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The Jewell County Historical Society Museum 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. & Mrs. Doc. Johnson. The South building was originally the Wint Smith Building which he willed to the Jewell County Historical Society.

The Jewell County Historical Society also has the old Jail at the North East corner of Center & Madison.

The building & Threshing Bee grounds North of the city park houses Antique Tractors, Engines, & Machinery. This is where our Threshing Bee is held on the 3rd weekend in July. Also on the 3rd Saturday in October the Historical Society hosts a Farmers Market featuring craft displays, food, etc.

There is a microfilm reader in the City Library and microfilm of Jewell County Papers through 1988.


Admission: Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
Hours: Mid-April - mid-October - Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
By appointment at other times.
Address: 210 N. Commercial
Phone: 785-534-0940
Our Email: jchs1870@hotmail.com
Our Website:www.jewellcountyhistory.com

First Floor South Building
  • Main Entrance & Office
  • Book & Gift Dept.
  • Musical Instruments
  • Pictorial Display
  • Indian Attractions of White Rock Valley
  • Pharmacy Display
  • Saddles & Harness Displays
  • General Store Display of
  • Merchandise & Numerous Items
  • Family & Local History
  • Books & Literature
Second Floor South Building
  • Grandmothers House representing Wint Smith Grandmother's house in Indiana.
  • All Types of Artifacts from Wint Smith Collection:
  • Household Items
  • Musical Instruments
  • Pictures and all types of Items to be found in past Industries and Family Life
  • School Room
  • Library with school, City, Local,
  • State, & National History.
  • Old Law Practice Books
  • Bible Collection
  • Newspapers, Farm Magazines, & Etc.
First Floor North Building
  • Doll Collection
  • Army Uniforms & collected items from World War I & 11
  • Cameras & Photography Equipment
  • Dishes & Related items
  • Eye Glass Collection
  • Watch & Clock Collection
  • Clothing Exhibits
  • Tools, etc.
Second Floor North Building
  • Period Rooms - Early Kitchen area, Parlor, Bedroom
  • Doctor & Dentist Office
  • Hat Collection, Quilts & Quilting Frames
  • Radio Collection
  • Auto Tag Collection
  • Toolboard Display
  • Washing Machines
  • Sewing Machines

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