Dickinson County Heritage Center
The Heritage Center of Dickinson County is a unique collection of two in-door museums, that continues on out-the-back-door where you will find actual buildings from around the county, all depicting life on the Plains during the American pioneer movement and westward expansion periods. There is also a nice gift shop, a research center and a 1901 C. W. Parker Carousel.
The Dickinson County Heritage Center sets the bar high! This is not your "typical" historical society. The exhibits not only tell the story of local history, but also how Dickinson County's former residents had an impact on a global scale. Learn about Dickinson County’s famous former residents from C.L. Brown, whose telephone company eventually became known as Sprint, to Abilene’s former town Marshal Wild Bill Hickok and Joseph McCoy who brought hundreds of thousands of cattle to Abilene in the 1860s making Abilene into a booming cowtown at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Make sure to take a whirl on the 1901 C.W. Parker Carousel, believed to be the oldest operating Parker carousel in existence. The carousel is hand-carved featuring 24 horses and four chariots. And don't forget to visit the beautifully preserved buildings outside, including a unique two-story cabin and school house. Thanks to Michael Hook and the staff and volunteers at the Dickinson County Heritage Center for their passion and enthusiasm!
I loved this little museum.I finally got to see some older pics of Texas Street and some exhibits of wild bill hickok.I loved the display of Texas Street.
Fun Museum with lots of Cool History Items & Very Informative. .
Was pleased. Went with granddaughters we had a good time. Will be back again!
Great place! The ladies working there were very nice and the exhibits are interesting with lots to read. The telephone history was very expansive and the carousel was fun to watch.
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