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Jackson County Historical Museum


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Jackson County Historical Museum The Jackson County Historical society Museum contains one of the finest volunteer-run collections in Kansas. Authentic, detailed exhibits are changed monthly.

The two story, brick building housing the Museum has a full basement and foundation of locally quarried limestone. The first-floor window sills are of the same material. Built in 1904 as a tin shop, it later evolved into a plumbing shop. The original tin ceiling, electric wiring (display only), cashier's desk, plumber's workbench, sink, and drinking fountain supply the background for numerous artifacts portraying lives of Jackson County citizens dating to 1854.

The extensive collection includes homemaking, agricultural, manufacturing, business, and educational artifacts. The developing genealogical collection is also a popular attraction.


Admission: Donations appreciated
Hours: Friday 10 am - 4 pm (May through October). Other times by appointment
Address: 327 New York
Phone: 785-364-2087
Our Website:sites.google.com/site/jchsks/
or, 785-364-4991

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