The Finney County Historical Society’s Brown Bag Lunch program will conclude for 2017 with a program entitled “History Through Hospitality” on Feb. 28.  The presentation will feature historic bed and breakfast inns across Kansas and nearby states.

The annual lecture series provides live presentations at noon each Tuesday in February, primarily focusing on history.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome.  The programs take place in the meeting room of the Finney County Museum, with access via the north entrance.  The museum is located at 403 S. Fourth in Finnup Park.

The staff will provide beverages and homemade dessert, and those who wish may bring their own lunch.

The program is being presented by Neva and Steve Quakenbush, who have stayed at 50 to 60 bed and breakfast establishments over the past 26 years.  She is a staff member at Stenographic Service and he is executive director of the Finney County Historical Society.

The noon series began Feb. 7 with “Keep 5 in Kansas,” by Conny Bogaard, executive director of the Western Kansas Community Foundation.  Subsequent sessions have included “Firearms of the Old West” by Lary Cole of Holcomb and a history of early-day Finney County marshals, sheriffs and police chiefs by Johnetta Hebrlee, museum education coordinator.

​Anyone with questions may reach the museum at 620-272-3664.