Our Presbyterian church was the first established in this frontier railroad town. The original 1870 structure is gone but its replacement, built in 1921, forms the core of our building today. In 2002, after several years of planning and fundraising, we built an addition to provide more classroom, fellowship, kitchen, and meeting space. Our membership continues to grow, and we are thankful for the vibrancy of our congregation.
Wamego itself has a rich history as a site near the Oregon Trail and a location central to the drama of “Bleeding Kansas” and the Civil War. Wamego grew and prospered when it became the site for a major railroad repair facility. At one time Wamego had two opera houses, one of which, the Columbian Theater, has been fully restored. We take great pride in our thriving community and its downtown and city park, which is a lovely space inhabited by the Historical Museum complex, a Dutch windmill from the 1870s, bronze statues from the Chicago Exposition of 1893, a beautiful playground, and other recreation facilities.