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Wabaunsee Co. Historical Society & Museum


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Wabaunsee Co. Historical Society & Museum A focal point for visitors near and far. The museum features turn-of- the-century farm exhibits, a blacksmith shop, leather-making display, an early day doctor's office, an 1880 schoolroom, a 1928 REO fire truck, Beecher Bible and Rifle Church Exhibits, Indian Display, Railroad Depot and a General Lewis Walt display.

This beautiful stone structure on the Native Stone Tour was built in the early 1900s by the Feiden Brothers. One of the exhibits displays the tools used by stone mason, A.E. Forinash.


Admission: here is no charge, but a $2 donation is suggested.
Hours: Mar - Nov: Tues-Sat 10am-Noon, 1pm-4pm
Dec - Feb: Tues & Wed 10am-Noon, 1pm-4pm
Address: 227 Missouri St
Phone: 785-765-2200
Our Email: wabcomuseum@embarqmail.com
Our Website:www.wabaunsee.org/index.php/aboutmus

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Holy Family Catholic Church

The construction of this native stone church was the result of the original frame church burning. The cornerstone of this church was laid August 27, 1899 in the new native rock structure measuring 44 by 100

Alma, KS Historic Churches

Wabaunsee County Court House

This beautiful building was constructed in 1931. It is constructed of Carthage and native stone. The Carthage stone, used on the outside for facing, gives the appearance of a granite building. All outside walls are backed up with eight inches of native stone.

Alma, KS Historic Courthouses

Alma City Office

This beautiful and stately native stone building was once one of the finest building in town. It was built in the early 1880s by the Limerick Brothers, two red-headed Irishmen. These freckled, Irishmen came swinging into Alma with a fortune of $375,000 to invest, which they did in splendid style.

Alma, KS Historic Buildings

Wabaunsee High School

WHS serves the communities of Alma, McFarland, Paxico and Maple Hill. It was constructed in 1938 and is an example of one of the many native stone buildings located in Alma. With its limestone exterior and red tile roof, it is considered one of the most beautiful high schools in Kansas.

Alma, KS Historic Buildings

Eck/Stratton Residence

The gingerbread trim home was built by Mr. Eck, who was a lumberman in Alma. It was built in 1904 and features a turret room, a tower resembling a castle, and original lap siding.

Alma, KS Famous Homes

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