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Chase County Historical Museum & Library

Attractions, Museum, Library, Youth & Senior Services, Government

Browse two buildings with two stories of exhibits, including a schoolroom, military room, dentist’s office, cowboy memorabilia, and Victorian artifacts.

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303 Broadway Street

Cottonwood Falls



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Admission is free, and donations are appreciated!

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
The museum has a vast collection of artifacts ranging from the mid-19th century to the present with emphasis on items of historical significance and interest to Chase County.

The museum has a permanent Knute Rockne exhibit, with artifacts and original pictures from the site of his plane crash in Chase County, Kansas. Knute Rockne, regarded as one the greatest football coaches in American History, and seven other people were killed in the accident. A 1932 Rockne Studebaker was recently added to the museum. Additional pictures, data, and newspaper accounts of that tragic day are available in the library.

Exhibits about the nationally known Roberts rodeo family, interesting area landmarks, and many other unique pieces of history, can be viewed throughout the two floors of the museum.

The museum building was built in 1882 from native stone and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was originally Chase County National Bank.


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