The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum Has Been Nominated for the wKREDA Tourism/Art/Culture Business of the Year

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum Has Been Nominated for the wKREDA Tourism/Art/Culture Business of the Year. They were nominated by Brad Penka of Rush County Economic Development and Kara Jecha of Golden Belt Telephone Assn, Inc. The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum in La Crosse, Kansas has grown from a small storefront museum to a 6,000 square ft. tourist destination with international recognition.

About the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum

The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum has been active in the community since 1970. The museum displays over 2,000 varieties of barbed wire, each unique. In addition, displays of the tools and equipment used in fencing illustrate the inventiveness of pioneers and those with an eye for business in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The western history museum focuses on the environmental, cultural, and economic impact of the invention of barbed wire from the Homestead Act through its 21st century military uses. The museum has undergone two expansions, and is presently working on plans for another addition to house a new interpretive gallery and artifact storage area.

They are a valuable asset to Western Kansas and demonstrate how the strength of one business or organization can benefit the entire community. By participating in community events, creating jobs for local residents and helping to grow our economy, the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum has contributed to the economic growth occurring throughout our region. 

Congratulations to the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum for being nominated to win the wKREDA Tourism/Art/Culture Business of the Year. We encourage community members to visit their website to learn more about the work they are doing in Western Kansas.

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