Thank you-our wonderful community for helping make the:

Republic County Historical Museum’s Annual  ‘Soup Supper and Bake Sale’ so successful Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.

 *We had a heartwarming community response with 19 soups including: Ham and Bean, Tortilla, Tortellini, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chili, Beef Noodle, Ravioli Cream Soup and much more!

Thanks for helping kick-off this important fundraiser for your Republic County museum (Highway 36/Belleville.

Come see the historic former downtown Belleville clock exhibit.  It's the clock that was high atop the bank building at the northwest downtown corner for decades. It's stellar, and we hope you take time to see it.



Hope you come and enjoy the nostalgic experience of being here at YOUR county museum.  Hours:  now/Mon-Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm.  And - In Spring/Summer, we're also open most Sundays from: 1:30pm-4:30pm (except some holiday weekends.)* IF traveling a long distance...may we suggest calling ahead, just to be sure!  Come see our fabulous Barn Quilt (drive/or walk to RED barn on museum property-toward the back.)  **ALSO-

The Republic County Historical Society Museum works to honor and preserve the history of Republic County Kansas.  This includes the history of the Republic County towns of Agenda, Belleville, Courtland, Cuba, Narka, Munden, Republic, and Scandia.

We have also gathered information on the once sprawling towns of Kackley, Norway, Talmo, Wayne, White Rock, Rydal, Seapo, and more.

Come to the Republic County Historical Museum to research your ancestors or just learn a little more about the history of Republic County Kansas.  We are located just off of U.S. Highway 36 in Belleville Kansas.

This new website design and construction was made possible by a grant through the Republic County Community Foundation; using funds from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.

615 28th Street

W. US Hwy 36

Belleville,  KS 66935
Phone: 785-527-5971


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Museum Hours:

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m Mon-Fri. January through October.                  WINTER Hours (Nov. & Dec.: 12:30pm-4:30pm.)

 *Saturday by appointment.

 From mid-April to mid-November:  1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on major holidays.

MONTHLY Meetings:  Typically held: the 1st Monday of each month at 5:30pm from October to March.  Then, from April to November: 6:30pm.  Come join us!

Admission Fees: 
Adults: $3.00
Children 10- 16: $1.00
Children under 10 free.
-Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Group Rates - 12 or more adults:
Adults - 17 and up: $2.00

Individual: $10.00
Family: $15.00
Hope you JOIN!


'Swedish Bloom' Painted Barn Quilt Graces Top of Restored Barn! Come see it.

Republic County Barn Quilt            'Swedish Bloom' Barn Quilt; painted with heartfelt joy by Karen Lewis, Belleville.

Just before the Barn Quilt was hoisted up - by Apple One Media's 2 massive hoist trucks.    ALSO...

NEW Ft. Lookout Display addition! (below-artifacts donated in amazing display.) Come see it!


Welcome 2018 Republic County Historical Society President Charles Johnson!  And, heartfelt thanks to Nancy Holt, who, after 25-years as President of the Republic County Historical Society (Museum,) retired as President.  Nancy enjoyed being featured (in her final year of reign in 2017)--on the cover story in the Kansas Historical Society "Reflections Magazine." Here's the link: https://www.kshs.org/publicat/reflections/pdfs/2017winter.pdfhttps://www.kshs.org/publicat/reflections/pdfs/2017winter.pdf