Linn County Museum/Genealogy Library
307 E Park St, Pleasanton, KS 66075
Take a tour through the Linn County Museum and view some of the earliest history in Kansas. You will learn about the Indians who inhabited the area; explorers; French traders and trappers; and the first lead mine in the state of Kansas. You’ll also learn about the Sugar Creek Mission, the Trail of Death, and the Potawatomie Indians. Take a stroll back to the years of the Border Wars and learn about the Bushwhackers. Learn of the tragic story of the Marais des Cygnes Massacre; and the fight to have a Free State during the days of Bleeding Kansas. In the museum you will learn about the Battle of Mine Creek through displays and maps that depict the battle. Walk through the Old General Store, recreated and staged with thousands of bits of memorabilia. Visit the Print Shop, old bank teller cage with bullet-proof front, a school exhibit, and a display on coal mining. Visit the Genealogy Library which holds records of early settlers, black families, lost towns, military records, cemetery records, and early newspapers. Don’t forget to walk through the Cox Car Museum where you'll see an old Model T and other classic cars and trucks. Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; and by appointment.
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