Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum

200 North Poplar

About Us:

Mennonite Heritage Museum. Dedicated in 1974, the museum complex was established to preserve the artifacts from early households, farms, schools, churches and the hospital in our Mennonite community.

The museum was erected as a living tribute to the forefathers of the Goessel community who settled this area. It tells the story of the Mennonite families who left Russia for religious freedom in 1874 and chose the Kansas plains for their new home.

The museum complex consists of eight buildings, including the Immigrant House and the Turkey Red Wheat Palace. Six historic buildings from the community have been moved to the museum for preservation and restoration.

The Museum Store in the Immigrant House features a variety of ethnic cookbooks, local history books, wheat weaving, and other Goessel/Kansas gift items.


Glen Soldan

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Great place to visit! Lots of history, friendly and knowledgeable people, we had a great time.

Hazel Bertrand

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

Threshing days Aug 4-6. Had a great time watching the machines work

Travis Duerksen

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Great source of information for both locals and visitors wanting to uncover some family history. Well kept buildings, implements, and historical items. Hours vary depending on the season, so double-check before you visit (see photos for more info). They DO NOT accept credit cards at this time.

Bruce Ediger

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Decent little small town historical museum.

Jason Jones

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Good way to spend a couple of hours.