Albany Historical Museum

2441 204th Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534
(785) 285-0349

Open Saturday & Sunday afternoons 2-5PM
from Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day

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Albany Historical Museum - Sabetha Kansas
Albany Historical Museum
Albany Historical Museum - Sabetha Kansas

The Albany Historical Museum was inspired by a retired school teacher in the small incorporated community of Albany, Kansas. The town was just 2 miles north of Sabetha, Kansas, founded in 1857, and rapidly becoming a ghost town. The Museum began with two buildings that were already on site: the 1867 Albany School and the Waggner house, also from the 1800s. In July 1965, the school and grounds were acquired by the newly formed Albany Historical Society. Members donated most of the labor in restoring the buildings. 

Over the past 62 years, many other buildings have been built or moved to the site, including a caboose, 2 more school buildings, train depot, log cabin, post office, blacksmith shop, and a print shop. 15 buildings in total. There is also a large collection of local artifacts, farm machinery and old automobiles. There are many items of use to researchers in Nemaha County history.

For the most part, the items on exhibit are not organized in a way to explain their significance and context. Although Albany served as a station on the Underground Railroad, if there were any displays, they were not pointed out by the docent. 

The biggest event of the year is Old Albany Days. Old Albany Days has been taking place since 1965 and is held the weekend after Labor Day. Admission for the 2022 event is $5 for age 10 and older. Old Albany Days includes food, farm equipment demonstrations, a quilt show, antique tractor pull, garden tractor pull, parade, flea market, horseshoe tournament, train rides, music, and horse team demonstrations.

One room schoolhouse at the Albany Historical Museum

School stage curtain with advertising

Albany Historical Museum buildings

antique automobiles, trucks and wagons

1956 Ford Victoria, 1954 Mercury
1956 Ford Victoria and 1954 Mercury

farm tractors

Waggner home at Albany Historical Museum
Waggner home with furnishings from the 1950s.

Albany Historical Museum Map - Sabetha Kansas
Albany Historical Museum Map

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