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Church near Junction City, Kansas ca 1942.

The above is the kind of view you are likely to see on a typical drive across the state of Kansas.

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Historical Museum Guide for Kansas

A directory of Historical Museums in Kansas, categorized by county.

Taking a trip to Kansas?  A visit to these Kansas museums and historical societies will allow you to soak up some local history and culture while you are there.  Visiting historic sites will allow you to lift the clouds a little and see through the eyes of the people who came before us.  Some history museums have virtual tours, histories, genealogy data and historic photos to view online.  We have provided links to these when available so you can visit without leaving home!

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Allen County

Boyhood Home & Museum of Major General Frederick Funston

Constructed in 1860 on a homestead about five miles north of Iola, Kansas, the home was moved in 1994 to the Iola City Square.  The home has been restored and features original furnishings and items related to the historical travels of Frederick Funston.  Located at 14 South Washington in Iola, KS.

Humboldt Historical Museum

The museum is housed in 5 buildings, one of which was built in 1867.  Visit an 1800s house, one room schoolhouse, and exhibits focused on agricultural industry and methods in Kansas.

Located at the corner of Second and Neosho Streets in Humboldt, KS.

 

Anderson County

Anderson County Museum

Housed in the old Longfellow School building, the museum is focused on the history of early Anderson County, Kansas.  Featured are exhibits of historical artifacts, household items, antiques, historical documents and photos.  Located at 6th Avenue and US Hwy 59 in Garnett, KS.

The Harris House

This fine brick mansion was constructed of handmade brick in 1888 by Peter Barndt and was purchased in 1920 by Dr. Harris, remaining in the Harris family until 1980.  The Anderson County Historical Society has been restoring the home and carriage house which is located behind the house and contains an 1860 covered wagon along with many other historical artifacts, buggies, and farm equipment.  Located at the corner of 4th Avenue and Vine Street in Garnett, KS.

 

Atchison County

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

233 North Terrace Street

Atchison, Kansas

 

Brown County Brown County Agriculture Museum

Reminiscent of a 1900 Kansas farm, visitors will learn what life on a farm was like.  Includes the Anderson house, Windmill Lane, a blacksmith shop, antique buggies, cars and tractors.  Located at 301 E. Iowa in Hiawatha, KS.

Hiawatha, Kansas History and Historic Homes

Stop by the Chamber of Commerce at 602 Oregon for a brochure to guide you on this tour of turn-of-the-century homes in Hiawatha, Kansas. 

 

Bourbon County

Fort Scott National Historic Site  

[History & Culture of Ft. Scott]

This historic fort was established in 1842 and has seen many Indian conflicts and wars and was the beginning of the town of Fort Scott, Kansas.  There are 20 historic structures, a parade ground and a tallgrass prairie at this historic site.  Featuring self-guided tours daily and seasonal living history events, the fort allows visitors to take a step back in time.  Located at the intersection of US Hwy 69 and US Hwy 54 in downtown Fort Scott, KS.

 

Butler County

Augusta Kansas Historical Society 

[History]  [Cabin Photos]

Features the Augusta Historical Museum and the C. N. James Log Cabin which was a trading post built in 1868 and now operates as a museum.  It is one of two original log cabins still remaining in Kansas.  Located at 303 State in Augusta, KS.

Kansas Oil Museum

Learn about the history of the oil industry in Kansas.  Located at 383 E. Central Avenue in El Dorado, Kansas.

Towanda Area Historical Museum

Located inside the 1904 Masonic Lodge Building, the museum offers many artifacts and pictures of the past times of Towanda.

401 Main Street

Towanda, KS.

 

Chase County Chase County Historical Society Museum and Library

Housed in the 1882 Chase County National Bank building, the museum features historical artifacts, photos and memorabilia related to the history of Chase County, Kansas.  The historical society library offers all newspapers published in Chase County on microfilm along with many records and photos available for research.  Located at 301 Broadway in Cottonwood Falls, KS.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Located in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas, this preserve protects the small remaining area of this once vast tallgrass ecosystem.

 

Chatagua County Cedar Vale Museum

618 Cedar in Cedar Vale, KS.

Emmett Kelly Museum

Housed in an 1896 Opera House in the town of his birth, the museum is devoted to the memory of Emmett Kelly Sr. who brought joy and laughter to people everywhere.  Known as the World's most famous clown, he lived his childhood years in Sedan.  Located at 204 E. Main Street in Sedan, KS.

Wee Kirk of the Valley Chapel

South of Cedar Vale, Kansas is a tiny chapel (can only hold 12 people) on the scenic road leading from Cedar Vale to Hewins, KS.

 

Cherokee County Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum

[Photo Gallery]  [Online Walking Tour]

Focused on the history of Baxter Springs, the museum offers extensive Civil War displays, artifacts of the Native American tribes of the area, a Reference Room.  The Reference Room includes Baxter Springs newspapers from the 1800s and the oldest Kansas City Council records.

740 East Avenue

Baxter Springs, KS

Big Brutus Museum

Mining history is featured with emphasis on the enormous 16 story tall Big Brutus, touted as the second largest electric shovel in the world.  Located 6 miles west of the junction of Kansas 7 and Kansas 102 near West Mineral, Kansas.

 

Clark County Pioneer Krier Museum

Focused on the history of Clark County, KS.  430 W. 4th Avenue, Ashland, KS.

 

Cloud County

Brown Grand Theatre  [History]
Located in Concordia, KS, this magnificent French Renaissance theatre was built 1906-1907 by Colonel Napoleon Bonaparte Brown at a cost of $40,000. It has been restored and the stage once again serves the community.

 

Coffey County

Coffey County Historical Society and Museum

Sharing the heritage of Coffey County, Kansas, the museum features an extensive antique doll collection, a restored 1896 one-room schoolhouse, a restored 1895 church, a restored Conestoga wagon and a genealogy library available for researchers.   Rental is available for weddings and other events.  Located at 1101 Neosho in Burlington, KS.

 

Cowley County Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum

Dedicated to the history of the Cherokee Strip Land Rush on September 16, 1893.  Arkansas City was the largest registration point for the race where over 110,000 people raced for a piece of land.  For genealogy buffs, there is a genealogical library housed in the museum.  Located at 31639 US 77 in Arkansas City, KS.

Cowley County Historical Museum

[History]  [Photos]

Devoted to the preservation of historical documents, artifacts and genealogy records related to the history of the Cowley County area.  Located at 1011 Mansfield Street in Winfield, KS.

 

Decatur County

Decatur Last Indian Raid Museum    [Research]

The museum includes 14 buildings and a large collection of Indian artifacts.  Buildings include a 1922 school house, a doctor's office, an old Phillips service station, a sod house, a general store and others.  Located at 258 S. Penn in Oberlin, KS.

 

Dickinson County

Dickinson County Historical Museum   [Heritage Center]

412 South Campbell
Abilene, Kansas 67410
Located at the site, is a history museum detailing life in the Abilene, Kansas area along with a research center which includes files of Dickinson County records and newspapers.

Eisenhower Center

Lebold Mansion
A beautiful and rare 5 story Tuscan Villa built in 1880 located at 106 N. Vine St. in Abilene, Kansas.

Old Abilene Town
Includes a collection of Abilene historic buildings, allowing one to step back in time to an earlier era in Kansas history. Weekend activities include stagecoach rides, gunfights at the Alamo Saloon, a WWII Generals Wax Museum along with a ride aboard the Abilene Smoky Valley Railroad.

 

Doniphan County Iowa & Sac & Fox Mission   [History]

Housed in the 1845 Presbyterian Mission, you will follow the historic emigration of the Great Lakes Indians who were forced into Kansas in the 1800s and you will learn about the history of these great Indian tribes through exhibits.  Located one mile north of U.S. 36 and two miles east of Highland Kansas.

 

Ellis County

Ellis County Historical Society Museum

Visitors will take a step back in time to the frontier era in the main gallery of the museum then on to the Saloon where they will learn how to play the Old West card game of Faro.  The Harness Shop is an original store form the 1900s where visitors will learn the story of early Ellis County ranchers.  The replica Volga German Haus relates the history of the Volga Germans who settled in Ellis County.  Located at 100 West 7th Street in Hays, KS.

Fort Hays State Historic Site   [History of Ft. Hays]

 

Finney County Finney County Historical Museum

[Photos]   [Finney County History]

Focused on the preservation and interprepretation of Finney County history, the museum features exhibits related to the settlement of Finney County and a look into the early days of the county.  Visitors will find the 1890 Pleasant Valley One-Room Schoolhouse and the 1884 Fulton House with it's lovely gardens outside the museum on the grounds.  Located at 403 S. 4th Street in Garden City, KS.

 

Ford County

Coronado Cross

A 38 Foot cross erected in 1975 in memoriam of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and his expedition in 1541.  Located 1 1/2 miles east of Fort Dodge.

 

Dodge City Boot Hill Museum   [Dodge City History]

Reconstructed buildings depicting Dodge City in 1876 will bring the old west to life, complete with gunfighters, Long Branch saloon girls and chuckwagon dinners.  Located on Front Street in Dodge City, Kansas.

Fort Dodge   [History of Ft. Dodge]

Fort Dodge was built in 1865 on the Santa Fe Trail.  It grew to be a 43,000 acre military post.  After being abandoned by the U.S. Army in 1882, the fort was given to the state of Kansas for use as a soldiers home, a purpose for which it is still used today.  The Fort Dodge Museum and Library are housed in an old stone warehouse which served as part of Fort Dodge.  Located 5 miles east of Dodge City, Kansas on highway 400.

Mueller - Schmidt House Museum   [Virtual Tour]

Built in 1881, the historic home has 22 inch limestone walls and still contains some original furnishings.  Featured are the history of early pioneers in Dodge City, including Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Charles Rath, Robert M. Wright, Ham Bell and George M. Hoover.

 

Geary County Geary County Historical Museum

 

Franklin County Old Depot Museum

Housed inside the old railroad depot, the museum features artifacts and historical displays related to the history of Ottawa and Franklin County.  Located at 135 W. Tecumseh Street in Ottawa, KS.

 

Grant County Grant County Historic Adobe Museum   [History]

 

Harvey County

Harvey County Historical Museum

The museum is dedicated to the preservation, display and interpretation of the history of Harvey County, Kansas.  Housed inside the 1904 Carnegie Library, the museum features artifacts, records and other objects related to the history of Harvey County.  The museum also operates the 1873 Kellas One-Room Schoolhouse and provide use of it free to public and private school groups.  A research library is available for researchers.  Located at 203 N. Main Street in Newton, KS.

 

Kingman County Kingman County Museum

Housed inside the 1888 Kingman City Building, the museum features historic artifacts and documents related to the history of Kingman County, Kansas.  On an outside wall, visitors will find two Stan Herd murals.  One depicting the flight of the first Cessna airplane and the other is a stagecoach in memory of the Cannonball Stage which ran through Kingman County at one time.  Located at 400 N. Main Street in Kingman, KS.

Santa Fe Depot

Built 1910-1911, it has been restored and today houses the Cannonball Welcome Center and a railroad museum.  Located at 201 E. Sherman in Kingman, KS.

Labette County Iron Horse Museum

The Iron Horse Museum holds a collection of railroad memorabilia.  Housed in a replica of a "Katy" (Missouri, Kansas & Texas) line depot, circa 1900, the interior is a contemporary space arranged for accessible viewing.  A MK&T locomotive and a caboose are on display on the grounds.  Operated by the Ironhorse Historical Society, the museum is located west of the Parsons Historical Museum on the U.S. Highway 160 (Corning) bypass at South 18th Street.

Parsons Historical Society Museum

The Parsons Historical Museums maintains a fine collection that is open to the public six months of the year.  Exhibits trace the development of Parsons from its beginnings through the present day.  The museum records every day life in different eras of history, in addition to showing how world events affected the City of Parsons.  Located on the corner of 18th and Corning in Parsons, Kansas.

 

Leavenworth County

First City Museum

Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth  [Buffalo Soldiers]

The museum was first established in 1939 while the collection of artifacts and exhibits has continued to grow and now houses a fine collection of 19th century military artifacts as well as displaying the culture and history of Frontier Army Soldiers.  Special events offer a living history with re-enactments.

Leavenworth County Historical Society Museum

[Carroll Mansion History]  [Tour of Historic Homes]

National Fred Harvey House Museum   [History]

The 1869 Rim Rock house is home to the museum and features information about Fred Harvey and his achievements and contributions to civilizing the great American Southwest.  Currently, the house is undergoing restoration and is not open for tours.  Call 913-682-1866 to arrange a special tour.  Located at 624 Olive Street in Leavenworth.

Parker Carousel Museum   [History]

The museum features restored carousels including a 1913 Carousel, a 1950s carousel and a primitive wooden carousel built ca 1850-1860.  Visitors may ride on some of the carousels.  Rentals are available for parties.  Located at 320 S. Esplanade in Leavenworth, KS. 

Tonganoxie Historical Society and Museum

Focused on the history of Tonganoxie and the surrounding area.  Collections include artifacts and historical items related to the Delaware Indians, the early beginnings of Tonganoxie, school life and the farming industry of the area.  The museum is housed in the Fairchild / Knox milk parlor.  It is open seasonally from April through October.  Also of interest at this site is the Honey Valley Schoolhouse which is also operated by the Tonganoxie Historical Society.  Located at 201 W. Washington in Tonganoxie, KS.

 

Logan County Butterfield Trail Museum

[Photo Archives]  [History]

Housed in the old Logan County courthouse, the museum offers artifacts related to the history of the Butterfield Trail as well as some fossils from the Cretaceous Period which abound in this area of Kansas.  Located off of K-25 in Russell Springs, KS.

Fick Fossil and History Museum

The collection of fossils is completely genuine, no reproductions.  They were collected mostly from the Monuments Rocks region of Logan, Scott, Gove and Lane counties in Kansas.  The collection does include dinosaurs.  The museum also offers historic exhibits such as the 1886 Oakley depot replica, the Prather Creamery, General Store and a military room. 

700 West 3rd Street in Oakley, Kansas.

 

Lyon County Lyon County Museum & Historical Society   [Archives]

The Lyon County history museum focuses on the preservation, exhibition and interpretation of the unique heritage of Lyon County, Kansas.  Located at 118 E. Sixth Avenue, Emporia, KS.

 

Marion County The Mennonite Settlement Museum

The Memmonite Settlement Museum on FaceBook

Life of early Russian and Polish refugee Mennonites who settled in Hillsboro are represented in the Peter Paul Loewen House and the Jacob Friesen Mill.  The museum honors the history of two villages, Hoffhungsthal and Gnadenau.  For information, stop at the Hillsboro Museums Visitor Center located at 501 Ash Street.

William F. Schaeffler House Museum on FaceBook

The historic home was built in 1909 in the Edwardian Queen Anne style.  Tours are by appointment.

 

McPherson County

Old Mill Museum   [Exhibits]   [Archives]

 

Miami County

Swan River Museum 

[Exhibits]

Operated by the Miami County Historical Society, the museum features Native American and pioneer artifacts, antique household items, vintage clothing and a research library.  Located at 12 E. Peoria in Paola, KS.

 

Montgomery County

Brown Mansion  [The Brown Family]

Erected in 1906, this beautiful home contains original furnishings, real tiffany glasswork, and hand painted canvas wall coverings.  Available for tours, special events and weddings.  Located on the corner of South Walnut & Eldridge in Coffeyville, KS.

Dalton Defenders Museum

Devoted to the memory of the Dalton Defenders, some of whom lost their lives protecting Coffeyville from the renowned Dalton Gang.  The museum features exhibits of early Coffeyville history, historical artifacts and photos related to the Dalton Raid and mementos of Wendell Wilkie and Baseballer Walter Johnson, both of Coffeyville.  Located at 113 E. Eighth Street in Coffeyville, KS.

Independence Historical Museum & Art Center

Focused on the history of the community of Independence, the museum features 20 rooms of historical artifacts and exhibits, an art gallery and continuing education for the community.  The museum is currently working on The Landon Center which will be located inside the restored Alf Landon house.  The museum is located at 123 N. 8th in Independence, KS.

 

Nemaha County Bancroft Depot Museum   [History]

 

Neosho County Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum

 

Pawnee County

Fort Larned National Historic Site

[History of Ft. Larned]

 

Pottawatomie County

Beecher Bible and Rifle Church

Erection of this church was complete in 1862 and they are still holding services here!

The Columbian Theatre

Serving as a theatre for vaudeville, drama, masque balls and concerts since 1893, the theatre is beautifully adorned.  Later it was used as  movie theatre and then abandoned from 1851-1989.  Today is has been saved, restored and is a splendor to behold.  Located at 521 Lincoln Avenue in Wamego, Kansas.

The Oz Museum

Displaying one of the largest private collections of Oz land memorabilia in the world, the museum is located at 511 Lincoln in downtown Wamego, KS.

Rock Creek Valley Historical Society Museum

The museum is actually a complex of 5 buildings which include the main museum building, a 2 story log cabin, the historic stone church, an annex for large machinery and the Wiziarde Barn.  Visitors will learn about early settlers and the development of this historic region of Kansas.  Located at 507 Burkman Street in Westmoreland, KS.

Wamego Historical Complex  [Museum Photos]

Sitting on the eastern edge of Wamego City Park, is a museum, a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin and old jail.  Overlooking the City Park, another point of interest is an old 1879 Dutch Mill which has been moved to the area from the Schonhoff farm (about 12 miles north of Wamego).  The mill has recently been restored to working order and today fresh ground flour and corn meal are available.

Visit at the corner of East 4th and Ash Streets in Wamego, KS.

 

Pratt County Pratt County Historical Museum
212 S. Ninnescah, Pratt, KS 67124

Phone: (620) 672-7874

 

Reno County Kansas Underground Salt Museum

Visit the Carey Salt Mine 650 feet below ground.  It is the only museum inside a working salt mine in the U.S.  Located at Avenue G & Airport Road in Hutchinson, KS.

 

Republic County Pawnee Indian Village State Historic Site

Step back in time to learn about the life of the Pawnee Indians.  Located 8 miles north of US Hwy 36 on K-22 in Republic, KS.

Republic County Historical Society Museum  [Photos]

The museum contains historical artifacts related to the history and early settlement of Republic County.  Located on US HWY 36 in Belleville, KS.

Scandia Museum

Filled with artifacts and antiques from the early years in Scandia, the museum also offers many records, newspapers and genealogical documents related to the early homestead families of Scandia, Kansas.  Located on Main Street in Scandia, KS.

 

Rice County Coronado Quivera Museum

The museum is focused on the early inhabitants of Lyons, the spanish explorers, homesteaders and the Santa Fe Trail.  Located at 105 West Lyon adjacent to the old Carnegie Library in Lyons, KS.

 

Riley County Riley County Historical Museum

Learn about the peoples and history of the settlement of Riley County, Kansas.  View exhibits related to the Tallgrass Prairie of Kansas.  Located at 2309 Claflin Road in Manhattan, KS.

 

Rush County Kansas Barbed Wire Museum

[Virtual Tour]  [History of Barbed Wire]

Barbed wire, in fact was an important commodity on the early Kansas prairies.  Learn more about it at this museum devoted to it's early history.

120 W. 1st Street

LaCrosse, KS

McCracken Historical Museum

Housed in the old city jail, the museum offers exhibits of items related to the history of McCracken, Kansas as well as information about the movie "Paper Moon" which was filmed in the area.  Located on Main Street in McCracken, KS.

Nekoma Bank Museum

Dedicated to the history of banking in rural America.

Post Rock Museum

Housed in the 1883 homestead of Dan Haley, the museum is built of native stone.  Exhibits in the museum are related to the quarry of native stone by early pioneers and the culture of the early settlers.  Located at 202 W. 1st Street in LaCrosse, KS.

Rush County Historical Museum

Housed in the former Timken Santa Fe Depot, collections include artifacts and antiques related to the pioneer life of early settlers in Rush County, Kansas.  Located at 202 W. 1st Street in LaCrosse, KS.

 

Russell County Garden of Eden

Created by S. P. Dinsmoor who in fact is encased in a glass coffin in the strangest of gardens which contain over 150 cement sculptures.  Located at the corner of 2nd and Kansas Streets in Lucas, KS.

Oil Patch Museum

History and information about the oil industry and it's early development in Kansas.  Located at 100 Edwards Avenue in Russell, KS.

 

Saline County Smoky Hill Museum

Located in Salina, Kansas, this regional history museum containing artifacts related to the history of the Salina area.  This large collection has been growing since 1879.

211 W. Ilron

Salina, KS 67401

 

Scott County El Quartelejo Museum   [Scott County History]

The museum is focused on the history of the Scott County area and includes many exhibits of fossils.  A Pueblo Indian display, early Indian scenes and a Pioneer homestead round out the historical displays offered.  Located at 902 W. 5th in Scott City, KS.

El Cuartelejo Pueblo Ruins  [More Information]

A National Historic Landmark, it is an archeological dig which has uncovered a pueblo ruin dating from 1650 to 1750 A.D. and is thought to have been constructed by the Taos Indians from New Mexico.  Located inside Scott County State Park.

Scott State Park   [Pueblo Ruins]
Offers the most rugged scenery in Kansas and Lake Scott, an oasis in the Kansas prairies. Located within the park, is the 1894 Herbert Steele pioneer home and the El Quartelejo Ruins, depicting the Taos and Picurie Indians pueblo settlement which was located here in the early 1600s.  Location is 520 W. Scott Lake Drive in Scott City, KS.

 

Sedgwick County

Museum of World Treasures  [Virtual Tour]

One of America's most exciting museums with exhibitions of
12 authentic dinosaurs including IVAN, one of the top 3 T-Rex's in the world. Also, see 2 Egyptian Royal mummies, Roman and Greek antiquities, autographed letters of all 42 U.S. Presidents and many Kings and Queens, each framed with pictures, and an extensive Mayan and Aztec collection. A large section of the museum houses exhibitions of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WW I and WW II, etc. A superb U.S. Sports Museum and Movie Star gallery are also very intriguing.

Located at 835 E. 1st Street in Old Town, Wichita, KS.

Old Cowtown Museum - Recommended by editor!  [Photos]

Includes a very large collection of old buildings moved to site, representing a town.  People in authentic dress work in buildings and provide tours.  It is a great experience.  Visit when weather is cooler.

Sedgwick County Historical Museum 

[Exhibits]  [Photo Archives]

Focused on the collection, preservation of artifacts and materials related to the early history of Sedgewick County, Kansas.  The museum is housed inside the 1892 City Building located at 204 S. Main in Wichita, KS.

Seward County

Dorothy's House

Built in 1907, this replica of the house from the Wizard of Oz captures that feeling of "No Place Like Home".  Located in the same area is The Land of Oz.  Providing over 5000 square feet of animation including Munchkins, winged monkeys, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Toto and other characters from the 1939 movie, this is especially great fun for Oz lovers.  Located on East Cedar in Liberal, Kansas.

Seward County Historical Museum (Coronado Museum

 

Shawnee County Old Shawnee Town   [Shawnee History]

Exploring the history Shawnee from the time it was inhabited by Indians to present day.  Located at 11501 W. 57th Street in Shawnee, KS.

 

Sheridan County

Cottonwood Ranch Historic Site

 

Sumner County

Cherokee Strip Center

[Photos & Names of Participants in the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run]

The museum chronicles the history of the Caldwell, Kansas area and the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run.  Located at 2 North Main in Caldwell, KS.

Chisholm Trail Museum

Housed in the 1916 Hatcher Hospital building, the museum occupies 3 stories containing artifacts, photos and memorabilia related to the history and life in the Sumner County, Kansas area.

502 N. Washington, Wellington, KS.

Mulvane Historical Museum  [Mulvane Town History]

Mulvane Historical Museum on FaceBook

Housed in the former 1910 Santa Fe Train Depot, the museum is operated by the Mulvane Historical Society.  Displays include railroad items and memorabilia, WWI and WWII artifacts and a large collection of Vaseline glass.  Located 300 W. Main Street in Mulvane, KS.

 

Salter House Museum

Located inside the 1884 home of Susanna Madora Salter (member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union & first woman to be elected Mayor in the United States), the home has been restored and contains time period furnishings.  Located at the corner of Osage & Garfield in Argonia, KS.

 

Thomas County Prairie Museum of Art and History

Visit this cultural center on the High Plains of Kansas which covers 24 acres containing 6 historic structures including the 1936 Cooper Barn, The Lone Star Presbyterian Church, a well preserved sod house, a one room school house, and the 1930s Eller House.  Operated by the Thomas County Historical Society, on the property, you will find the County Library and Archives.

1905 S. Franklin

Colby, KS 67701

 

Trego County

Historical Homes of Trego County

 

Wabaunsee County

Ag Heritage Park 

Offering a large collection of memorabilia related to the early agricultural life of rural America, the park portrays "life on the farm" from the 1800s all the way through the 1960s.  Located at 103 S. Main Street in Alta Vista, KS.

Alma - City of Native Stone Walking Tour

Wabaunsee County Historical Museum

[Wabanusee County History]  [Old Photos]

Dedicated to the history of Wabaunsee County and operated by the historical society, the museum is housed in a beautiful native stone building erected in the early 1900s.  It is across the street from Palenske Hall which now houses a library including a genealogy department.  Located at 3rd & Missouri Streets in Alma, KS.

 

Wallace County Fort Wallace Museum  

[Life at Fort Wallace]  [Photos]

There are actually several historic structures and the old Ft. Wallace Post Cemetery within this museum.  Early visitors to Fort Wallace included Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill, William Comstock and George Armstrong Custer.  View the barbwire statues in the Sunderland-Poe building and see the oldest building in Western Kansas.  Known as the Pond Creek Stagecoach Station, it was built in 1865 and was part of the Butterfield Overland Dispatch.  Located on Highway 40 in Wallace, KS.

 

Washington County Washington County Museum & Log Cabin

Learn about the history of Washington County through exhibits and display.  The 1882 Pacha family log cabin was moved from near Odell, Nebraska in 1970 and restored in Washington City Park.  Located at 206 Ballard in Washington, KS.

 

Wichita County Museum of the Great Plains  [Photos]

Operated by the Wichita County Historical Society, the museum is located in the old Shallow Water Train Depot.  The museum holds artifacts related to early history in Wichita County along with the extensive railroad collection of Richard L. George.  Located in Leoti, Kansas.

 

Woodson County Woodson County Historical Museum

The museum has exhibits of artifacts and memorabilia related to the early history of Woodson County.  Historical structures include an 1868 log cabin and the New York Valley Church and School.  Located at 201 East Mary in Yates Center, KS.

 

Wyandotte County National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame  [Virtual Tour]

Dedicated to the history of agriculture and achievements made by farmers in the United States.  630 Hall of Fame Drive in Bonner Springs, KS.

Strawberry Hill Museum

Housed in a lovely 1887 Queen Anne style house, the museum offers exhibits related to the history of immigrants and their impact on the culture of Kansas City.  Located at 720 North 4th Street in Kansas City, KS.

Wyandotte County Historical Museum

Preserving and displaying the history of Wyandotte County.  Location is 631 North 126th Street in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

 

 

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