Address
161 East Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln, KS 67455
Hours
Hours of operation are 'by chance or appointment.'
Admissions
Admission to the pharmacy museum is by donation.
Staff
Jack D. Crispin, Jr., Curator

Description

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. Therefore the museum displays both crude drug ingredients and manufactured drugs.

The wall cases in the museum are from the Snyder Drug Store, and the work counter is from the Frevele Rexall Store. Both of these pharmacies were located in Lincoln, Kansas. Collections include a large number of Kansas bottles, patent medicines, apothecary bottles, druggists' tools, and show globes.

The curator conducts demonstrations of the items in the museum, including the quack devices, crude drug student cabinet, and the reference texts in his library dating back to the early 1800s.