Lacrosse Museums
Post Rock Museum

202 West First
Lacrosse, Kansas 67548
(785) 222-2719

(May through mid-September)
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday: 1 - 4:30 PM
No admission fees - donations requested 

Post Rock Museum - Lacrosse, Kansas
Leaching stone and barrel for producing lye.
Post Rock Museum
Post Rock Museum - Lacrosse, Kansas

The Post Rock Museum in Lacrosse, Kansas is housed in a native stone house built by homesteader Dan Haley, southwest of Nekoma in 1883. The house was moved to its current location in 1963. The museum includes an authentic stone quarry re-creation illustrating the methods used to cut posts for fencing as well as tools and items depicting the history of the post rock unique to Kansas. 

Over 40 thousand miles post rock fences were erected in north central Kansas. Each post is unique, no two fence posts are the same size, shape, or color, and many even have fossils such as Inoceramus labiatus, Collignoceras woolgari, driftwood, and shark teeth & scales.

Although the displays at the Post Rock Museum are quite interesting, the museum is modest in size and I believe that most visitors will need only a few minutes to tour the Post Rock Museum. This reviewer found the Post Rock Museum, the most interesting of the Museums in Lacrosse, Kansas.

Post Rock Museum displays
 


Fossils found in limestone used for making post rocks.

Protosphyraena fossil remains
Protosphyraena - primitive swordfish which thrived during the Upper Cretaceous Period. It is often found in
Kansas Smoky Hill Niobrara Chalk.

Rock quarry exhibit at Post Rock Museum
Reproduction of a post rock quarry.

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