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Kansas Barbed Wire Swap & Sell – 2011

Ella Marie Hayes
Saratoga, Wyo.

Photos By Linda Kenyon, The Rush County News-LaCroA group of men attending last year's Barbed Wire Show in La Crosse, Kan., are examining the fencing display owned by Larry Greer.

The 45th Annual Antique & Barbed Wire Swap & Sell is scheduled for May 5-7, 2011, in LaCrosse, Kan. The Kansas Barbed Wire collectors are inviting exhibitors, collectors, vendors and other interested visitors to join them as they uncover the clues and solve the crime of the barbed-bandit as they reveal the criminal and other surprises with a theme featuring “Crime Scene Investigation-Barbed Wire.”

Mr. Bob Wire, world famous barbed wire collector, has reserved a table to display his soon-to-be-legendary collection at our show. Rumor has it that a portion of his collection may be stolen by an unknown barbed-bandit. It will be up to our show participants to examine the clues and attempt to solve the crime.

During the banquet on Saturday night, the identity of the barbed-bandit will be revealed. Bob Wire is scheduled to make an appearance and (hopefully) present a handsome reward to the sharp (pardon the pun) detectives who successfully solve the crime.

Events at Grass Park kick off on Thursday, May 5th with the opening of the Kansas Museum Complex from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Complex includes the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Nekoma Bank Museum, Post Rock Museum, and Rush County Historical Museum. The museums will also be open Friday and Saturday during the same times.

Events at the City Auditorium will begin at 6 p.m. with a Benefit Barbecue for the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, entrance by freewill donation. The meal will be provided by Rick’s Food Store.

An evening of down-home entertainment by “Off-Duty” will follow at 7 p.m. after the meal is served. Rush County Sheriff Ward Corsair and retired LaCrosse Chief of Police Leroy Penka have teamed up to specialize in cowboy and folk music. Corsair and Penka will be joined by Trevor Crowell, Wyatt Corsair, Chance Corsair and Brad Penka and all are all donating their time and talents to “the citizens of Rush County and the barbed wire collectors.”

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On Friday, May 6, the City Auditorium doors will open to the public at 8 a.m. to view the exhibits including barbed wire collections and other collectibles. The Special Encore Exhibition: “Tribute to our Veterans” featuring military uniforms and equipment from WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq will include new items. The Crime Scene Barbed-vestigation will also begin.

Lunch Concessions will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. both days. Judging of displays will be at 2 p.m. Meanwhile, the ABWS & KBWCA Meetings will be over at the Museum. Exhibits close at 5 p.m.

The World Champion Splicing Contest with Men’s, Women’s, and Youth Divisions will begin at 5 p.m. The contest features a splicing machine rigged with two posts allowing contestants to put their fence mending skills to the test. Judging is based on speed and the measured sag. The completed splice must support a 75-pound weight (No weight is used in youth category).

On Saturday, displays at the Auditorium will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check at the registration table for instructions for the Geocashing Event which will begin at 10 a.m. Community Garage Sales will also be going on around town.

The Public Auction of barbed wire, tools, and collectibles will begin at 2 p.m. with auction fees benefiting the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. Exhibits will close at 3 p.m. and display tear down will begin.

The BCSI Banquet (Barbed Crime Scene Investigation will begin at 6:30 p.m. with advance reservations required.

Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite detective. The Barbed Wire Awards Ceremony will be held following the banquet.

For readers who can’t attend the 2011 Swap and Sell, but would like to visit the museums at another time, LaCrosse is just a short distance off I-70, about 25 miles south of Hays, Kan., on U.S. 183. The Museum Complex is open May 1st to mid-September, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-4 p.m. Sun. No admission charge – donations appreciated.

For a schedule of events or to register on-line go to the website: http://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum. For more information send emails to barbedwire@rushcounty.org.

The 45th Annual Antique & Barbed Wire Swap & Sell is scheduled for May 5-7, 2011, in LaCrosse, Kan. The Kansas Barbed Wire collectors are inviting exhibitors, collectors, vendors and other interested visitors to join them as they uncover the clues and solve the crime of the barbed-bandit as they reveal the criminal and other surprises with a theme featuring “Crime Scene Investigation-Barbed Wire.”

Mr. Bob Wire, world famous barbed wire collector, has reserved a table to display his soon-to-be-legendary collection at our show. Rumor has it that a portion of his collection may be stolen by an unknown barbed-bandit. It will be up to our show participants to examine the clues and attempt to solve the crime.

During the banquet on Saturday night, the identity of the barbed-bandit will be revealed. Bob Wire is scheduled to make an appearance and (hopefully) present a handsome reward to the sharp (pardon the pun) detectives who successfully solve the crime.

Events at Grass Park kick off on Thursday, May 5th with the opening of the Kansas Museum Complex from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Complex includes the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Nekoma Bank Museum, Post Rock Museum, and Rush County Historical Museum. The museums will also be open Friday and Saturday during the same times.

Events at the City Auditorium will begin at 6 p.m. with a Benefit Barbecue for the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, entrance by freewill donation. The meal will be provided by Rick’s Food Store.

An evening of down-home entertainment by “Off-Duty” will follow at 7 p.m. after the meal is served. Rush County Sheriff Ward Corsair and retired LaCrosse Chief of Police Leroy Penka have teamed up to specialize in cowboy and folk music. Corsair and Penka will be joined by Trevor Crowell, Wyatt Corsair, Chance Corsair and Brad Penka and all are all donating their time and talents to “the citizens of Rush County and the barbed wire collectors.”

On Friday, May 6, the City Auditorium doors will open to the public at 8 a.m. to view the exhibits including barbed wire collections and other collectibles. The Special Encore Exhibition: “Tribute to our Veterans” featuring military uniforms and equipment from WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq will include new items. The Crime Scene Barbed-vestigation will also begin.

Lunch Concessions will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. both days. Judging of displays will be at 2 p.m. Meanwhile, the ABWS & KBWCA Meetings will be over at the Museum. Exhibits close at 5 p.m.

The World Champion Splicing Contest with Men’s, Women’s, and Youth Divisions will begin at 5 p.m. The contest features a splicing machine rigged with two posts allowing contestants to put their fence mending skills to the test. Judging is based on speed and the measured sag. The completed splice must support a 75-pound weight (No weight is used in youth category).

On Saturday, displays at the Auditorium will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check at the registration table for instructions for the Geocashing Event which will begin at 10 a.m. Community Garage Sales will also be going on around town.

The Public Auction of barbed wire, tools, and collectibles will begin at 2 p.m. with auction fees benefiting the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. Exhibits will close at 3 p.m. and display tear down will begin.

The BCSI Banquet (Barbed Crime Scene Investigation will begin at 6:30 p.m. with advance reservations required.

Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite detective. The Barbed Wire Awards Ceremony will be held following the banquet.

For readers who can’t attend the 2011 Swap and Sell, but would like to visit the museums at another time, LaCrosse is just a short distance off I-70, about 25 miles south of Hays, Kan., on U.S. 183. The Museum Complex is open May 1st to mid-September, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-4 p.m. Sun. No admission charge – donations appreciated.

For a schedule of events or to register on-line go to the website: http://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum. For more information send emails to barbedwire@rushcounty.org.

The 45th Annual Antique & Barbed Wire Swap & Sell is scheduled for May 5-7, 2011, in LaCrosse, Kan. The Kansas Barbed Wire collectors are inviting exhibitors, collectors, vendors and other interested visitors to join them as they uncover the clues and solve the crime of the barbed-bandit as they reveal the criminal and other surprises with a theme featuring “Crime Scene Investigation-Barbed Wire.”

Mr. Bob Wire, world famous barbed wire collector, has reserved a table to display his soon-to-be-legendary collection at our show. Rumor has it that a portion of his collection may be stolen by an unknown barbed-bandit. It will be up to our show participants to examine the clues and attempt to solve the crime.

During the banquet on Saturday night, the identity of the barbed-bandit will be revealed. Bob Wire is scheduled to make an appearance and (hopefully) present a handsome reward to the sharp (pardon the pun) detectives who successfully solve the crime.

Events at Grass Park kick off on Thursday, May 5th with the opening of the Kansas Museum Complex from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Complex includes the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Nekoma Bank Museum, Post Rock Museum, and Rush County Historical Museum. The museums will also be open Friday and Saturday during the same times.

Events at the City Auditorium will begin at 6 p.m. with a Benefit Barbecue for the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, entrance by freewill donation. The meal will be provided by Rick’s Food Store.

An evening of down-home entertainment by “Off-Duty” will follow at 7 p.m. after the meal is served. Rush County Sheriff Ward Corsair and retired LaCrosse Chief of Police Leroy Penka have teamed up to specialize in cowboy and folk music. Corsair and Penka will be joined by Trevor Crowell, Wyatt Corsair, Chance Corsair and Brad Penka and all are all donating their time and talents to “the citizens of Rush County and the barbed wire collectors.”

On Friday, May 6, the City Auditorium doors will open to the public at 8 a.m. to view the exhibits including barbed wire collections and other collectibles. The Special Encore Exhibition: “Tribute to our Veterans” featuring military uniforms and equipment from WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq will include new items. The Crime Scene Barbed-vestigation will also begin.

Lunch Concessions will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. both days. Judging of displays will be at 2 p.m. Meanwhile, the ABWS & KBWCA Meetings will be over at the Museum. Exhibits close at 5 p.m.

The World Champion Splicing Contest with Men’s, Women’s, and Youth Divisions will begin at 5 p.m. The contest features a splicing machine rigged with two posts allowing contestants to put their fence mending skills to the test. Judging is based on speed and the measured sag. The completed splice must support a 75-pound weight (No weight is used in youth category).

On Saturday, displays at the Auditorium will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check at the registration table for instructions for the Geocashing Event which will begin at 10 a.m. Community Garage Sales will also be going on around town.

The Public Auction of barbed wire, tools, and collectibles will begin at 2 p.m. with auction fees benefiting the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. Exhibits will close at 3 p.m. and display tear down will begin.

The BCSI Banquet (Barbed Crime Scene Investigation will begin at 6:30 p.m. with advance reservations required.

Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite detective. The Barbed Wire Awards Ceremony will be held following the banquet.

For readers who can’t attend the 2011 Swap and Sell, but would like to visit the museums at another time, LaCrosse is just a short distance off I-70, about 25 miles south of Hays, Kan., on U.S. 183. The Museum Complex is open May 1st to mid-September, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 1-4 p.m. Sun. No admission charge – donations appreciated.

For a schedule of events or to register on-line go to the website: http://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum. For more information send emails to barbedwire@rushcounty.org.