Independence Historical Museum

123 N 8th Street
Independence, Kansas 67301
(620) 331-3515

Tuesday - Saturday:  10 AM - 4 PM
Admission  Adults $5    6-18 $3

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Little House on the Prairie

General Store at the Independence kansas Historical Museum.
General Store
Independence Historical Museum
Independence Historical Museum & Art Center - Independence, Kansas

The Independence Historical Museum & Art Center in Independence, Kansas combines the collections of the Independence Museum and the Montgomery County Historical Society collection. It fills 22 rooms of the former Post Office & Federal Building. .

The main floor of the Independence Historical Museum is used for art and special exhibitions, with the rest of the rooms filled with items about oil industry, Native American culture, military items, log cabin, one room school, general store, doctor's office, blacksmith shop, tools, dolls, and toys. One of the finest rooms is a display of old women's and children's clothes. There are also items related to people with local connections such as Alfred M. Landon, Bill Kurtis, Vivian Vance, William Inge, Jim Halsey, Osa Johnson, and Ossie Tranbarge.

In 2000, the Independence Museum acquired the Montgomery County Historical Society collection and then integrated the two collections. The name was then changed to The Independence Historical Museum, home of Montgomery County Historical Society.

Esther Lowrey Chapter D. A. R. Room (Daughters of the American Revolution)

Mickey Mantle - Independence, Kansas
Baseball Room which has material from Mickey Mantle's time as an Independence Yankee

Alf Landon exhibit in the Independence Historical Museum
Alf Landon exhibit
Landon was an Independence oil developer who was governor of Kansas and the Republican Party's nominee in the
1936 presidential election. He was defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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William Inge exhibit
Playwright, William Inge memorabilia

Independence Historical Museum Map - Independence, Kansas
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