At first glance, Burlingame, Kansas' Schuyler Museum is just another small town museum which displays anything that people donate. But only on first glance. A couple of the galleries do lean that way, but there are some "gems" in this museum.
The Schuyler Museum fills the first floor of the former Burlingame Grade School which was built in 1902. In addition to exhibits, there are resources for genealogy research. There is even a box of old unidentified Burlingame pictures for visitors to search through and provide the Schuyler Museum with the names of the people and activities depicted.
The Burlingame Historical Preservation Society was founded in just 2000 and they have come a long way in a short period of time. I'm impressed that their volunteers are able to keep the Schuyler Museum open 4 days a week, year around.
The gift shop at Burlingame's Schuyler Museum offers a variety of items such as mugs, tote bags, caps, Burlingame anniversary cookbook, T-shirts, postcards, pencils, magnets, bookmarks, and Christmas ornaments.
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