Wilson County Historical Museum

 420 North 7th Street
Fredonia, KS 66736
(620) 378-3965

Tuesday - Friday: 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Free

Wilson County Museum Map

Wilson County Historical Museum - Fredonia, Kansas
Wilson County Historical Museum
Wilson County Historical Museum - Fredonia, Kansas

Wilson County Historical Museum in Fredonia, Kansas was founded by the Wilson County Historical Society in 1960. Genealogical researchers benefit from the township notebooks, cemetery records, school records, family histories, county maps, county histories, reference books, and photographs.

The typical local historical collection may be of less interest to people without a connection to Wilson County, but they may still be interested in the building itself. The 1915 building on the courthouse square was originally the Wilson County Jail and Sheriff's residence. The many tiny cells now contain collections of items contributed to the museum.

The Wilson County Historical Museum is only open 16 hours a week, one of the members of the Historical Society lives nearby and is available for after hour tours. Her phone number is on the door and she welcomes calls. I wish to thank Nadine Dishman for coming in on a Saturday afternoon to allow me tour the museum and take these photographs.


 


 


Old school photographs from various communities around Wilson COunty

Wilson County Kansas Jail Cells
Jail cells on the second floor of the Wilson County Historical Museum

Wilson Counnty jail cell
Jail Cell


Levers used open and close the jail cells

Wilson County Musuem Map - Fredonia, Kansas
Wilson County Historical Museum Map

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