Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum
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.
What a gem sitting in the middle of Goessel. It was really interesting seeing all the different Mennonite families and their possessions. Maybe especially interesting since some of those people are our relatives. I really loved the large building with the farm equipment, one tractor is in there that my mom remembered riding. So neat to have a place to house things that are important to communal memory but to necessarily useful to own individually. Loved learning about Turkey red wheat.
Great place to visit! Lots of history, friendly and knowledgeable people, we had a great time.
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.
Threshing days Aug 4-6. Had a great time watching the machines work
Decent little small town historical museum.
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