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Ellis Co. Historical Museum


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Ellis Co. Historical Museum The Ellis County Historical Society Museum preserves and illustrates local history by housing exhibits of artifacts, collections of documents, photographs, manuscripts and other archival materials that reflect this region's past. The museum displays over 25,000 artifacts which reflect the diversity of interests and life-ways in Ellis County, and can be viewed on guided museum tours through three main galleries.

Incorporated within the museum itself is an 1879 native stone chapel, the oldest building originally erected as a church in Ellis County. It is quite possibly the oldest church in all of western Kansas. Many of the church's artifacts are on display.

On the main floor of the museum is an exhibit titled "Wild and Wooly Years," and more displays are being added on a regular basis.

Throughout the year other rotating exhibits are displayed including antique toys, wedding gowns from the late 1800s to present, and more.


Admission: Prices include admission to Volga German Haus & Harness Shop
$6 Adults, $2 children (6-12 years); Under 6 and Members are FREE.
Hours: 9 am - 6 pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Sunday 1-6 pm
Address: 100 W. 7th
Phone: 785-628-2624
Our Email: director@elliscountyhistoricalsociety.org
Our Website:www.elliscountyhistoricalmuseum.org

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