Calendar of Events

Jun
29
Sat
all-day JULY Activity Calendar – Lake Ma...
JULY Activity Calendar – Lake Ma...
Jun 29 – Jul 31 all-day
JULY Activity Calendar - Lake Mac Naturalist
Join Park Naturalist Heidi Swanson & NGP staff for these July activities. Programs are at the Lake McConaughy Visitors Center (VC) unless otherwise noted. Please call (308) 284-8800 with any questions. July 23 (Tuesday) Freshwater[...]
Jul
24
Wed
all-day Keith County Fair
Keith County Fair
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day
Keith County Fair
Events include: Wednesday, July 24:  Beer & Wine Fest 6 PM Freestyle Bull Riding 6 PM Thursday, July 25 Bounce House & Games 1 PM Karaoke Open Mic 6 PM Ranch Rodeo 6:30 PM Friday,[...]
Jul
27
Sat
all-day 30th Anniversary Kites & Castles
30th Anniversary Kites & Castles
Jul 27 all-day
Annual sand castle building contest and kite flying event at Lake McConaughy.
all-day Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo
Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day
Contact:  Steve Kraus (308) 289-0285

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 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. The O’Brien/Lute home, an early 1900s homestead era dwelling, is also available for viewing.

Owned by the Keith County Historical Society, the Mansion, school house, and O’Brien/Lute home 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.