800 South Broadway
The Herington Historical Museum in Herington, Kansas is an interesting and informative place to visit.
For genealogy researchers, the museum has Herington newspapers on microfilm, dating from 1884-1996 and Hope newspapers from 1885-1979.
There are also a number of family histories from some of the first families of Herington and the surrounding tri-county area (Dickinson, Marion & Morris counties).
The museum also has church records and cemetery records for Herington and a few of the smaller communities.
For railroad enthusiasts, the museum has a baggage car annex with lots of pictures and memorabilia recording the history of the railroad in Herington and the surrounding communities.
There is an extensive collection of military uniforms and memorabilia, dating from post-Civil War through Desert Storm - Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, WAC's, etc.
The museum's gift shop has centennial history books on sale for Herington, Woodbine, Burdick and a few other towns, as well as the Forgotten Fields book by Lou Thole, which gives the history of numerous air fields that were established during WWII (one of which was the Herington Army Air Force base).
Also in the gift shop are souvenir t-shirts & sweatshirts that are available only at this museum, railroad items, unique craft items & floral arrangements, paintings and some of the more traditional souvenir items.
Hours 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday
Also open by appointment on weekends or special occasions
Jolene Bradford - Director / Curator
Herington Area Chamber of Commerce
106 N. Broadway / Herington, KS 67449
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