Calendar of Events

Jul
25
Wed
all-day Keith County Fair July 25-29
Keith County Fair July 25-29
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day
See a complete schedule of events and contact info HERE!   Keith County Fair & Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo Wednesday, July 25 5:00 pm Sun Valley Rides 6:00 pm Christian Concert – Vota Thursday, July 26 5:00[...]
Jul
28
Sat
all-day Kites & Castles
Kites & Castles
Jul 28 all-day
Kites & Castles
Lake McConaughy’s Premiere FREE Family Fun Event! Click here to pre-register!  (Preferred but not required.) 11 AM: Registration Noon to 4 PM: Sand Castle Building Noon:  Free kids’ kite building while supplies last 4 PM: [...]
Aug
4
Sat
all-day Brule Day
Brule Day
Aug 4 all-day
Contact: John Frates (308) 287-2434

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.