Atchison County Historical Museum

Atchison County Historical Society Museum is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of Atchison County, Kansas. Both the city of Atchison and Atchison County, Kansas are named after United States Senator and legendary \"President for a day\" David Rice Atchison. The Atchison County Historical Society & Museum is located in the historic 1880 Santa Fe Freight Depot in Atchison, Kansas. Dedicated to telling the story of Atchison County Kansas the museum features exhibits on Lewis and Clark, Amelia Earhart, Jesse Stone, the Railroad History of Atchison County, the David Rice Atchison World's Smallest \"unofficial\" Presidential Library and a Military collection with over 200 weapons spanning the Revolutionary War, Civil War and both World Wars. The Atchison County Historical Society also operates the Independence Creek: Lewis & Clark Historic Site covering 13.5 acres of native grasses and wildflowers and a re-creation of a Kanza Indian Earthlodge, connected by a 5-mile hiking/biking trail to the Atchison riverfront. The museum also hosts regular temporary and traveling exhibits including a Smithsonian Traveling exhibit from June 27-Aug 9, 2015 called \"Hometown Teams.\"

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200 South 10th Street
Atchison, KS

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