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.
copyright 2011 by Keith Stokes