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Noel V. Hayes, Jr.The Rush County Historical Museum, housed in an old Santa Fe Depot moved from Timken, Kan., on the left; Grass Park in the background, and the building to the right, housing both the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum headquarters of the Kansas Barbed Wire Assn. and the Antique Barbed Wire Society Historical Research Area at the far end are part of the Museum Complex in La Crosse, Kan.

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The 44th Annual Antique & Barbed Wire Swap & Sell is scheduled for April 29-May 1st in La Crosse, Kan. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors are inviting exhibitors, collectors, vendors and other interested visitors to join them as they roll out the red carpet for the “Premier Barbed Wire Show in the West,” when the theme will feature “The Movies.” There will be some fun-filled new events in store along with the old favorites.

Events will kick off on Thursday, April 29th with the opening of the Kansas Museum Complex from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Complex includes the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Rush County Historical Museum, Post Rock Museum, and the Nekoma Bank Museum. The Complex will be open Friday and Saturday during the same times.

The Antique Barbed Wire Society will hold their meeting later in the day, time to be announced, at the Barbed Wire Museum. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors Association Annual Meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.



Exhibitors can reserve tables to display, buy, sell, or trade their own wire, tools, and other antiques at the La Crosse City Auditorium at 5th and Main during the annual event. Set-up will be at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30th, and Exhibits open at 8:00 a.m.

All day on Friday and Saturday, there will be a Special Encore Exhibition: “Tribute to Our Veterans.” The display will feature military uniforms and equipment from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq.



The barbed wire collections and numerous other collectibles will also be on display all day on both Friday and Saturday at the City Auditorium. Ladies are asked to bring a special silk or live flower for a special Ladies’ Activity – Corsage Making – at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

On Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. the Supershow Geocaching will take place. Final modifications of the 2009 rules are pending, but they will be nearly the same as last year.

Lunch Concessions will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. On Friday, a Ladies’ Tour and Reception will begin at 2 p.m. and Judging Displays will also be taking place. Exhibits close at 5:00 p.m.

Friday evening, April 30th, at 6:00 p.m. a Benefit Cookout will begin serving at the Grass Park Shelter, across the bridge from the museum complex. The meal will be provided by Rick’s Food Store. A free-will donation will be taken to benefit the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum.

Rush County Sheriff Ward Corsair and retired La Crosse Chief of Police Leroy Penka have teamed up to provide an evening of down-home entertainment. Corsair and Penka’s “Off Duty” team specializes in cowboy and folk music, and will be joined by professional musicians from Kansas and Colorado.

Chief Penka and Sheriff Corsair have performed in the past for community events throughout the area. All of the entertainers are donating their time and talents to the “citizens of Rush County and the barbed wire collectors.” Their performance also begins at 6:00 p.m. In case of rain, the performance will be held in the City Auditorium.

On Saturday, displays open at the City Auditorium again at 8:00 a.m., with the Geocaching at 10:00 a.m. The Public Auction of barbed wire, tools, and collectibles will begin at 2:00 p.m., with auction fees benefiting the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. Exhibits close at 3:00 p.m. and display tear down will begin. (The Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring Community Garage sales on Saturday!)

The Premiere Red Carpet Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the City Auditorium. (Advance reservations are required.) The Barbed Wire Academy Awards Ceremony will be held following the banquet.

Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite movie character. A big screen “movie” will be running before and during the banquet with some old drive-in intermission clips, and some old “silent movie’ style clips.

For readers who can not attend the 2010 Swap and Sell, but would like to visit the museums at another time, La Crosse is just a short distance off I-70, about 25 miles south of Hays, KS on US 183. The museum complex is open May to mid-September, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-4 p.m. Sun. No admission charge – donations appreciated. In off-seasons, call for appointment: (785) 222-2413.

For more information or reservations call: Cell phone (785) 222-6149. You can also email at barbedwire@rushcounty.org or access the website: http://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum/Show2010.html.

The 44th Annual Antique & Barbed Wire Swap & Sell is scheduled for April 29-May 1st in La Crosse, Kan. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors are inviting exhibitors, collectors, vendors and other interested visitors to join them as they roll out the red carpet for the “Premier Barbed Wire Show in the West,” when the theme will feature “The Movies.” There will be some fun-filled new events in store along with the old favorites.

Events will kick off on Thursday, April 29th with the opening of the Kansas Museum Complex from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Complex includes the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Rush County Historical Museum, Post Rock Museum, and the Nekoma Bank Museum. The Complex will be open Friday and Saturday during the same times.

The Antique Barbed Wire Society will hold their meeting later in the day, time to be announced, at the Barbed Wire Museum. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors Association Annual Meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

Exhibitors can reserve tables to display, buy, sell, or trade their own wire, tools, and other antiques at the La Crosse City Auditorium at 5th and Main during the annual event. Set-up will be at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30th, and Exhibits open at 8:00 a.m.

All day on Friday and Saturday, there will be a Special Encore Exhibition: “Tribute to Our Veterans.” The display will feature military uniforms and equipment from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq.

The barbed wire collections and numerous other collectibles will also be on display all day on both Friday and Saturday at the City Auditorium. Ladies are asked to bring a special silk or live flower for a special Ladies’ Activity – Corsage Making – at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

On Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. the Supershow Geocaching will take place. Final modifications of the 2009 rules are pending, but they will be nearly the same as last year.

Lunch Concessions will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. On Friday, a Ladies’ Tour and Reception will begin at 2 p.m. and Judging Displays will also be taking place. Exhibits close at 5:00 p.m.

Friday evening, April 30th, at 6:00 p.m. a Benefit Cookout will begin serving at the Grass Park Shelter, across the bridge from the museum complex. The meal will be provided by Rick’s Food Store. A free-will donation will be taken to benefit the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum.

Rush County Sheriff Ward Corsair and retired La Crosse Chief of Police Leroy Penka have teamed up to provide an evening of down-home entertainment. Corsair and Penka’s “Off Duty” team specializes in cowboy and folk music, and will be joined by professional musicians from Kansas and Colorado.

Chief Penka and Sheriff Corsair have performed in the past for community events throughout the area. All of the entertainers are donating their time and talents to the “citizens of Rush County and the barbed wire collectors.” Their performance also begins at 6:00 p.m. In case of rain, the performance will be held in the City Auditorium.

On Saturday, displays open at the City Auditorium again at 8:00 a.m., with the Geocaching at 10:00 a.m. The Public Auction of barbed wire, tools, and collectibles will begin at 2:00 p.m., with auction fees benefiting the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. Exhibits close at 3:00 p.m. and display tear down will begin. (The Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring Community Garage sales on Saturday!)

The Premiere Red Carpet Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the City Auditorium. (Advance reservations are required.) The Barbed Wire Academy Awards Ceremony will be held following the banquet.

Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite movie character. A big screen “movie” will be running before and during the banquet with some old drive-in intermission clips, and some old “silent movie’ style clips.

For readers who can not attend the 2010 Swap and Sell, but would like to visit the museums at another time, La Crosse is just a short distance off I-70, about 25 miles south of Hays, KS on US 183. The museum complex is open May to mid-September, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-4 p.m. Sun. No admission charge – donations appreciated. In off-seasons, call for appointment: (785) 222-2413.

For more information or reservations call: Cell phone (785) 222-6149. You can also email at barbedwire@rushcounty.org or access the website: http://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum/Show2010.html.

The 44th Annual Antique & Barbed Wire Swap & Sell is scheduled for April 29-May 1st in La Crosse, Kan. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors are inviting exhibitors, collectors, vendors and other interested visitors to join them as they roll out the red carpet for the “Premier Barbed Wire Show in the West,” when the theme will feature “The Movies.” There will be some fun-filled new events in store along with the old favorites.

Events will kick off on Thursday, April 29th with the opening of the Kansas Museum Complex from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Complex includes the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Rush County Historical Museum, Post Rock Museum, and the Nekoma Bank Museum. The Complex will be open Friday and Saturday during the same times.

The Antique Barbed Wire Society will hold their meeting later in the day, time to be announced, at the Barbed Wire Museum. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors Association Annual Meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

Exhibitors can reserve tables to display, buy, sell, or trade their own wire, tools, and other antiques at the La Crosse City Auditorium at 5th and Main during the annual event. Set-up will be at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30th, and Exhibits open at 8:00 a.m.

All day on Friday and Saturday, there will be a Special Encore Exhibition: “Tribute to Our Veterans.” The display will feature military uniforms and equipment from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq.

The barbed wire collections and numerous other collectibles will also be on display all day on both Friday and Saturday at the City Auditorium. Ladies are asked to bring a special silk or live flower for a special Ladies’ Activity – Corsage Making – at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

On Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. the Supershow Geocaching will take place. Final modifications of the 2009 rules are pending, but they will be nearly the same as last year.

Lunch Concessions will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. On Friday, a Ladies’ Tour and Reception will begin at 2 p.m. and Judging Displays will also be taking place. Exhibits close at 5:00 p.m.

Friday evening, April 30th, at 6:00 p.m. a Benefit Cookout will begin serving at the Grass Park Shelter, across the bridge from the museum complex. The meal will be provided by Rick’s Food Store. A free-will donation will be taken to benefit the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum.

Rush County Sheriff Ward Corsair and retired La Crosse Chief of Police Leroy Penka have teamed up to provide an evening of down-home entertainment. Corsair and Penka’s “Off Duty” team specializes in cowboy and folk music, and will be joined by professional musicians from Kansas and Colorado.

Chief Penka and Sheriff Corsair have performed in the past for community events throughout the area. All of the entertainers are donating their time and talents to the “citizens of Rush County and the barbed wire collectors.” Their performance also begins at 6:00 p.m. In case of rain, the performance will be held in the City Auditorium.

On Saturday, displays open at the City Auditorium again at 8:00 a.m., with the Geocaching at 10:00 a.m. The Public Auction of barbed wire, tools, and collectibles will begin at 2:00 p.m., with auction fees benefiting the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. Exhibits close at 3:00 p.m. and display tear down will begin. (The Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring Community Garage sales on Saturday!)

The Premiere Red Carpet Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the City Auditorium. (Advance reservations are required.) The Barbed Wire Academy Awards Ceremony will be held following the banquet.

Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite movie character. A big screen “movie” will be running before and during the banquet with some old drive-in intermission clips, and some old “silent movie’ style clips.

For readers who can not attend the 2010 Swap and Sell, but would like to visit the museums at another time, La Crosse is just a short distance off I-70, about 25 miles south of Hays, KS on US 183. The museum complex is open May to mid-September, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-4 p.m. Sun. No admission charge – donations appreciated. In off-seasons, call for appointment: (785) 222-2413.

For more information or reservations call: Cell phone (785) 222-6149. You can also email at barbedwire@rushcounty.org or access the website: http://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum/Show2010.html.

The 44th Annual Antique & Barbed Wire Swap & Sell is scheduled for April 29-May 1st in La Crosse, Kan. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors are inviting exhibitors, collectors, vendors and other interested visitors to join them as they roll out the red carpet for the “Premier Barbed Wire Show in the West,” when the theme will feature “The Movies.” There will be some fun-filled new events in store along with the old favorites.

Events will kick off on Thursday, April 29th with the opening of the Kansas Museum Complex from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Complex includes the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Rush County Historical Museum, Post Rock Museum, and the Nekoma Bank Museum. The Complex will be open Friday and Saturday during the same times.

The Antique Barbed Wire Society will hold their meeting later in the day, time to be announced, at the Barbed Wire Museum. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors Association Annual Meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

Exhibitors can reserve tables to display, buy, sell, or trade their own wire, tools, and other antiques at the La Crosse City Auditorium at 5th and Main during the annual event. Set-up will be at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30th, and Exhibits open at 8:00 a.m.

All day on Friday and Saturday, there will be a Special Encore Exhibition: “Tribute to Our Veterans.” The display will feature military uniforms and equipment from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq.

The barbed wire collections and numerous other collectibles will also be on display all day on both Friday and Saturday at the City Auditorium. Ladies are asked to bring a special silk or live flower for a special Ladies’ Activity – Corsage Making – at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

On Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. the Supershow Geocaching will take place. Final modifications of the 2009 rules are pending, but they will be nearly the same as last year.

Lunch Concessions will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. On Friday, a Ladies’ Tour and Reception will begin at 2 p.m. and Judging Displays will also be taking place. Exhibits close at 5:00 p.m.

Friday evening, April 30th, at 6:00 p.m. a Benefit Cookout will begin serving at the Grass Park Shelter, across the bridge from the museum complex. The meal will be provided by Rick’s Food Store. A free-will donation will be taken to benefit the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum.

Rush County Sheriff Ward Corsair and retired La Crosse Chief of Police Leroy Penka have teamed up to provide an evening of down-home entertainment. Corsair and Penka’s “Off Duty” team specializes in cowboy and folk music, and will be joined by professional musicians from Kansas and Colorado.

Chief Penka and Sheriff Corsair have performed in the past for community events throughout the area. All of the entertainers are donating their time and talents to the “citizens of Rush County and the barbed wire collectors.” Their performance also begins at 6:00 p.m. In case of rain, the performance will be held in the City Auditorium.

On Saturday, displays open at the City Auditorium again at 8:00 a.m., with the Geocaching at 10:00 a.m. The Public Auction of barbed wire, tools, and collectibles will begin at 2:00 p.m., with auction fees benefiting the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. Exhibits close at 3:00 p.m. and display tear down will begin. (The Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring Community Garage sales on Saturday!)

The Premiere Red Carpet Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the City Auditorium. (Advance reservations are required.) The Barbed Wire Academy Awards Ceremony will be held following the banquet.

Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite movie character. A big screen “movie” will be running before and during the banquet with some old drive-in intermission clips, and some old “silent movie’ style clips.

For readers who can not attend the 2010 Swap and Sell, but would like to visit the museums at another time, La Crosse is just a short distance off I-70, about 25 miles south of Hays, KS on US 183. The museum complex is open May to mid-September, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-4 p.m. Sun. No admission charge – donations appreciated. In off-seasons, call for appointment: (785) 222-2413.

For more information or reservations call: Cell phone (785) 222-6149. You can also email at barbedwire@rushcounty.org or access the website: http://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum/Show2010.html.

The 44th Annual Antique & Barbed Wire Swap & Sell is scheduled for April 29-May 1st in La Crosse, Kan. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors are inviting exhibitors, collectors, vendors and other interested visitors to join them as they roll out the red carpet for the “Premier Barbed Wire Show in the West,” when the theme will feature “The Movies.” There will be some fun-filled new events in store along with the old favorites.

Events will kick off on Thursday, April 29th with the opening of the Kansas Museum Complex from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Complex includes the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Rush County Historical Museum, Post Rock Museum, and the Nekoma Bank Museum. The Complex will be open Friday and Saturday during the same times.

The Antique Barbed Wire Society will hold their meeting later in the day, time to be announced, at the Barbed Wire Museum. The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors Association Annual Meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

Exhibitors can reserve tables to display, buy, sell, or trade their own wire, tools, and other antiques at the La Crosse City Auditorium at 5th and Main during the annual event. Set-up will be at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30th, and Exhibits open at 8:00 a.m.

All day on Friday and Saturday, there will be a Special Encore Exhibition: “Tribute to Our Veterans.” The display will feature military uniforms and equipment from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq.

The barbed wire collections and numerous other collectibles will also be on display all day on both Friday and Saturday at the City Auditorium. Ladies are asked to bring a special silk or live flower for a special Ladies’ Activity – Corsage Making – at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

On Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. the Supershow Geocaching will take place. Final modifications of the 2009 rules are pending, but they will be nearly the same as last year.

Lunch Concessions will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. On Friday, a Ladies’ Tour and Reception will begin at 2 p.m. and Judging Displays will also be taking place. Exhibits close at 5:00 p.m.

Friday evening, April 30th, at 6:00 p.m. a Benefit Cookout will begin serving at the Grass Park Shelter, across the bridge from the museum complex. The meal will be provided by Rick’s Food Store. A free-will donation will be taken to benefit the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum.

Rush County Sheriff Ward Corsair and retired La Crosse Chief of Police Leroy Penka have teamed up to provide an evening of down-home entertainment. Corsair and Penka’s “Off Duty” team specializes in cowboy and folk music, and will be joined by professional musicians from Kansas and Colorado.

Chief Penka and Sheriff Corsair have performed in the past for community events throughout the area. All of the entertainers are donating their time and talents to the “citizens of Rush County and the barbed wire collectors.” Their performance also begins at 6:00 p.m. In case of rain, the performance will be held in the City Auditorium.

On Saturday, displays open at the City Auditorium again at 8:00 a.m., with the Geocaching at 10:00 a.m. The Public Auction of barbed wire, tools, and collectibles will begin at 2:00 p.m., with auction fees benefiting the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. Exhibits close at 3:00 p.m. and display tear down will begin. (The Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring Community Garage sales on Saturday!)

The Premiere Red Carpet Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the City Auditorium. (Advance reservations are required.) The Barbed Wire Academy Awards Ceremony will be held following the banquet.

Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite movie character. A big screen “movie” will be running before and during the banquet with some old drive-in intermission clips, and some old “silent movie’ style clips.

For readers who can not attend the 2010 Swap and Sell, but would like to visit the museums at another time, La Crosse is just a short distance off I-70, about 25 miles south of Hays, KS on US 183. The museum complex is open May to mid-September, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-4 p.m. Sun. No admission charge – donations appreciated. In off-seasons, call for appointment: (785) 222-2413.

For more information or reservations call: Cell phone (785) 222-6149. You can also email at barbedwire@rushcounty.org or access the website: http://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum/Show2010.html.


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