The Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village lets you take a fascinating walk into the past. The Village is located on a five-acre tract of land that is south of Great Bend.
Nine buildings are part of the Village including an 1871 Pioneer Rock Home, an 1898 Church, a 1910 Depot, a 1915 School House, a small Post Office, two Museum Buildings and an Agriculture Building. The Village has a Wood-vane Windmill which pumps fresh water.
Also of interest in the Museum area are a variety of displays including:
- Santa Fe Trail Display and video presentation
- Indian Artifacts. Kansas anthropology panoramas from the 100 B.C. Palezoic Period to the 1872 Santa Fe Crossing
- A collection of 300 dolls dating from 1850
- Wedding dress collection - along with infant and adult clothing
- Lace Display, quilt and sewing room
- Blacksmith Shop
Admission: Admission - Adults 16+, $4.00
Hours: April - October
Tues - Fri, 10a.m. to 5p.m. Sat & Sun 1-5:00 p.m.
Special tours can be arranged. Winter months, closed weekends,
Address: 85 S. Hwy. 281, south of the Arkansas River Bridge
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