Calendar of Events

Jul
27
Wed
all-day Keith County Fair & Rodeo
Keith County Fair & Rodeo
Jul 27 – Jul 31 all-day
Wednesday, July 27 Combine Derby 6:00 pm Thursday, July 28 Ranch Rodeo 6:30 pm Friday, July 29 Fairboard BBQ 5:00 pm Wild West Pig Wrestling 7:00 pm Saturday, July 30 Kids Ranch Rodeo 1:00 pm[...]
Jul
30
Sat
all-day 27th Annual Kites & Castles
27th Annual Kites & Castles
Jul 30 all-day
27th Annual Kites & Castles
Kites and Castles is a go for July 30! Water levels are still predicted to be higher than normal by the end of July, but if the water is too high for a large building[...]
8:00 am Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Shop the selection of fresh produce and crafts under the shaded canopy at Rendezvous Square.  Saturday mornings 8-noon through the first weekend in October.
Aug
6
Sat
8:00 am Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Shop the selection of fresh produce and crafts under the shaded canopy at Rendezvous Square.  Saturday mornings 8-noon through the first weekend in October.

Mansion on the Hill

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An authentic Victorian style home, the Mansion on the Hill was Ogallala’s finest residence when it was completed in 1887. Today, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and is a favorite with visitors to Ogallala.

The Mansion was built by L.A. Brandhoefer, and was made of red brick kilned at the local brick factory. The home was first occupied for any length of time by the H.L. McWilliams family.  Mr. McWilliams was a local banker, and his wife enjoyed entertaining from the beautiful home.

Located at the corner of West 10th and Spruce Street, the mansion has many unique features, including ten foot ceilings, sixteen inch thick solid brick walls, walnut shuttered windows, and solid brass hardware throughout. Other attractions include two beautifully hand carved cherry wood fireplaces, carved corner blocks and panel inserts on doors and window frames, and ornate curved staircase leading to the second floor.

Visitors may also tour the authentic one room school house on the Mansion grounds. Built in 1902, the District #7 school house was originally located 5 miles south of Roscoe.

Owned by the Keith County Historical Society, the Mansion and school house have been preserved and maintained as historical landmarks and visitor attractions.

The Mansion is open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the Sunday before Labor Day, Tuesday through Saturday 9:00-4:00, Sundays 11:00-4:00, and closed Mondays.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.