Raised for Local Nonprofits
715 gifts
Totaling $137,850.00
Gather for Good
Raised for Local Nonprofits
715 gifts
Totaling $137,850.00
Raised for Local Nonprofits
715 gifts
Totaling $137,850.00

Clay County Historical Society

Specific Need


  • Archival safe storage and labeling equipment

  • Replacing glass / repairing display cases

  • Ceiling tile

  • Monitors / Screens for interactive exhibits and slideshows

  • Upgrading fluorescent light fixtures to LED

  • Ceiling fans to move air in warehouses


The purpose of this Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history and the history of Clay County, Kansas. The Society’s major function will be to discover, collect, and preserve any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area.



We are Clay County's museum, historical society, and genealogical research center and have been working hard to preserve local history since 1973 when we were founded. Although we are beginning to settle in to our new down-town location, we still have work to do. Relocating hundreds of thousands of artifacts, photos, and documents has some unique challenges! We are nearly finished inventorying our artifacts since the move, which will allow us to shift focus to other important aspects of our facility.

Looking to the future, we are working our way up! We are working to have our (currently somewhat sparse) second floor exhibit rooms opened up later this year. Donations would be greatly appreciated and will help expedite the process of adding new exhibits with more great stories about our county's place in history.


Future Goals

  • Opening second floor exhibit rooms to the public.

  • Creating self guided tours for hearing impaired visitors.

  • Improving both Geology and Native American exhibits to better interpret local features and events.

  • Implementing video presentations throughout tour.

$5,420.00 received
in 28 gifts


518 Lincoln Avenue
Clay Center KS 67432
Phone: (785) 632-3786

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