The Halstead Public Library received a grant from South Central Kansas Library System to preserve Halstead history. Old Settlers has been a Harvey County/Halstead tradition for 128 years. To help advertise and promote the picnic programs were printed and distributed. These programs have been digitized and are now available to view at: www.halstead.digitalsckls.info
The programs that are digitized start with 1899 and continue through 1917. At this time either the Old Settlers Committee quit printing programs or they are not available.
These programs contain events during the Old Settlers Picnic, advertising of Harvey County businesses, and also interesting stories of Harvey County’s first settlers.