With four galleries and "Old Time Main Street", this 24,000 sq. ft. museum features the history of Pratt County and takes visitors on instant time travel to the days when America began building an empire out of a vast prairie. Visitors see fossils, Native American artifacts, a covered wagon, quilts, fashions, baby clothes, toys and hand-forged tools. Nineteenth century period rooms showcase home life, one-room school, physician office and dental office of this era. Stroll past the print shop, undertaker, carpenter shop, village blacksmith, auto repair shop, the firehouse, Coterie library, the photographer office and railroad exhibit. View the military display and the WWII Pratt Army Air Field exhibit. Walk the boardwalk and enter many businesses on Main Street. Additional displays include the Miss Kansas exhibit, medical equipment of former Pratt County physicians, 4-H and Pratt County Fair display, Masonic Lodge and IOOF Lodge, a chapel and Pratt Regional Medical Center historical exhibit.
The Library and Research area contains early Pratt County photographs, vital statistics, and marriage records, plus many maps, family histories and accounts of Pratt County towns and communities.
The Pratt County Historical Society Museum is a "must" stop when you visit South Central Kansas. There is something of interest to everyone.
Hours: Monday-Friday 1-4pm.
Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm.
Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Admission is by donation.
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