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Baxter Springs Historical Museum


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Baxter Springs Historical Museum The Baxter Springs Historical Museum is filled with exhibits depicting the various stages of the city's history from the days of the Osage Indians through the Civil War and the lead and zinc mining era. Enjoy twenty thousand square feet of climate controlled historical exhibits for your pleasure. Experience an authentic Victorian Parlor; Visit the reconstructed pre-Civil War Cabin; Visit a full scale replica of a Tri-State lead and zinc mine; See Wedding Finery through the years; Walk the wooden sidewalks of historical Military Road, and visit the Blacksmith Shop. See American Wars Exhibits, area Indian Culture, and Civil War.


Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Address: 740 East Avenue
Phone: 620-856-2385
Our Email: heritagectr@embarqmail.com
Our Website:www.baxterspringsmuseum.org/

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The grand old building was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Built in 1872, it was intended to be the County Courthouse, but was never used for that purpose. Through the years the building has been a city hall, theater, and college. In 1905

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DAR Marker

Erected by the Baxter Springs Chapter of the DAR in 1931, the marker is dedicated in Memory of Gen. James G. Blunt and his escort who, defenseless fell victims to the inhuman ferocity of guerillas, led by the infamous Quantrill in his raid upon Baxter Springs, October 6, 1863, in which 135

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Historic Bridges

* Rainbow Curve Bridge just north of town is the only remaining Marsh Arch bridge on Rt. 66. * The InterUrban Street Car Bridge spans the lazy banks of the Spring River.

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Murals

1. " The Baxter Springs Massacre" by Edmond V. Ness is displayed inside the museum. - Historical Museum, 8th and East Avenue 2. Painted on the exterior wall of Bilke's Western Museum of the longhorn cattle drive. Artist, John Gibbons, 1991. - 11th and Military 3

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Civil War Tour

Take the self-guided Civil War tour of Baxter Springs. Visit 12 points of interest relating to the attack on Ft. Blair and the subsequent Battle of Baxter Springs. For example, SITE #2

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