Raised for Local Nonprofits
249 gifts
Totaling $55,665.15
Circle of Giving Match Day
Raised for Local Nonprofits
249 gifts
Totaling $55,665.15
Raised for Local Nonprofits
249 gifts
Totaling $55,665.15

Blue Rapids Historical Society and Museum

Goal: $10,000.00

Specific Need

 Renovation Projects-The Donation Processing Room Stills needs completion of electric outlets, water and Storage options. The 2019 Renovation 

has become the accessions room and a conference room with exhibit options.


Technology needs- Web Site, electronic credit card Reader and a security system/door bell are still on the wish list. Wi-Fi and Past Perfact Financial, Donor and Geneology software are now up and running.Constant Contact has been contracted to help with our email mailings, especially the news letter.Main entrance has new flooring and door lock. Spray foam insulation applied on ceilings and under windows


General improvements- Water/humidity control in basement continues to be problematic. After a good dry out, the basement may need a sump pump and possiby some concrete flooring. (torential downpours flood the basement with water) .Light filtering window options to reduce costs and minimize fading of exhibits at the front of the building are still a concern. Stone wall on west side needs to be restored and lead paint removed. 

Gutters, awinings over back doors and water diversion methods implemented around building have been completed.


Pie-in-the-sky-  An endowment that supports the  day to day costs allowing donations to go to exhibits, programs and history related activities


The Blue Rapids Historial Society and Museum safeguards the memories of our community through preservation, exhibits and public programs for the education and inspiration of future generations.


The Museum is completely donor based. All workers are volumteer. It was established in 2005 to preserve the history of Blue Rapids and the surrounding community. It is a gathering place for locals interested in geneology researh and local history with a collection of diaries, homes, newspapers etc. Special collections reflect various points in time for Blue Rapids families. The military exhibit is one on the largest in the county including a comprehensive photo colection of community Veterans. The permanent exhibits that include the Ice Age exhibit and the Wagon of the Donner-Reed  are one of a kind. Special events have included re-enactments, tours for school children with demonstration of past skills and hand crafts. 


$9,006.19 received
in 33 gifts
90.06%  of  $10,000.00 Goal


#36 Public Square
Blue Rapids KS 66411
Phone: (785) 713-9733

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