The Haun Museum in downtown Jetmore
The Haun Museum
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|The Haun Museum was founded in 1965 and is located in
the first house in Jetmore which is the current entrance
and is on the National Register. It is one of a group of
six of the town's earliest limestone buildings. In 1970
the first addition was added to the north and the west of
the original building. The north building was later
acquired and a door was put between the units expanding
the museum to its present size. In the year 1998 a metal
building was added in the lot behind the museum which now
houses antique farm and fire equipment, a 1950's service
station with a 1949 Plymouth 4 door auto, a stone post display
and a horse drawn buggy.
Visitors are given a glimpse of daily life of the early County settlers, as they view an office, a dining room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a parlor, complete with furnishings of the era. Mannequins in period dress add to the authenticity. There are also displays of adult and children's clothing, tools used by farmers and craftsmen, and a postal station.
There is something of interest for visitors of all ages as they enjoy taking a trip through the past, sharing the articles and scenes of the people of early-day Hodgeman County.
The Haun Museum also has displays representing life after the pioneer period and into the 1920s and 1930s. Displays of American involvment in wars from the Revolutionary through World War II and Vietnam. A sample Service Station from the 1960s is present as is a printing press used by the Jetmore Republican in past years. The museum is ever changing and growing with new displays being created to represent their time period.
Since the Rail Road was removed from Jetmore, there has been a display constructed in the yard behind the museum building.
horsethief resevour dig
The Haun Museum now has some of the items found in the Horsethief Resevour Dig. They are on loan from the Kansas State Historical Society
one room school
A reproduction of the interior of a One Room School House is now complete. A teacher is waiting for her students with books and lunch pails on the desks.
Our normal dues are: Family $20.00 and Individual $10.00/yr. A membership will offer these features:
For more information or visitation appointments, please call Mary Ford at 357-8794 or Charles W. Guthrie at 357-8473.