The Mankato Library is in a handsome building originally built as a YMCA. As a member of the Central Kansas Library System it functions as a modern library facility and also houses genealogical materials including old county newspapers on microfilm.
The old stone jail is one of several buildings that comprise the Jewell County Historical Society Museum and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Jewell County Historical Society Museum contains donated gifts of various descriptions. The North building was the original home of the Jewell County Historical Society, donated by Mr. &