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The Keith County Historical Society was organized at a meeting on January 29, 1962 with the following objectives.

bullet To obtain a museum
bullet To promote historical tours in the area
bulletTo restore, preserve and recreate historical buildings
bulletMark historical sites
bulletCommemorate anniversaries and events
bulletTo publish a newsletter for members
bulletTo gather history and encourage historical research
bulletTo gather information from early settlers and citizens of the county

The Mansion on the Hill was added to the Keith County Historical Society inventory in 1967 meeting the first objective of obtaining a museum.

The present Keith County Historical Society continues to follow the above objectives along with the added objectives found below:

To continue the maintenance of the Victorian House on the Hill as a community attraction.

To update the inventory of the contents of the Mansion on the Hill

To standardize the format for accepting donated historical items for the Mansion.

To transfer historical information and pictures to electronic formats by scanning existing information and pictures from the KCHS collections.

To coordinate access of historical information between the Goodall City Library and the Keith County Historical Society.

To construct a web-page with a searchable site informing people of the Ogallala Mansion on the Hill along with information about the Keith County Historical Society.

To continue to seek funding to support the preservation of the Mansion on the Hill and the activities as listed above.

Members of the Keith County Historical Society Board of Directors* and committee chairmen.

*Kendra Casky   President…Preservation/Conservation

*Sharon Ott .....Vice President and Special Events

*Vance Nelson ....Treasurer..Research and Preservation

*Ginny Steinke  Secretary…Coordinates RSVP volunteers

*Sue Schilz …..Special Events

*Doug Parks....Research and Preservation

*Ron Wolvin ....Research Requests and Boot Hill

Doris Wilson ....Curator Coordinator


The Keith County Historical Society meets each month on the first Thursday.  The meeting time is 12:00 noon and location of the meeting is the Mansion on the Hill except for January thru April.   The Mansion is not heated during these months and the meeting is then held at the Goodall City Library on the day and time listed above. Everyone is welcome to come to these meetings.