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Finney County Historical Museum Starting Summer Hours; Fulton House Opening for 18th Touring Season

Judd Weil-News Director judd.rmmedia@gmail.com


[FINNEY COUNTY, Kan.]


The Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City will switch to summer exhibit hours May 31 after closing May 30 to observe Memorial Day.


Museum display hours during winter, spring and fall run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. seven days of the week, but in summer they stretch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, plus 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.


The additional hours will remain in effect through Aug. 7, though the museum will be closed July 3, 4 and 10.


Museum office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday year-round, and the Leola Howard Blanchard Research Library on the museum’s upper level operates 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.


The Finney County Historical Museum has been in operation since 1964 and is located at 403 S. Fourth Street in Garden City’s Finnup Park.


The entrance is adjacent to the pedestrian arches at Lee Richardson Zoo.


Additionally, this summer will bring the 18th season of tours at the historic William and Lettie Fulton House, a restored folk Victorian home located southwest of the museum inside the Lee Richardson Zoo.


The Fulton House will be open 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays, beginning June 4.


Like the museum, admission is free, and Fulton House host Dakota Britton will be back to welcome visitors for a fourth consecutive summer.


The Fulton House was built on Seventh Street in 1884 by one of Garden City’s founding families.


It was relocated near the museum in 2003, renovated and opened to visitors in 2005.


Presently it is receiving new exterior paint in a trio of 19th Century colors. The summer tour season is supported by the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau.


For more information available call 620-272-3664.