Museum of the Great Plains
(620) 375-2316 / 401 N. Fourth St.
P. O. Box 1561 / Leoti, KS 67861
This page is based on a brochure from the Wichita
County Historical Society
Wichita County Economic Development
The Museum of the Great Plains offers permanent and temporary exhibits
year round on a variety of subjects demonstrating Wichita County's
rich pioneer heritage. The building itself is a wonderful example of
native limestone construction. It was built as a WPA project in 1940
using stone quarried just north of the county.
1:00 - 5:00 Tuesdays through Fridays
2:00 - 5:00 Saturdays & Sundays
- The School House exhibit allows children to see a school like
the ones their great-grandparents attended.
- The 1893 Post Office from Marienthal, the first one in Wichita
county, is on display.
- The General Store shows the vast array of staples and hardware
- The Millinery Shop was outfitted entirely by one person's collection
of old hats.
- The bank exhibit features antique (late 1800's) teller counters
from the First State Bank of Leoti.
- The museum boasts one of the largest private collection of
violins in Kansas.
- Uniforms from all of the country's wars are on display.
- A display of cattle brands and saddles shows Wichita county's
- The display of early modes of transportation includes a
The Wichita County Historical Society meets at 7:30 P. M.
on the last Tuesday of each month.
206 S. 4th / Leoti, KS 67861
Wichita County, or visit
other Towns & Cities
May 11, 2002 /
John & Susan Howell /
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