Acadia of the West
A French Canadian Settlement
The City of Damar welcomes you!
The community of Damar welcomes you to our truly unique community in Northwest Kansas! In 1884, following a presidential signature authorizing Francis St. Peter to one hundred and sixty acres of land on the western edge of Rooks County, Canadian French Catholic people soon followed, so many in fact that the community became known as the "Acadia of the West." Today the community retains its French Canadian heritage, which is reflected in many of the buildings throughout the town.
The beautiful St. Joseph's Catholic Church stands as a beacon on the plains surrounding Damar. It is located at the end of a small, but thriving Main Street that features a cafe, beauty salon, gift shop, bar, and the "French Quarter" Visitor's Center.
Historical Foundation creates website
The newly-created Damar Community Historical Foundation has continued to make progress in their goal of preserving the history of the town of Damar and to create economic development opportunities. The latest improvement is the addition of a website that will help visitors navigate that progress and to give them a portal for information. Click here to access the website.
Damar celebrates Le'Frog Fest
The first Le'Frog Fest was a fun time for all on September 2, 2017. Thanks to all the people who worked so hard helping with all the activities! Again, we had people who came from many states to enjoy our little town's festival! It was sure a treat so see some families who came from as far as Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and of course, our great state of Kansas!! The food was so good, parade was very entertaining, pickle ball tournament a success, Mass was beautiful, thanks to the girls in the Class of 67' leading the music and Michele Pfeifer playing the organ for us, bingo was fun, and I could go on and on!!! It is always so neat to see all the smiles and hugs between family members and friends who have gathered in our little town for "just a little festival"
Second building donated to DCHF by Newell Family.
Dedication of the Newell building that was donated to the Damar Community Historical Foundation was held on May 25. The building was donated in honor of the late Loren Newell, who was a long-time contributor to the city of Damar.