Below is a list of the upcoming events held by the Wabaunsee County Historical Society and the Wabaunsee County Museum.
Visit the Venerable Volland Store
There will not be a WCHS Fall Tour this year. Instead the historical society is participating in the commemoration of the Kratzer Store at Volland on Sunday, October 20, 2013. It was on October 16, 1913 when scores of people from the community gathered at the grand opening of the new store. The store was closed in 1971 and had continued to deteriorate since that time.
The roof as well as both floors of the brick building had collapsed into the basement leaving the outer shell of the structure. Late last year, Jerry and Patty Reece, who live in Kansas City and part-time at their place in Wabaunsee County, purchased the store and 15 acres of land adjoining the building. They hired workers to clean out the rubble from the basement, and plan to replace the roof and restore the inside.
The festivities at Volland will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and will include displays, interviews, music and cake. Bring lawn chairs and a freezer of your homemade ice cream to share if you wish. Volland is located nine miles west of Alma on Old K-10 Road, then a half-mile south on Volland Road. The public is invited.
(Photo by John LaShelle)