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Blue Rapids Museum Plans Upgrades; Announces Upcoming Displays

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Efforts are underway at the Blue Rapids Museum to permanently replace the floor in the south portion of the building, which was acquired several years ago. Repairs to the roof and reinforcing the floor have been completed, and funds are being solicited to complete the work, estimated to cost $13-14,000. The work would allow for permanent exhibits, as well as ... Read More »

A Collection of Record Proportions

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The Blue Rapids Museum is close to opening a major and unique exhibit in the “Stanley’s” portion. The Floyd Sutton family, as a tribute to Fib, plan to bring in antique toys, Georgia Pacific photos, old model trains, refurbished antique clocks and unique working phonographs. There will be antique tools of known and unknown purposes and a tribute to the ... Read More »

Program on Orphan Train in Blue Rapids this weekend

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There’s going to be a free program at the Blue Rapids Museum this Saturday, January 26 starting at 2 pm about the Orphan Train, which ran on the Central Branch railroad.  A short video will be shown, Melva Sanner will do a re-enactment of Anna Laura Hill, a placement agent for the Orphan Train, and Pat Osborne, President of the Historical Society, will ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Museum To Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit

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The Kansas Humanities Council approved a grant in the amount of $1,410 to the Blue Rapids Museum to enable them to be a partner site for the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition, The Way We Worked. The Humanities Council is proud that museums, historical societies, and public libraries will take the lead in continuing the critical conversation about work and working ... Read More »