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Heritage Center, Barber County, Kansas

The Heritage Center near Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.

Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.
The Heritage Center near Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.
Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.


Daryl Schiff, Chairman of the Wilmore Opry, during his 01 Oct 2006 Wilmore Opry performance with his daughter, Martina McBride, and son, Marty Schiff, at the Heritage Center near Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Rick Sabral.
Daryl Schiff, Chairman of the Wilmore Opry, during his 01 Oct 2006 Wilmore Opry performance
with his daughter, Martina McBride, and son, Marty Schiff,
at the Heritage Center near Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Rick Sabral.


The Barber County Heritage Center is a new facility for Barber County and Medicine Lodge. The Historical Center is operated by the Greater Barber County Historical Action Association. Its Community Room and Museum consists of over 10,000 sq. ft. of floor space. It is a great setting for community events, concerts and family reunions. Lois Wortman is in charge of renting the Heritage Center. Her number is 620-886-5242.

-- Information from Greater Barber County Historical Action Association, Inc., PO Box 32, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104.

The Heritage Center is at 1056 SE Isabel Road on Highway 160 east of Medicine Lodge, Kansas. It is across the highway from the Peace Treaty Grounds entrance and at the Isabel turn off.


More Information about the Barber County Heritage Center:

The Martina McBride Museum

The Martin McBride Museum Project   This message board posting also contains ordering information for the Barber County "Country Cooking" cookbook.

National Gypsum contributes wallboard for Heritage Center   News article from The Gyp Hills Premiere.

Community Service Tax Credits Awarded, July 1, 2003:   "Greater Barber County Historical Action Association, Inc., Medicine Lodge, $225,000. This award will help build the Heritage Center to include a large community room that will be used for educational, health, community activities and display space for historical artifacts."

Shannon Thom   "She is a board member of the Greater Barber County Historical Action Association. Among other projects, the group is creating a museum to house the Martina McBride Museum."

Kevin Noland's Blog:   See his 9 May 2006 entry: "It all started Friday, April 29th.... It was a very busy day and weekend, as many of you remember. Martina came to town for the KaBOOM! playground build and the Greater Barber County Historical Action Association held their dedication of their new building."

Heritage Center Fundraiser   "The Greater Barber County Historical Action Association and Martina McBride raised nearly $14,000 at Saturday’s fundraiser for the Heritage Center. The day’s events included a celebrity auction and two musical performances." - David Fasgold, The Gyp Hills Premiere.

Design Day for the Playground - David Fasgold, The Gyp Hills Premiere, 25 Feb 2005.


Do you belong to The Greater Barber County Historical Action Association, Inc.?

Would you like to create your own web log ("blog") for free to share news of happenings at the Heritage Center?

You can do so in 3 easy steps at http://www.blogger.com/start. You can update your Heritage Center "blog" as often as you please.

Your online account of Heritage Center News can be as brief or as comprehensive as you like. The tool is free. What you do with it if you choose to use it is up to you.

When you have your blog about The Heritage Center online, please let me know so that I can link to it from this page.

Thank you,
Jerry Ferrin.


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