Camp McCormick

Camp McCormick Camp McCormick is the current training facility for Tornado Alley Young Marines. The space is shared with the McCormick School Museum. Located on the corner of McCormick and Martinson Streets, the McCormick Building is a proud landmark of the community it has served since 1890.
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At that time it was a four-room structure, two rooms on the first floor and two on the second. Proudfoot and Bird were the architects for the building and William Dunscombe was the contractor. Built of stone from the Middleton quarry at Augusta, Kansas, the workmen used block and tackle with chains to lift the stones in place in the building. It is interesting to note that the stones for the Old C

At that time it was a four-room structure, two rooms on the first floor and two on the second. Proudfoot and Bird were the architects for the building and William Dunscombe was the contractor. Built of stone from the Middleton quarry at Augusta, Kansas, the workmen used block and tackle with chains to lift the stones in place in the building. It is interesting to note that the stones for the Old C

Operating as usual

05/10/2021

UPDATED MAY 7: the McCormick Museum Board has a committee working actively to secure the building's future. Stay tuned, and please do not vilify any of the participants in this situation. No one wants to knock the building down. We are at an inflection point, however. Considerable financial resources and a lot of specialized work will be needed to meet the needs of the structure at this moment in its life. Anyone with good ideas or connections that would enable all this to happen should bring those ideas and connections forward asap.

Friends, McCormick School is at risk of being lost. The school district apparently no longer wants to keep it and has given a one month deadline for anyone to come up with a viable rescue plan for it. A few million $ are estimated necessary to repair and stabilize the structure. Then there is the matter of ongoing staffing and a game plan to keep it used and useful. I am passing this along so the community can be aware of the crisis. Hopefully a consensus will be realized and a path forward will be blazed. The building is on the National Historic Register. It is one of the few surviving Proudfoot and Bird buildings. It began its life in 1890. I attended elementary school there, so it has particular value to me. I hope it can be saved. Photo from 360 Wichita.

Join us for the annual bicycle ride to support Toys for Tots
10/12/2019

Join us for the annual bicycle ride to support Toys for Tots

Timeline Photos
10/22/2014

Timeline Photos

Camp McCormick's cover photo
07/24/2012

Camp McCormick's cover photo

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855 S Martinson St
Wichita, KS
67213

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McCormick School Museum is holding a photo scanning event to collect old photos of Wichita history. We invite you to participate. The scanning will take place during our regular hours: 9:00am - Noon on Wednesday, March 4th.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. Just a note to let you all know that the McCormick School Museum will be closed from Christmas Eve through New Years Day and reopen on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Regular operating hours are Wednesdays 9:00am till NOON and Sundays 2:00pm till 5:00pm.
Hello friends, just a note to let you all know that the photo directory for McCormick Elementary School 1976-77 is on the McCormick School Museum webpage. www.mccormickbellringer.com
McCormick School Museum 2017 Christmas Open House 855 S Martinson Wichita, Kansas Friday, December 1st 9:00am - 5:00pm Come one Come all, there will be special Christmas music presented by students from different schools. Come and tour the museum and help us celebrate this special season.
McCormick School Museum 2017 Christmas Open House 855 S Martinson Wichita, Kansas Friday, December 1st 9:00am - 5:00pm Come one Come all, there will be special Christmas music presented by students from different schools. Come and tour the museum and help us celebrate this special season.