Trego County Museum
The Trego County Historical Society Museum is located on the Trego County Fairgrounds on the East edge of WaKeeney on Highway 283 North of the I-70 exit 126. The address is P.O. Box 132, WaKeeney, KS 67672 The museum is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday after 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
It was organized for the preservation of Trego County history. There is a vast collection of pioneer possessions on display. The old safe from the office of the Trego County Treasurer, it was installed there in 1901 and was given to the historical society in February 1989. The tellers cage from the Ogallah Bank, a telephone exchange used in Collyer in 1910. Medical, dentist and optometrist equipment used by pioneer doctors. The first printing press of the Western Kansas World Office dating back to 1879. Newspapers, county abstractors records and school records. World I and II items are on display. Early day household and farm equipment and tools.
The many people settling in Trego County were Civil War veterans, soldiers and sailors from Chicago, Germans from Russia, Bohemains, Swedes and Czechoslovakians beginning somewhere in the years from 1875-1878.
The historical society meets the 4th Sunday of every month except May thru August. The April meeting being the annual meeting.
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