Wellington testing citizens knowledge of city's heritage and history

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
The city of Wellington's mural on W Seventh St

WELLINGTON, Kansas – In celebrating 150 years of the City of Wellington, the town is having its citizens test their knowledge with the Sesquicentennial Trivia Contest.

The purpose of the Wellington, Kansas Sesquicentennial Trivia Contest is to provide citizens an opportunity to gain an appreciation of the city’s heritage.

Participants can enter if they are 18 or older and have an interest in the history of Wellington.

To enter the trivia contest, citizens must pick up a Sesquicentennial Trivia Contest packet and complete the answer sheet, then deliver their answers to the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce by Friday, May 28.

The answer to each clue is a historical business (not necessarily a current business) or landmark within the city limits. Participants are encouraged to visit local businesses to obtain the answer to each question.

The Sesquicentennial Trivia Contest gives Chisholm Trail Museum, Panhandle Railroad Museum and Carnegie Library as examples of places to visit. Some of the clues include “Give them a 1922 salute,” “Harvey, you forgot the house” and “don’t forget the lyrics.”

All participants that successfully answer the trivia clues will be entered into a random drawing. Three winners will be picked from the random drawing and each will win $25 in Chamber bucks and a sesquicentennial commemorative t-shirt.

The winners of the random drawing will be announced at the Wellington Birthday Party event at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5 at Heritage Park.