Entries by ellinwoodhistoricalsociety


What: Regular meeting of Historical Society When: Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. Where: Hospital Education room Program:  Restoration of A “Feather Christmas Tree”  Joan Roth and Robin Gray Short business meeting will be held prior to program.  No admission fee.  Refreshments following program. Hope you are able to attend. For those of you who do […]


Hope you had a good time last evening.  Thanks to all who made deserts or relishes.  They were so good!!! Thanks to officers and program chair who did Potato’s and toppings.  Thanks to Lois who did table arrangements and the Trivia questions.  Thanks to Rosemary and Amber who arranged the magicians.  Thanks to everybody who […]


  You are invited our February Meeting!! When:  Feb. 7, 2017, Tuesday Time:  7 p.m. Where:  Ellinwood District Hospital Education Room We will have a speaker following a business meeting.  She will present a program on Valentines.  Please bring any old or new valentines.  We will have refreshments. Also 2017 Dues are due except for those who […]


Heads up!!!  Our next meeting is Feb. 7,2017 Time:  7pm Where: Hospital Ed Room. Program:  Valentines thru the ages Presented by a guest speaker.  Please BRING A VALENTINE YOU RECEIVED FROM YOUR SWEETIE OR ANY OLDER VALENTINE TO SHARE WITH THE GROUP.  some of us are older so they’ll be antiques just like we are. Business;  […]


Well the numbers are in from Sunday.  We reported prelims Tuesday so for you who couldn’t be there:  We deposited: 1,251.00.  This includes cookies candy and cookbooks.  I am very, very pleased !!!  such a great effort from all of you who donated time, candy, cookies or money.  We only had one non member who […]


I want to say a BIG “Thank You” to each and everyone of you who Baked cookies, helped set up, worked the sale or tear down and clean up and to those who donated time and money connected to the cookie by the pound sale and put up with me!!!   The sale went so well and […]

Our New Website

Welcome to the new Ellinwood historical society website and blog.  Here we will be posting the latest news, society info, projects, and the amazing history of Ellinwood.  With a wealth of history, the society aims to educate, inspire, and cultivate the imagination of the past.  A rich history and an even richer future will bring […]

Sts. Peter and Paul Church

Sts. Peter and Paul Church Honor Award for Excellence in Reconstruction Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ellinwood (Barton County) The St. Peter and Paul Church was originally built in 1892, replacing the original wood frame church that had been built in 1876. The parish had been established by German settlers in 1875, and was the first […]

Wolf Hotel

The Wolf Hotel was built in 1894 by John Wolf as an addition to the Delmonico Hotel which would have stood just north of the building which is now the Sunflower Bank parking lot. The addition added several rooms to the Hotel along with a new lobby, underground stores and the Bank of Ellinwood. The […]