A Day of History in Bison, Kansas

Bison History Day


Sunday, June 16, 2024

History comes alive for a day in historic Bison, Kansas.

Lone Star School
2:00 - 4:00 pm: Open House - Historic Lone Star School.
The Lone Star School is a one-room church/school located one mile west of Bison. The native limestone building contains many of its original furnishings and is the oldest commercial building in Rush County. The school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lester Seuser, will present “Dear Old Golden Days” his first-hand memories of attending Lone Star School in the 1940s.

Bison Community Museum
3:00 - 5:00 pm: Open House - Bison Community Museum.
The museum houses a collection of memorabilia illustrating the history of Bison.

Stone Dressing
1:00 - 5:00 pm: Stone Dressing Demonstration - Bison City Park
Neil Unrein of the Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition will be demonstrating the art of breaking and dressing limestone for buildings.

4:00 pm: Don Urban Choral - Bison Community Center
Enjoy live music by singers from Rush County

afternoon: Open House - Bison United Methodist Church
Tour the beautiful Bison Church, view its beautiful stained glass windows, and learn about its history.

Bison City Hall
All day: Walk the tree-lined Main Street of Bison. Visit the historic buildings from the early 20th century. Check out the native limestone City Hall constructed by the Works Progress Administration in 1935 and the 1913 City Jail. The native limestone Grade School, built in 1937 by the WPA, is also located on Main Street, but is private property. The Bison State Bank, founded in 1901, is the oldest continuously operating business in Rush County. The bank has been in its present location since 1905.

Learn more about Bison, Kansas at rushcounty.org