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Ford County Historical Society
Dodge City, Kansas

Ford County Historical Society
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Thanks to Dr. Lynn H. Nelson, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. His advice and guidance made this volunteer web project possible. Lynn was involved with the WWW (World-Wide Web) before it was announced, and started the Kansas Heritage Group, the first Kansas history on the web. He explains HNSource, the first history on the Web. Send comments and suggestions to George Laughead, FCHS, Dodge City, Kansas.

[Photo:  Dr. C. Robert Haywood: R.I.P. August 6, 2005: Shown being honored in May 2003 for his 400-volume library donation to the Ford County Historical Society, Dodge City, KS. Jim Sherer, Kansas Heritage Center director (l.) and George Laughead, FCHS president, are shown with Robert; wife, Marie Haywood; son, Ray Haywood; and daughter, Sandy Jarvis.]

The late Kansas historian Dr. C. Robert Haywood being honored in May 2003 for his 400-volume library donation to the Ford County Historical Society. Jim Sherer, Kansas Heritage Center director (l.) and George Laughead, FCHS president, are shown with Robert; wife, Marie Haywood; son, Ray Haywood; and daughter, Sandy Jarvis.

     One of the premier holdings of the Ford County Historical Society is the extensive collection of Kansas history books and research material donated by Dr. Haywood and his family. Professor Haywood could have given his important library and archival collection to any major western history research organization, but he chose the Ford County Historical Society in Dodge City where it would be available to teachers, students, and others working on educational projects. Dr. Haywood’s collection is a subject of great interest and is being used by a number of significant researchers on an ongoing basis.

     Thanks to Daniel Diaz and Peter Monterubio, Plant 9 Media, the producers of the Mueller-Schmidt House virtual panorama tour. They are recommended without reservation for work on any museum project.

     Thanks to the Ford County Historical Society Pioneer Book Committee--Lola Adams Crum, Chair; Margaret Klenke, Russel Lupton, Jim Moran, Daisy Plotner, Evelyn Steimel, Ann Warner, Veryle and Charles Wycoff, and Judith Young, members--for the 1996 publication of Dodge City and Ford County, Kansas 1870-1920: Pioneer Histories and Stories. The funding for the virtual panorama tour of the Mueller-Schmidt House was provided by the Pioneer Book Fund. Additional funding was also used from the Coronado Cross Park Fund; the late Art Leonard, honorary Chair.

     Thanks to the Kansas Heritage Center, Dodge City, for the years of professional assistance on the FCHS newsletter. Their library and archives on the Old West are among the best in the nation.

     Funding for the conservation of FCHS photographs - Braddock Old West Photograph Gallery - from the Kansas Humanities Council; the late Betty Braddock, FCHS volunteer archivist.

     Thanks to the Ford County Commission for support of the Mueller-Schmidt House, a Ford County property. The maintance and upgrading of the House by the Ford County Public Works Department makes it even more alive.

     The Ford County Historical Society, with headquarters in Dodge City, Kansas, welcomes associate members. The $10.00 per year fee includes FCHS newsletters (9 times each year), and gives you a chance to help support the preservation of Western history through our work at the Mueller-Schmidt House. Life Membership is available for $50.00. You will receive a Life Member card from old Dodge City, in addition to newsletters. The FCHS is a non-profit organization and donations are deductible.

To join, send a check to:

Membership
Ford County Historical Society
PO Box 131
Dodge City, KS 67801-0131



The Ford County Historical Society
2009 Board


George Laughead, president; Carol Jenkner, vice president; Janice Klein, vice president, museum; Ann Warner, secretary; Sonya Hughes, treasurer; Noel Ary, Michael Burkhart, Bill Bunyan, Kenneth Felts, Kim Goodnight, Jim Johnson, Terry Lee, Dr. E.A. Liebl, Charles Meade, Troy Robinson, Louis Sanchez, Jim Sherer, Nancy Jo Trauer, Dennis Veatch, Jack Warner, Don Wiles, and Fredric Young.

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