Honoring Early Rose Hill, Kansas


Welcome to the Rose Hill Historical Society!

We hope you enjoy browsing this site and learning more about the heritage of Rose Hill, Kansas. The Historical Society was started in 2007 with the intent of preserving the past and to build community support for the historical society.



Rose Hill, Kansas was named by J.H. Lowery, in 1869. At the time, the government provided incentives for railroad workers and farmers to “Go West, Young Man, Go West” and settle the land. Mr. Lowery built a home about one mile south of the current elementary school where he planted roses, shrubs, and trees. Read How Rose Hill Bloomed!


Find Us

We would love for you to visit our museum!

 We are located at:

 106 S. Main St,

 Rose Hill, KS, 67133

 Our Hours Are:

 10 AM – 2 PM

Second and Fourth Saturday each month Or by Appointment


 (316) 776-2605