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Geary County Historical Society And Museums


About Museum :

The museum served as a high school from 1904 to 1929. From 1930 until the late 1960s the building housed all the sixth grades in the city as a Departmental School. The administration offices were also located in the building. In the 1940s, kindergarten classes were started in the basement level and during the 1970s, the building housed "Continuing Education" and "Head Start" programs.

After the building was vacated by the school district in the 1970s, it was purchased by Junction City philanthropist, Fred Bramlage, and donated to the historical society in 1982 as a permanent home for the museum. Society volunteers labored over a year to get the main floor ready for use and in May 1983, the Geary County Historical Society opened its doors. In the years since, over a half million dollars have been raised from within the community and used to restore the entire building and develop the museum and its programs.


Shelly Gunderson

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
A very nice museum with very nicely done exhibits on the history of Geary County. Plus there is a separate area with historical buildings including a one room schoolhouse. Great place to visit.

James Kelly

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mark Dudley

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Very nice, informative, and lots of cool exhibits! This was a great family outing!!

Elizabeth Lavender

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
Great family time place for this area.

Nicole Allen

Friday, July 6, 2018

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