Baxter Springs, Kansas
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Science
The Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum, functioning under the Baxter Springs Historical Society, is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich regional history of Baxter Springs, Kansas.
Dodge City, Kansas
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historical Society
The Coronado-Quivira Museum in Lyons is one of the best small museums in Kansas. Separate displays focus on early inhabitants, Spanish explorers, the Sante Fe Trail, and the coming of homesteaders and permanent settlers.
Part of the museum is in the old Carnegie Library, with most of the displays in the newer, adjacent structure.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Science, Specialized
Crispin's Drug Store Museum is a recreation of a small town drug store from the 1880 to 1920 period. On display are fixtures, bottles, medicines and tools of the druggist.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Science
Crispin's Drug Store Museum held its Grand Opening on July 22, 2007. This pharmacy museum is set up as a small town drug store from the 1880-1920 period. This was a time of transition for druggists - switching from preparing ingredients and products from crude drug forms (such as seeds, barks, and roots) themselves - to buying the ingredients and products already prepared from the growing number of drug manufacturers at the end of the period.
Art, Culture, History, Library, Specialized
The William J. Marra Museum of Deaf History and Deaf Culture is housed in the building of the Deaf Cultural Center. The museum is filled with interactive displays, captioned videos and artifacts related to being Deaf in America. Included in the exhibits is a demonstration room, Living By the Eye, that showcases visual signaling devices; videos of signed "oral" histories from Deaf community members; and beautiful examples of De'VIA (Deaf View Image Art) by Deaf artists from across the country.
History, Science, Specialized
Marshall H. Ensor, the only son of Mr. & Mrs Jacob Ensor was a mechanical prodigy who from an early age mastered skills in crafting all sorts of utilitarian items of wood, metal, cement and electronics. Became High School instructor in Manual Arts from age 17 to 65. Was gifted historic status by receiving the 1940 Wm. S. Paley Award for important national achievement in Amateur Radio. That same year earned Master of Science degree.
Junction City, Kansas
Cemetery, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The museum served as a high school from 1904 to 1929. From 1930 until the late 1960's the building housed all the sixth grades in the city as a Departmental School. The administration offices were also located in the building. In the 1940s, kindergarten classes were started in the basement level and during the 1970s, the building housed "Continuing Education" and "Head Start" programs.
Kansas City, Kansas
History, Historic House, Historical Society
The first permanent white settler in Wyandotte County was Moses Grinter. He built Grinter House in 1857 which is now a National Historical Site which overlooks the Kansas River.
Culture, General, History, Library
We are the people of Western Kansas, descendants of the Native American, the soldier, homesteader, the farmer, the railroader, the teacher, and the entrepreneur. Our stories, beginning over 100 years ago, continue and are presented and preserved through the efforts of the High Plains Museum.
General, History, Library, Science, Specialized
The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, Kansas is devoted solely to the history and legend of this part of American history often referred to as the “Devils Rope”. On exhibit are over 2000 barbed wire varieties; including samples manufactured between the years 1870 and 1890. Hundreds of antique fencing tools illustrate the inventiveness of pioneers.
Dodge City, Kansas
General, History, Historical Society, Library
The Kansas Historical Society operates the Kansas Museum of History, State Archives and Library, and Kansas State Capitol Tour Center in Topeka. The Historical Society also operates 16 state historic sites across Kansas.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, History, Historical Society, Library, Park
Lenexa's History Museum: antiques, photographs, family heirlooms, Legler Barn Quilters, information on Lenexa's origins and families, including a Lenexa History Library and Gift Shop are on exhibit.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library
Do you have ancestors or relatives that settled or lived in McPherson County, Kansas? If so, you have come to the right place to research your family history. The Archives holds a variety of records from Census to Probate Journals. Please check our online indices. We also can do research for you in the archives. Please review our research policys on how to order records. We would be happy to assist you.
General, History, Historic House, Library
Standing tall on the banks of the Smoky Hill River, the McPherson County Old Mill Museum preserves the early heritage of McPherson County. The museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets materials related to this heritage with special emphasis on the period from 1870 to 1910.
Archaeology, Art, Culture, History
The Indian Center Museum preserves and showcases the heritage of the Native American Tribes of North America. Exhibits of traditional artifacts and contemporary art depict the Native American cultures of the past and present.