Howard Benson Museums

Howard Benson Museums This page will highlight the Benson Museums of Howard, Kansas. We will focus on the happenings at th museums over the next several months.

Operating as usual

Join us to help support West Elk Jr/Sr prom!!
03/18/2021

Join us to help support West Elk Jr/Sr prom!!

01/28/2021
01/28/2021

January 29, 2021 will be the 160th birthday of Kansas. Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861. Stop by the Howard Benson Museums for a tour tomorrow, our exhibits showcase 150 years of Elk County History and are the perfect place to celebrate Kansas Day!

Our Ad in Southeast Kansas Living magazine Day Trip Issue, they have a nice article about Elk County. They are on sale a...
06/11/2020

Our Ad in Southeast Kansas Living magazine Day Trip Issue, they have a nice article about Elk County. They are on sale at Batson’s. Come on in before we get so famous you can’t get in! Oh did I mention free and climate controlled!

WORKING ON PHOTOS TODAY...WONDERING WHAT A MAMA WOULD HAVE TO DO TO GET HER KIDS TO DO THIS TODAY. 1904 FLOWER PARADES
05/29/2020

WORKING ON PHOTOS TODAY...WONDERING WHAT A MAMA WOULD HAVE TO DO TO GET HER KIDS TO DO THIS TODAY. 1904 FLOWER PARADES

05/21/2020

TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT TO EVERYONE WHO IS PLANNING TO ATTEND! THE BARN QUILT CLASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY JUNE 12 @ 6:00 P.M.

This is the teacher's desk area at the Union Center School House. The School house was moved in to Howard after a specia...
04/27/2020

This is the teacher's desk area at the Union Center School House. The School house was moved in to Howard after a special election on August 7, 1990. The building was built around 1912-1913. An open house was held on December 12, 1992 to dedicate the Union center Schoolhouse in its current location.

14 TEDDY'S ESCAPED FROM THE DOLL MUSEUM LAST NIGHT! CAN YOU HELP US FIND THEM. I DON'T THINK THEY WENT FAR, CHECK THE WI...
04/02/2020

14 TEDDY'S ESCAPED FROM THE DOLL MUSEUM LAST NIGHT! CAN YOU HELP US FIND THEM. I DON'T THINK THEY WENT FAR, CHECK THE WINDOWS UP AND DOWN WABASH ST FIRST. TAKE A PIC IN FRONT OF A WINDOW AND POST ON OUR PAGE! YOU DON'T NEED TO GO INSIDE. THIS IS JUST FOR FUN.

Going through pictures again today. These pictures are of early church buildings in Howard. A good reminder that our fai...
03/27/2020

Going through pictures again today. These pictures are of early church buildings in Howard. A good reminder that our faith with take us through these current events. Be blessed and pray for our health care people.

Okay FB Group, this photo came across my desk this morning. I have been told where someone thinks it was back in the day...
03/25/2020

Okay FB Group, this photo came across my desk this morning. I have been told where someone thinks it was back in the day. What about you, where do you believe this historic gas station was located in Howard. Feel free to share so we can get more members in this group and more opinions. Have a blessed virus safe day.

03/05/2020

FRIDAY MARCH 13 6:00-8:00
TABLE DECORATING
MAIN MUSEUMS & LIBRARY
ROARING 20S ACTIVITIES
$5 FOR DESSERT & 2 VOTING TICKETS

So today, Scott Dietz, photojournalist for KSN-TV did a story on Howard and the museums. He was with me for an hour and ...
03/02/2020

So today, Scott Dietz, photojournalist for KSN-TV did a story on Howard and the museums. He was with me for an hour and a half and it will boil down to a short segment on Main St Kansas Thursday March 5 at 6:00. You can watch and see how I did. Never thought of myself as photogenic.

Grand Prize awarded to Justin Gardner and Marty Koop!
12/07/2019

Grand Prize awarded to Justin Gardner and Marty Koop!

12/07/2019

Ornament Hunt 2019
Clue #6 part one
To find the last clue you'll have to use your nose. Open at 9:00 get it and goes!

Good job Justin Gardner. He found ornament #5. Remember it's not to late to get involved. Tomorrow is the big one with t...
12/06/2019

Good job Justin Gardner. He found ornament #5. Remember it's not to late to get involved. Tomorrow is the big one with the Grand Prize ornament find you get $250 worth of gift cards to local shops!

Good Job Wendy Fullhart on another find today!
12/05/2019

Good Job Wendy Fullhart on another find today!

12/05/2019

Christmas Ornament Hunt 2019
Clue #4
Our legion is proud. They stand for the stars and stripes. This is where they honor all the branches.

12/04/2019

Christmas ornament hunt 2019
Clue #3
You start at the bottom to get to the top that is where the fun begins. Howard is fortunate we have three of these. Enjoy yourself and stay young at heart.

Congratulations Wendy Fullhart for finding the second Ornament. Remember it's important to go ahead and find the clue ev...
12/03/2019

Congratulations Wendy Fullhart for finding the second Ornament. Remember it's important to go ahead and find the clue even though the ornament is gone. It will give the night to think about where it can be tomorrow. I will not set anything out till 9:00. Tis the season for good hunting Howard.

12/03/2019

Ornament Hunt 2019
Clue #2
Howard is a busy place. If you don't believe us look at this and see all the upcoming events. If you don't pay attention you may miss because it will get changed tomorrow.

Congratulations Marty Koop on finding the first ornament. If you didn't win today you can still find the clue and get a ...
12/02/2019

Congratulations Marty Koop on finding the first ornament. If you didn't win today you can still find the clue and get a small head start tomorrow at 9:00 am.

12/02/2019

Christmas Ornament hunt 2019
Clue #1
Parents would send their kids here to learn for months. If you got into trouble you had to sit in the corner as the dunce.
Note: If you're here first take your prize but leave the clue. Others will be shortly behind so let them know someone was already here.

A Fun event for Christmas in Howard! Great Prizes!
11/30/2019

A Fun event for Christmas in Howard! Great Prizes!

Don't forget to come have Ice Cream (yum) tomorrow!
09/26/2019

Don't forget to come have Ice Cream (yum) tomorrow!

Join us for FREE ice cream!
09/24/2019

Join us for FREE ice cream!

08/19/2019
As the new school year begins I want to take a look back at some of the visitors the museum had and show you that our lo...
08/19/2019

As the new school year begins I want to take a look back at some of the visitors the museum had and show you that our local history is fun for everyone.

YOU ARE INVITEDMEMORIES OF HOWARD MURAL PROJECT DEDICATION SATURDAY AUGUST 34:30 PMHOWARD BENSON MUSEUMSGRAGG AGRICULTUR...
07/31/2019

YOU ARE INVITED
MEMORIES OF HOWARD MURAL PROJECT DEDICATION
SATURDAY AUGUST 3
4:30 PM
HOWARD BENSON MUSEUMS
GRAGG AGRICULTURAL BUILDING
FEATURING THE MURAL ARTISTS
CHRISTI HUBBELL-ROBERT
KAYLEE SNELL, TIMBER ROBERT, RAYNA ROBERT, JACE ROBERT

HOWARD BENSON MUSEUMS
PRESERVING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE

Punch and Cookies by Patty Martin Wiseman

07/07/2019

Memories presented by Howard Benson Museums in Howard, KS. The board of the Benson Museums is happy to bring a mural of iconic Howard to our community. The mural is being painted by Christi Hubbell-Roberts and her crew on the east side of the Gragg Building on Washington St. Stop by and say hello to the crew. Pictures to follow!

02/14/2019

Table setting event postponed until March. Doggone icy weather forecast!

02/13/2019

Table setting public voting Sat Feb 16 6:00-8:00 Come out and vote for your favorite!

01/17/2019
Alumni coming in May, our school display and artifacts will amaze you! Make plans now!
01/17/2019

Alumni coming in May, our school display and artifacts will amaze you! Make plans now!

09/20/2018

Howard Benson Museums are having an ice cream social! Free ice cream, Friday Sept 21 5:00 at Rebekah Hall.

Address

141 S Wabash St
Howard, KS
67349

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 14:00
Friday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(620) 330-7721

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Friendship Quilts on Display

We have seven buildings in downtown Howard, KS. There are artifacts from local citizens in the Main Building, military artifacts, friendship quilts, a general store and post office and artifacts from local Dentists and Doctors in the auxiliary building, a doll museum with hundreds of dolls, an agricultural building, an old gas station building, a one-room school house and a tiny house. We welcome individuals, families, groups. We take appointments and guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

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Comments

Thank you for hosting the SEK Museum Alliance quarterly meeting ! I enjoyed hearing the speakers and learning more about your small community museums .