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Gragg Agricultural Memorial and Benson Museum


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Gragg Agricultural Memorial and Benson Museum The Gragg Memorial and Benson Museum houses antique implements such as a 1901 International Thresher, a 1916 Tumley oil pull tractor, and Howard's first fire truck - a 1929 model with less than 800 miles.

The Benson Museum complex presents a comprehensive view of Elk County history. Other buildings include the Country Schoolhouse, originally Union Center (1912-68) and located 5 miles west of Howard. In 1899, Elk County had 74 school districts, 2,181 students and 88 teachers.

Teacher's Quarters, Mittie's Cottage, Heisler Honey House and Filling Station which was erected by the Kansas & Texas Oil Co., in 1920.


Hours: Open by appointment - Welcome!
Phone: 620-374-2142

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Points of Interest

1887 Bank - The Howard National Bank was organized in 1877, with the existing building built in 1887. It is now unoccupied and in need of repair, but its stately design can still be admired.

Authentic Sidewalks

Howard, KS Historic Buildings

Gragg Agricultural Memorial and Benson Museum

The Gragg Memorial and Benson Museum houses antique implements such as a 1901 International Thresher, a 1916 Tumley oil pull tractor, and Howard's first fire truck - a 1929 model with less than 800 miles.

Howard, KS Museums

Hubbell's Rubble People

On the West side of Highway 99 on Adam's Street, see whimsical outdoor sculptures made from cast-offs. They will definitely make you smile. CAMERA TIME!

Howard, KS Arts

Elk County Courthouse

The Elk County Courthouse was built in 1908 after the original county seat center built in 1886 burned. The courthouse is one of a few that have a fireplace in every office.

Howard, KS Historic Courthouses


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