About The Celebration

Why Celebrate?

The year 2024 is the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Rush County, Kansas. A 150th anniversary is known as a “sesquicentennial”. On December 5, 1874, Rush County was officially recognized as a county in Kansas by proclamation of Governor Thomas Osborne.

150-Year Rush Logo

What is the 150-Year Rush?

The 150-Year Rush slogan is an update from the Rush Centennial Celebration in 1974, The 100-Year Rush. For 2024, we have decided rather than to put together one large celebration, we would join with existing community festivals and events, to help promote and expand upon what Rush County already has to offer. The sesquicentennial celebration for Rush County is coordinated by The Rush County Historical Society and Rush County Economic Development. Steering Committee members are representatives from communities with the county. Committee meetings are open to anyone, and all interested individuals are welcome to participate.

Share Your Talents

We are looking for all types of volunteers to serve on committees or help with your community's event by volunteering for a day or even a few hours. We have something for everyone. To learn about opportunities, visit our contact page and we will find a place for you!


Join us for our next planning meeting:
To Be Announced