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Geary County Historical Museum
Geary County Historical Museum
Sarah Moppin, Director

Geary County Historical Museum
530 N. Adams St.
Junction City, KS  66441

Ph: 785.238.1666
The Geary County Historical Museum building served as a high school from 1904 to 1929, and became a all sixth grade school until the late 1960's.  Int the 1940's Kindergarten classes were started and in the 1970's Continuing Education and Head start program was housed here.  The building was purchased by Junction City philanthropist, Fred Bramlage, and donated to the Historical Society in 1982 as a permanent home for the museum.

Library and archives house an extensive collection of vinatage photographs, including the works of JJ Pennell, newspapers dating from the Civil War and Geary County's genealogical records. Displays include interchanging exhibits and the auditorium provides space for meetings, programs and special displays.

A "Main Street" gallery was completed in 1993 and contains six businesses typical of the early 1900's, featuring many artifacts that were used in early Junction City stores. Artistic and accurate clothing exhibits, a Victorian-era parlor and a Kansas farm kitchen of the 1920's are just some of the unique displays.  

The educational, interactive segments of the Plains Indian artifacts and pioneer farm implements displays are also very popular with visitors. After the renovation of the top floor was completed, a full-scale, country schoolroom and a Union Pacific depot ticket office and waiting room were opened.