Wyandotte County Historical Museum

 631 North 126th Street
Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012
(913) 573-5002

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 4PM    Sunday: 9AM - Noon       Free

Wyandotte County Historical Museum map

Wyandotte County Museum - Bonner Springs, Kansas
Wyandotte County Historical Museum
Wyandotte County Historical Museum - Bonner Springs, Kansas

The Wyandotte County Historical Museum near Kansas City, Kansas exhibits only a portion of the Historical Society's 75,000 artifacts. The small free museum can be toured in 30 minutes by all but those interested in the minutia of Wyandotte County, Kansas history.

Most of the exhibits are in two large galleries. One is mostly devoted to the native american history of Wyandotte County. The other has displays for each township and some very interesting displays of attracts from the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department. In keeping with almost every historical society museum in Kansas, there is a one room schoolhouse exhibit.

The Wyandotte County Historical Museum will be of particular interest to firefighting enthusiasts.

Bell cast at  Stuckstede Bell Foundry in St. Louis, Missouri
Bell from St. Casimir's Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Cast in 1920 at Stuckstede
Bell Foundry in St. Louis, Missouri.

dugout canoe
Dugout canoe found near the mouth of the Kaw (Kansas) River in the 1920s. Believed to be 200-300 years old.

Hopewell indian artifacts
Hopewell indian artifacts

Quindaro, Kansas - underground railroad
Display on Quindaro, Kansas - free town and stop on the underground railroad


 

fire cart and hand drawn hose reel
The 1915 fire cart at left came from the Edwardsville Volunteer Fire Department. The 1870s
hand drawn hose reel would have been pulled by 20 runners with 20 relief runners running beside.

Fire gnome
Fire gnome sat atop Fire Station #8 at 16th and Garfield in Kansas City, Kansas

Trowbridge Research Library at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum
Trowbridge Research Library

Wyandotte County Historical Museum map - Bonner Springs, Kansas
Wyandotte County Historical Museum map

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