Chase County Historical Society Museum & Library

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Chase County Historical Society Museum & Library The building that houses the Chase County Historical Society Museum and Library is one of 9 places in Chase County which has been entered on the National Register of Historic Places.

The two story building, constructed of native stone, was built in 1882 and was originally used as the Chase County national Bank, which continued in business until 1928. The building was used by several businesses in the years following. The Chase County Historical Society purchased the building in 1976, and made it the museum and library & office.

There are two floors of exhibits reflecting the life styles and history of early Chase County. The schoolroom depicts school as it used to be with old school books, annuals, and pictures available for viewing. One of two antique organs in the museum is believed to be the first organ brought into Kansas arriving in Chase County in 1863. Another display commemorates the E.C. Roberts family with memorabilia of their early cowboy days in Strong City.

In addition, there is a wonderful military display, a dental office with original dental equipment, and a display regarding the 1931 plane crash that took the lives of 8 people, including Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne. Tours to the Rockne crash site can be arranged with advanced notice.

Admission: Donations appreciated
Hours: Summer Hours Mon-Sat 10:00-3:00
Address: 301/303 Broadway
Phone: 316-273-8500
Our Email:
Special Tours by Appointment - Welcomed

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