Wichita County

  Museum of the Great Plains


(620) 375-2316 / 401 N. Fourth St.
P. O. Box 1561 / Leoti, KS 67861

 

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Leoti, Kansas
    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.

Hours:

1:00 - 5:00 Tuesdays through Fridays
2:00 - 5:00 Saturdays & Sundays

Exhibits:

  • 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 available.
  • 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 ranching heritage.
  • The display of early modes of transportation includes a real chuckwagon.

Historical Society

The Wichita County Historical Society meets at 7:30 P. M. on the last Tuesday of each month.
 

This page is based on a brochure from the Wichita County Historical Society
 
Wichita County Economic Development
wced@wbsnet.org
(620) 375-2182
206 S. 4th / Leoti, KS 67861

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