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Riverside School Riverside School, located in the Museum complex, is the replica of a one room country school complete with furnishings. It also houses a large collection from Lewis howland of iron toys. There are many pictures and albums, and an abundance of genealogy sources: Civil War letters, Military documents, Land Grants, and Civil War Memorabilia.

A DVD is available for viewing; it features the Great Escape of Creek Leader Opothleyahola, who led 10,000 Indians and their 600 Black slaves out of Confederate controlled Indian Territory into Free State Kansas during the winter of 1861-62. Learn how Humboldt was involved in this important but little known Civil War history. A brochure guides you on a 4-County Tour of this amazing story.


Hours: Open Every Weekend Memorial Day Weekend thru the 2nd Weekend in October, 1:30 - 4:00 pm.
Anytime by appointment.
Address: 2nd and Neosho
Phone: 620-473-2250
Our Website:www.humboldtks.com

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Humboldt Historical Museum

The first Museum building was built more than a century ago in 1867. There are presently five buildings of historic and collectable items open to the public. Building No. 1

Humboldt, KS Museums

Confederate Soldier Marker

This stone marker memorializes the site where a Confederate soldier was shot during the burning of Humboldt in October 1861. This is just one of 12 sites in Humboldt's Civil War Tour. Free brochures, with map, for this self-guided tour can be obtained 24 hours a day at Johnson's General Store on 9

Humboldt, KS Tours

Civil War Memorial

This monument bears a marble collage of 12 Civil War sites in Humboldt depicting events during the Oct. 1861 Burning of Humboldt by Confederate troops and revealing possible hiding places of fugitive slaves found in Humboldt during the Sept. 1861

Humboldt, KS Memorials

Riverside School

Riverside School, located in the Museum complex, is the replica of a one room country school complete with furnishings. It also houses a large collection from Lewis howland of iron toys. There are many pictures and albums, and an abundance of genealogy sources:

Humboldt, KS Historic Schoolhouses

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