Historical Museum in good operation. That is about $5 a year per $100,000 in value. I must have the petitions in ElDorado by Friday afternoon. If you have a petition ready for me to pick up let me know. If you haven't signed yet, I will come to you or there is one at Dr Troilo's office and pne at the senior center. You must be registered to vote and live in USD 394 (Rose Hill) school district, Butler or Sedgwick County. Just be sureto sign on the correct county page. Remember, this is just to get us on the ballot. Get out and vote "yes" in August.
Museum is opened tomorrow. We still have a lot of work to do, but we will let you come look around. Also, if you are looking for some community service or volunteer hours, comr down between 10 and about 1. We are cleaning up the construction mess, working on the textile room, maybe some light painting and set up in the "bridal" room. Come visit us.
Last call for petitions. Anybody have any signed and ready to go? I can come pick them up or get them to me (Cindy) tonight. Also, anyone that lives in the school district that has not signed, I can come to you. I must turn them in tomorrow. We are just barely at our goal. We really need buffers. Sedgwick county too. You just must live in USD 394 district. Text or call me at 316-258-0980. This petition just gets the question on the August ballot. It allows the school to help us out which allows us to levy a small tax to help run the museum. It is about $5 a year per $100,000 value of your home. Please, if you have not yet signed, give me a call.
Saturday afternoon I attended a Funeral. It was a celebration of life for Keith Cox. My heart has been heavy ever since I got the news. Keith Cox was a good man, an honorable man, a person everyone else should aspire to be. This is my story about Keith.
For the last several years the historical society has run a fireworks stand. We have volunteers that come and work for several different organizations. They are asked to show up ½ hour before opening to help set up and get the tent ready for the day. Keith consistently got to the tent an hour before opening and had 90% of the work done before anyone else showed up. This has gone on for years. As we got more efficient at running the stand there seemed to be less work for volunteers. Last year Keith was getting everything ready as usual and when the different groups showed up there was little left to do. They were getting bored. Each night at closing Keith would ask “what time tomorrow?” One night I decided to tell him a half hour later than I told everyone else. It worked! Well.... it worked for one day. The following day he showed up a full hour before the requested time. That was Keith Cox, You certainly could not out work him, and there was absolutely no chance of outsmarting him.
As I drove home from the funeral a song came on the radio. It was an oldie by George Jones it spoke of the passing of all the great country legends and asked. “Who’s gonna fill their shoes”? Keith was legendary in the historical society as I'm sure he was in all the organizations he belonged to. It will take 4 or 5 regular people to accomplish what Keith did, and they will never measure up. So I ask you.
Who’s gonna fill his shoes?
Who’s gonna stand that tall?
Who’s gonna roast the marshmallows
Or build the parade float in the fall?
Whos gonna give their heart and soul
And do all the things Keith used to do?
Lord I wonder who’s gonna fill his shoes?
The world is a better place because of Keith’s presence. Good work my friend, and Godspeed.
Members and avid followers. We are under the gun here and I need help. We are to attempting to have the society more or less adopted by the school district USD 394, Rose Hill Schools. By doing so we will be able to accept up to 1mil of tax support to continue the museum and it's practices. We are only asking for 1/2 mil. This will be about $5 for every $100,000 in value for annual real estate taxes. In order to put this to a vote in the next election (August 2018) we must have about 400 signatures from the Butler County/USD 394 residents and 100 signatures from the Sedgwick County/USD394 residents. They must be registered voters and living in district. We need your help. There are 5 home sporting events coming up. Baseball Thursday the 19th, soccer Thursday 19th, Soccer Tuesday the 24th, Baseball and softball Thursday the 26th and soccer Thursday the 26th. I need people to go to these events and rustle us up some signatures. You can either set up a table and get signatures or just walk around in the crowd. I can provide the petitions, pens and clip board and will get permission from Jim Linot at the High School. You must get the signatures then take the papers to the city library and get your signature notarized. If you will let me know I will get the supplies to you and get the permission. We are under the gun as the signatures are due May 1. Please reply here or text/message me. Thank you for the support.
Oops! The Reporter accidentally published the incorrect prices for car entries at the upcoming car show. Early entries by April 15 are $20 and after April 15 are $25. Sorry for the mix up.
Benefit car show May 5. Public welcome. Games, prizes and really cool cars. If you have a car to enter, entry form in comments.
Thank you to Brad and Bradley for starting installation of the "Charlie" bench today.
A little more than halfway there!
Lookie lookie! We are getting new pre-finished hardwood at the museum.
Come on down to the basketball game, sign my petition and cheer on the Rockets!
In case you haven't heard, the museum will be closed for a while to complete some much needed repairs and updates. Watch for further information. In the meantime, anyone wishing to use the Pleasant Center School/4H building please reach us here or at 316-258-0980 (text or call.)
Thank you to all our groups and exhibitors at the craft fair and vintage market. Had a blast.
Such a wonderful day, well until late afternoon. Nearly every booth was occupied, no conflicts, friendly visitors, very busy, the museum had lots of visitors checking out the new and old exhibits, great birthday celebration for Rose Hill. What a terrific community we have.
IMPORTANT. The Vintage Market has been moved to Wee Rockets at Main and Berry. Sorry for the inconvenience. The trolley will stop there.
We have been like busy little bees getting the new museum building ready for open house the weekend of Fall Festival. Here is a little teaser.
106 N Main PO Box 36
Rose Hill, KS
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