Great Bend, Kansas
Baxter Springs, Kansas
In the spring of 1849 John J. Baxter, his wife and eight children moved from Missouri to 160 acres of land near Spring River. His land included a spring which flowed from the side of a hill near what is now Military Road, where he set up and operated an inn and general store which came to be known as "Baxter's place". "Baxter's place" was incorporated in 1868 and was renamed Baxter Springs in honor of it's early settler.
The holdings of the Sandzén Archives illuminate Birger Sandzén's art, his life and times; the Swedish immigrant experience over several generations; and such specific cultural history as American and European reactions to the political situation in Europe in the 1930s. These holdings will interest not only artists and art historians but also, among others, cultural historians and family sociologists.
Dodge City, Kansas
El Dorado, Kansas
Archaeology, History, Historical Society
The Coronado-Quivira Museum in Lyons is one of the best small museums in Kansas. Separate displays focus on early inhabitants, Spanish explorers, the Sante Fe Trail, and the coming of homesteaders and permanent settlers.
Part of the museum is in the old Carnegie Library, with most of the displays in the newer, adjacent structure.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Science, Specialized
Crispin's Drug Store Museum is a recreation of a small town drug store from the 1880 to 1920 period. On display are fixtures, bottles, medicines and tools of the druggist.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Science
Crispin's Drug Store Museum held its Grand Opening on July 22, 2007. This pharmacy museum is set up as a small town drug store from the 1880-1920 period. This was a time of transition for druggists - switching from preparing ingredients and products from crude drug forms (such as seeds, barks, and roots) themselves - to buying the ingredients and products already prepared from the growing number of drug manufacturers at the end of the period.
History, Science, Specialized
Marshall H. Ensor, the only son of Mr. & Mrs Jacob Ensor was a mechanical prodigy who from an early age mastered skills in crafting all sorts of utilitarian items of wood, metal, cement and electronics. Became High School instructor in Manual Arts from age 17 to 65. Was gifted historic status by receiving the 1940 Wm. S. Paley Award for important national achievement in Amateur Radio. That same year earned Master of Science degree.
Garden City, Kansas
Junction City, Kansas
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The museum served as a high school from 1904 to 1929. From 1930 until the late 1960's the building housed all the sixth grades in the city as a Departmental School. The administration offices were also located in the building. In the 1940's, kindergarten classes were started in the basement level and during the 1970's, the building housed "Continuing Education" and "Head Start" programs.