Republic Co. Historical Society & Museum Fall 2021 Membership Drive


As summer winds down and we gear up for fall, I want to take this opportunity to say
THANK YOU!! to everyone who helped make our summer successful at the Museum!

We want our positive momentum, growth and success to continue well into the future. The success of this year is leading us to develop many plans for the future that aim at growing and improving our exhibits, our buildings and our collections. Our inspiration comes from our members, our guests, our donors and contributors, and our community. We want our museum to be a proud showpiece of our county’s history, and a travel destination for our area.

To achieve our many goals and complete our plans, we are dependent upon our memberships and donors. While we do receive $15,000 in annual funding from Republic County, those funds are dedicated for our utility and insurance bills. We have to rely on our membership dues, donors and grants to help pay for our curator’s salary, costs associated with exhibits, building repair and upkeep, and other routine museum expenses. Once those obligations have been met, we utilize the remaining funds for the expansion of exhibits and displays, along with capital investments and projects.

This year, we are introducing a new membership level, the Business Membership, to join our existing Individual and Family membership levels. With any of our memberships, you have free admittance to the Museum and receive our quarterly Museum newsletter. As a member, you are also invited to attend our monthly Museum membership meetings, where you can provide direct input into the happenings of the Museum. If you join with a Business Membership, you will receive our current membership benefits, along with featuring your business name in our newsletter as a sponsor, and use of the Museum to host a business meeting for a reduced rate.

Contact Ed Glenn at the Museum today, 785-527-5971 or, to ask about becoming a member, or renewing your membership. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Ask Ed about hosting your next meeting or event at the Museum!

Thank you,

Joseph Blecha, President
Republic Co. Historical Society & Museum
Email –
Cell – 785-806-1012