Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
May
28
Sat
7:00 am Big Mac Bass Attack
Big Mac Bass Attack
May 28 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
7:30 pm Drive-In Movie Night @ Keith County Fairgrounds
Drive-In Movie Night @ Keith County Fairgrounds
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Keith County Historical Society presents the Drive-In Movie Night Fundraiser Saturday, May 28 at the Keith County Fairgrounds.  Showtimes 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm featuring The Sandlot and Top Gun.   Bring blankets and[...]
Jun
3
Fri
all-day 2nd Annual BBQ Cook-Off @ Rendezvous Square
2nd Annual BBQ Cook-Off @ Rendezvous Square
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
Date/Time Information: Check-in: Friday, June 3rd: 4-8pm Saturday, June 4th: 6-8am Judging: Saturday, June 4th: 4-5pm $30 Entry Fee

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.