Wyandotte County Historical Museum

Wyandotte County Historical Museum The Wyandotte County Museum and research library is located in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The museum features Native American collections, county history and even a 1905 Kansas City Kansas Steam Pumper Fire Engine.
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This mail list is from the Maywood Post Office. Maywood was settled as a stagecoach stop in 1867. It's post office opera...
12/30/2020

This mail list is from the Maywood Post Office. Maywood was settled as a stagecoach stop in 1867. It's post office operated from 1872-1883. The community was located at what is now 118th-119th Parallel, roughly a mile west of the Maywood Church.

F. H. Jennings & Son Crusher and Quarry, Rosedale KS. Photo probably taken late 1800s - early 1900s.
12/29/2020

F. H. Jennings & Son Crusher and Quarry, Rosedale KS. Photo probably taken late 1800s - early 1900s.

This baseball uniform was worn by George LeRow who worked for the MPRR in the early 1900s. The museum is seeking additio...
12/28/2020
Missouri Pacific Baseball Uniform

This baseball uniform was worn by George LeRow who worked for the MPRR in the early 1900s. The museum is seeking additional memories, photos, and memorabilia from company and social teams for our upcoming exhibits.
https://youtu.be/77ze7yzHQ0g

This baseball uniform was worn by George LeRow who worked for the MPRR in the early 1900s. It will be on display at the Wyandotte County Museum this summer....

12/27/2020
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12/25/2020
Many of us, our parents and grandparents have memories of going over town to KCMO either by the bus or street car to do ...
12/24/2020

Many of us, our parents and grandparents have memories of going over town to KCMO either by the bus or street car to do Christmas shopping. The inside store photo is not marked or labeled but I thought it was a neat picture.

Map of Indian tribes in 1843
12/23/2020

Map of Indian tribes in 1843

The museum will close at noon on Thursday, December 24th and will reopen Monday, December 28th. We will also be closed N...
12/23/2020

The museum will close at noon on Thursday, December 24th and will reopen Monday, December 28th. We will also be closed New Year's Day. Happy Holidays! Photo is of the 600 block of Minnesota looking west, 1930's.

Minnesota Avenue at Christmas
12/22/2020

Minnesota Avenue at Christmas

Who remembers hearing the 9:00 pm curfew whistle?
12/22/2020
Quindaro Powerplant Whistle

Who remembers hearing the 9:00 pm curfew whistle?

Wyandotte County Museum Curator, David Hartman, tells us about the Quinadro Powerplant whistle. This whistle sounded for shift changes and the 9:00 pm whistl...

Marine Corp Dance, Memorial Hall 1947
12/21/2020

Marine Corp Dance, Memorial Hall 1947

Golden Gloves Fights Memorial Hall 1-12-1965
12/21/2020

Golden Gloves Fights Memorial Hall 1-12-1965

Golden Gloves fights Memorial Hall 1-10-1962
12/19/2020

Golden Gloves fights Memorial Hall 1-10-1962

Golden Glove fights Memorial Hall 2-07-1957
12/18/2020

Golden Glove fights Memorial Hall 2-07-1957

Look at the wood grain feature on that station wagon
12/17/2020

Look at the wood grain feature on that station wagon

W.M. Fisher Groceries and Meats  located on North 5th Street  1907
12/16/2020

W.M. Fisher Groceries and Meats located on North 5th Street 1907

We get plenty of questions about Sauter Castle, this article tells a detailed story complete with family photos.
12/15/2020
Historic Sauer Castle is a Landmark in Serious Trouble

We get plenty of questions about Sauter Castle, this article tells a detailed story complete with family photos.

Sauer Castle, built in 1873, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Carl Lopp has owned it since 1988. It's in serious danger.

The Chocolate Shop  512 Minnesota Avenue
12/14/2020

The Chocolate Shop 512 Minnesota Avenue

Farmers Market 38th and State.Welborn Market
12/13/2020

Farmers Market 38th and State.
Welborn Market

Minnesota Avenue both photos looking East. 1st one is at 4th and Minnesota.  Next is 7th and Minnesota
12/12/2020

Minnesota Avenue both photos looking East. 1st one is at 4th and Minnesota. Next is 7th and Minnesota

Horse Show and Rodeo at the American Royal
12/11/2020

Horse Show and Rodeo at the American Royal

Anyone have photos or memories from Clifton Park? We need your help, Stories on Stories is a collaborative project that ...
12/10/2020

Anyone have photos or memories from Clifton Park? We need your help, Stories on Stories is a collaborative project that aims to connect communities and improve safety by installing resident-driven art onto the boards of vacant buildings. This year’s project site is the historic bathhouse in Clifton Park. Residents have requested that the project incorporate history but the team is struggling to find much, particularly between the 1930’s and 80’s. If you have memories, photographs, stories, or anything else that might help us better understand the history of Clifton Park, we would love to hear from you! Please email [email protected] or call 913-573-5356.

Animal grooming at the American Royal
12/10/2020

Animal grooming at the American Royal

Photos from Wyandotte County Historical Museum's post
12/09/2020

Photos from Wyandotte County Historical Museum's post

More pictures of the good days of the American Royal
12/08/2020

More pictures of the good days of the American Royal

American Royal Parade 1986 WYCO Sheriff and JC Harmon Marching Band
12/07/2020

American Royal Parade 1986 WYCO Sheriff and JC Harmon Marching Band

Please check out our latest Cemetery Walking Tour it is of the Mt. Hope/Quindaro Cemeteries located at 38th street and P...
12/05/2020

Please check out our latest Cemetery Walking Tour it is of the Mt. Hope/Quindaro Cemeteries located at 38th street and Parallel. Go to the Wyandotte County Museum website for map and historyhttps://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Wyandotte-County-Historical-Museum/Documents/Quindaro-Mt-Hope-Map-final.pdf

Animal Shelter on Park Drive
12/04/2020

Animal Shelter on Park Drive

Winter 1938, Ice Skating on Big 11 Lake
12/03/2020

Winter 1938, Ice Skating on Big 11 Lake

Which is now Sunshine Biscuit.  At the bottom of the photo it reads ."4th Annual Christmas Party Krispy Crackers Dept  L...
12/02/2020

Which is now Sunshine Biscuit. At the bottom of the photo it reads ."4th Annual Christmas Party Krispy Crackers Dept Loose Wiles Biscuit Co December 21, 1939

Kid Wagon to school.  Explanation in second photo
12/01/2020

Kid Wagon to school. Explanation in second photo

Argentine Kansas 21st Street looking South snow storm 1912 is the first  photo.Argentine Depot 1908.  2nd photo.Argentin...
11/30/2020

Argentine Kansas 21st Street looking South snow storm 1912 is the first photo.
Argentine Depot 1908. 2nd photo.
Argentine Kansas 1904-1905 3rd photo.

Address

631 N 126th St
Bonner Springs, KS
66012

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(913) 573-5002

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Where was the Packard Fishing Lake?
my Grandfather and his brother's grocery store,,32nd and State Ave
1. St. Rose of Lima 6th Grade Class, ca. 1926 L-R Front: Bill Newman, Louis Lohr, Mike Lysaught, Mary Galvin, Earleen Leigh, Bess Dusil, Irene Chaser, Pauline Mitchell, Agnes Doleshal, Virginia Fuhrman, Rose Fisher, John Wissbaum. L-R Second Row: Bill Wells, Louis Mesh, Leonard Mesh, Dorothy Dorian, Harry Neath, Frances Lane, Forest Doleshal, Kathleen McClain, Robert Looker, Helen Boyle, Rose McGonigle. L-R Third Row: Richard Bugh, Floyd Thomas, John Wells, Fred Foster, Ted Cunningham, Frank Leverish, Ed Jeselnik, Clarence Giltner. 2. St. Rose of Lima Graduating Class, 1930 L-R Back: Monsignor Eugene Vallelly, Edward Jeselnik, Fred Foster, John Wissbaum, Mickey Brennan, William Wells, Leonard Mesh, Robert Looker, Harry Neath, Louis Mesh, Frank Murray, John Donohue, Bill Newman, Arthur Smith, George Cavanaugh, John Wells, Frank Leverich. L-R Front: Mike Lysaught, Pauline Mitchell, Irene Chaser, ? Guiliame, Rose McGonigal, Marian Beatty, Earleen Leigh, Lois Murphy, Kathleen McClain, Marylin Prather, Helen Boyle, Rose Fisher, Virginia Fuhrman, Bess Dusil, Louis Lohr. Information provided by Harry Neath 1 Feb. 2000.
Hi. I've asked a couple of times and have not gotten a response. Do you have any pictures of the Sauer family? Thank you.
Do you have any pictures of the Sauer family?
A video was made and posted of a walk-thru of Sauer Castle and the sadness it brings to see the bad state it is in. Do you have pictures of the Sauer family that you can post? Do you know if they have any relatives left in KCK?
This goes along with a previous post about Victory Hills. Victory was brand new in this pic. You can see the clubhouse, newly planted sapplings, cars from late '20's or early '30's and my great-grandfather, Joe Butler, on the green (putting), as his good friend, Frank Holcomb, looks on. Notice those snappy "plus 4s" & argyle stockings.🙂
Good Morning; I thought I would share this picture. This is my Great Grandmother Ida Florence Hicks. This portrait was made somewhere around 1892. Ida is 18. The family lived in Stony Point. Middle of nowhere. Ida died in 1907 at the age of 35-36 due to German Measles. Her baby would die 2 months later. They are buried at Stony Point Cemetery. I can't help but wonder where this portrait was made considering where they lived. Was it perhaps a traveling photographer with a horse and wagon? There is no name on the picture telling who made it. This is the only picture of Ida in existence except for a copy that my cousin has. I also have photos from Stony Point School as well as the 8th grade graduating class of 1912.
The American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands is the final resting place for over 8,000 U.S. soldiers/airmen and over 1,700 who are memorialized on the wall of missing. For the past 15 months I (along with some great help from Sherrie Smith from Hays, Kansas) have been searching for and trying to locate 46 pictures of Kansas soldiers/airmen whose picture had not been located for the “Faces-of-Margraten” project. To this point all but 12 have been located!! The Dutch have not forgotten their liberators!!! Please help if you possibly can to locate any of the soldiers/airmen listed below. Wyandotte County, Kansas: *SSgt Henry E Hansen, 30th Infantry Division, KIA 18 Nov 44 *PFC Raymond T Palmerin, 82nd Airborne Division, KIA 6 Apr 45 *PFC Charley N Reno, 1st Infantry Division, KIA 15 Apr 45 *Pvt Alex J Repine, 3rd Armored Division, KIA 24 Dec 45 Bourbon County, Kansas: *T4C Virgil W Maxwell, 104th Infantry Division, KIA 23 Apr 45 Butler County, Kansas: *PFC Billy G Lewis, 17th Airborne Division, KIA 24 Mar 45 Labette County, Kansas: *PFC Wilfred Baker, 69th Infantry Division, KIA 16 Apr 45 *Pvt Charles E Moon, 97th Infantry Division, KIA 14 Apr 45 *Sgt Ross E Bringle, 35th Infantry Division, KIA 20 Apr 45 Montgomery County Kansas: *FSgt Forrest R Evans, 95th Infantry Division, KIA 23 Apr 45 Saline County, Kansas: *Pvt John G White, 7th Armored Division, KIA 8 Apr 45 Sedgwick County, Kansas: *2Lt Donald D Gill, 102nd Infantry Division, KIA 20 Mar 45 Sumner County, Kansas: *Pvt Carl G Dorsey, 4th Infantry Division, KIA 5 Dec 45 Arapaho County, Colorado: *PFC Theodore W Whitenack, 104th Infantry Division, KIA 2 Feb 45 Las Angeles, California: *TSgt Joyce L Ouellet, 379th Bomb Group, KIA 14 Oct 43 Pictures can be submitted to the “Faces-of-Margraten” project at: https://www.thefacesofmargraten.com/index.php/en-US/submit-photo or posted directly to this post or FB message to me.
The American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands is the final resting place for over 8,000 U.S. soldiers/airmen and over 1,700 who are memorialized on the wall of missing. For the past 15 months I (along with some great help from Sherrie Smith from Hays, Kansas) have been searching for and trying to locate 46 pictures of Kansas soldiers/airmen whose picture had not been located for the “Faces-of-Margraten” project. To this point all but 12 have been located!! The Dutch have not forgotten their liberators!!! Please help if you possibly can to locate any of the soldiers/airmen listed below. Pictures can be submitted to the “Faces-of-Margraten” project at: https://www.thefacesofmargraten.com/index.php/en-US/submit-photo or posted here directly to this post or FB message to me. Wyandotte County, Kansas: *SSgt Henry E Hansen, 30th Infantry Division, KIA 18 Nov 44 *PFC Raymond T Palmerin, 82nd Airborne Division, KIA 6 Apr 45 *PFC Charley N Reno, 1st Infantry Division, KIA 15 Apr 45 *Pvt Alex J Repine, 3rd Armored Division, KIA 24 Dec 45 Bourbon County, Kansas: *T4C Virgil W Maxwell, 104th Infantry Division, KIA 23 Apr 45 Butler County, Kansas: *PFC Billy G Lewis, 17th Airborne Division, KIA 24 Mar 45 Labette County, Kansas: *PFC Wilfred Baker, 69th Infantry Division, KIA 16 Apr 45 *Pvt Charles E Moon, 97th Infantry Division, KIA 14 Apr 45 *Sgt Ross E Bringle, 35th Infantry Division, KIA 20 Apr 45 Montgomery County Kansas: *FSgt Forrest R Evans, 95th Infantry Division, KIA 23 Apr 45 Saline County, Kansas: *Pvt John G White, 7th Armored Division, KIA 8 Apr 45 Sedgwick County, Kansas: *2Lt Donald D Gill, 102nd Infantry Division, KIA 20 Mar 45 Sumner County, Kansas: *Pvt Carl G Dorsey, 4th Infantry Division, KIA 5 Dec 45 Arapaho County, Colorado: *PFC Theodore W Whitenack, 104th Infantry Division, KIA 2 Feb 45 Las Angeles, California: *TSgt Joyce L Ouellet, 379th Bomb Group, KIA 14 Oct 43
How do they check the dam after 83 years? Any idea how deep it is? 😃
Originally called the Wyandotte, Kansas City, and Northwestern, this road ended up being called by at least three different names, last of which was Kansas City and Northwestern. The chartered route was to head into Nebraska, but it was built out through Independence, and on to Lexington, Mo, to siphon the tremendous traffic from the river steamers, which put in there, this shaving 3-5 days off getting their cargoes into Westport. This was deemed a violation of the charter, and the route was divested. The original route was constructed much later, and suffered financial hardships for the entire short existence of the line, being abandoned just after WWI, and the rails pulled in the early 1920's. I've managed to get several items of ephemera, from the line, one of the more unusual of which being this late 1880's pamphlet, promoting the route, as well as it's northern terminus, Beatrice, Nebraska. A good source of information is "Missouri Pacific Northwest", by Imre Quastler, now out of print.