113 N. 6th St.
Seneca, KS 66538
The Nemaha County Historical Society is at home in what was the The Nemaha County Jail and Sheriff’s residence. This building had served as the Nemaha County Jail since it was constructed in 1879 and was the longest in use county Jail in Kansas. In the year 1976 Nemaha County constructed a new law enforcement center and this building was purchased by the Nemaha County Historical Society. This building located is the southwest corner of the intersection of North Sixth and Nemaha streets of Seneca Two additional buildings were added to the east of this building to house the artifacts of the Historical Society. This came about through the generosity of Harry C. M. Burger and these buildings are now known as the Harry Burger Memorial Annex.
Our first fundraiser for the 2013 year, the Fourth Annual Heritage Day Golf Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the 18-hole Spring Creek Golf Course in Seneca, Kansas. We are making solicitations for corporate, business and individual sponsorships, prizes and cash donations. We’ve enclosed a brochure that shows the different levels of sponsorships available. We trust you will be a sponsor as well as provide a four person team.
On behalf of our Board of Directors of the Nemaha County Historical Society, Inc., we thank you for your continued support of the Nemaha County Historical Museum at 113 North 6th and the military exhibit housed in the Temple of Honor at 33 North 6th in Seneca.
Your donation will be wisely used to benefit the historical and military museums. It will go a long way towards our utilities and preservation costs, too. As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, we depend on private funding and hope we can count on you.
Below are some photos from the 1960’s Seneca Public School Alumni Banquets in the old gym. NCHS is seeking to identify those in the photos. Responses can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling President Anita Heiman at 785-556-4094.
65 feet deep
34 Feet wide
Widest Hand Dug Well in Kansas.
Second Deepest in Kansas.
Open by Appointment May—October. Tours available by calling the Nemaha County Historical Museum at 785-336-6366, Anita at 785-556-4094, or DarlAnn 785-294-1174.
The mission of the Nemaha County Historical Society, Inc. is to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area; its exploration, settlement, development, and activities in peace and in war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufactures, trade and transportation. It will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility and to undertake preservation by marking historical buildings, sites, and trails, holding meetings with pageants, addresses, lectures, papers and discussion.