Kansas Explorers and friends,
The latest issue of the Explorer newsletter was put in the mail on 06.19.20. It’s a fun all-museum issue. In the end, we had far more information than could be accommodated in the newsletter so here is a bonus addendum. This, too, is just a gathering of samples for each category. We finally had to just stop!
If you’re interested in seeing the “rest of the story” that was in the print newsletter, send an email to marci@kansassampler.org and we’ll send you the newsletter in hopes that you might want to become a Kansas Explorer Club member and receive this kind of information six times a year.

All of the information in this addendum can be found in Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers (order at kansassampler.org/shopping/ for $18.61 or at one of 200 indie-owned stores statewide.)

Note: The numbers in parenthesis next to the city name correspond with the map below.
You know about Dwight Eisenhower, Walter Chrysler, Amelia Earhart, and Carry Nation but have you learned about these Kansans?
Evelyn Baldwin was a meteorologist from 1892 to 1900 and later a pioneering Arctic explorer.  Oswego Historical Museum , 410 Commercial, Oswego (1), 620.795.4500.
Mabel Chase became the first woman in the United States to be elected sheriff (in Kiowa County) in 1924. Kiowa County Historical Society Museum , 320 S. Main, Greensburg (2), 620.723.1125.
Laura Cobb . A Navy nurse, Cobb was stationed in Manila in 1942 when the Japanese captured the island of Luzon. For 37 months she was the chief nurse at the Los Banos prison camp. Mulvane Historical Museum , 300 W. Main, Mulvane (3), 316.777.0506.
Maria De Geer was founder of Scott City and the first woman to be member of the Kansas Bar Association. El Quartelejo Museum , 902 W. 5th, Scott City (4), 620.872.5912.
Learn about Bertha (Bert) Shore, the first woman editor inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame.  Augusta Historical Museum , 303 State, Augusta (5), 316.775.5655.
  • Bank: Watkins’s Museum of History, Lawrence (6); Nekoma Bank Museum, LaCrosse (7).

  • Carnegie Library: Harvey County Historical Museum, Newton (8); Cloud County Historical Museum, Concordia (9); Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Lawrence (6).

  • Church: Woodson County Museum, Yates Center (10); Ellis County Historical Museum, Hays (11).

  • City or county shop: Stanton County Museum (built by WPA), Johnson (12); Historic Adobe Museum, (built by WPA), Ulysses (13).

  • City hall: Ellis Railroad Museum, Ellis (11).

  • Dairy barn: Tonganoxie Museum (14).

  • Grain elevator: Grain Elevator Museum, Grenola (15). 

  • Historic courthouse: Historic Courthouse Museum, Marysville (16); Butterfield Trail Museum, Russell Springs (17); Horace Greeley Museum, Tribune (18); Wichita-Sedgwick County Museum, Wichita (20). 

  • Hospital and home for nurses: Chisholm Trail Museum, Wellington (3); Mitchell County Museum, Beloit (29).

  • Livery stable: Hodgden House Museum, Ellsworth (21).

  • Post office: Smoky Hill Museum, Salina (22), Post Office Oak and Museum, Council Grove (23); Independence Historical Museum, Independence (24).

  • Railroad depot: Historical Museum of Anthony, Anthony (Harper Co.); Martin & Osa J ohnson Museum, Chanute (25); Old Depot Museum, Ottawa (26); Osage County Mining and Railroad Museum, Osage City (27); Parsons (1); Galena Mining & Historical Museum, Galena (28); Great Overland Station, North Topeka (28); LaCrosse (7); Osborne County Historical Museum, Osborne (29).

  • School: Anderson County Museum, Garnett (30); Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka (19); Territorial Capital Museum, Lecompton (6).

  • Sheriff quarters and jail: Nemaha County Museum, Seneca (31); part of Jewell County Museum, Mankato (32); Fossil Station Museum, Russell (33); Wilson County Museum, Fredonia (34). 

  • Telephone office: Cherryvale Historical Museum (24).

  • Well: Big Well Museum, Greensburg (2).
  • 1950s All Electric House Museum, Overland Park (35).

  • Air Museums: Liberal (36), Wichita (20), Coffeyville (24), Combat Air, Topeka (19).

  • Antique auto: Wetmore (31); Mentor (22); Olathe (35). Many excellent auto displays in museums statewide.

  • Barbed Wire Museum, LaCrosse (7). 

  • Cosmosphere, Hutchinson (37).

  • Crispin’s Drug Store Museum, Lincoln (38).

  • C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Leavenworth (14).

  • Deaf Cultural Center (William J. Marra Museum), Olathe (35).

  • Greyhound Hall of Fame, Abilene (39).

  • Harvey House Museum, Florence (40).

  • Jack Wyatt Museum (recognizes the piano tuner!), Kansas City (41).

  • Kansas Firefighters Museum, Wichita (20).

  • Mining: Baxter Springs, (42); Galena (42); Big Brutus at West Mineral (42); Pittsburg (28); Franklin (28); Osage County Mining Museum (27).

  • Motorcycle: Marquette (43), St. Francis (44), Topeka (19), Augusta (5), Olathe (35).

  • Museum of the Kansas National Guard, Topeka (19).

  • National Midget Auto Racing Museum, Belleville (45).

  • National Orphan Train Museum, Concordia (9).

  • Oz Museum, Wamego (46); Land of Ah’s, Liberal (36).

  • Pizza Hut Museum, Wichita (20).

  • Post Rock Museum, LaCrosse (7).

  • Seelye Patent Medicine Museum, Abilene (39).

  • Strataca (Kansas Underground Salt Museum), Hutchinson (37).

  • World War II POW Museum, Concordia (9).
Apologies to all left out due to space restrictions. We reluctantly left out forts, fossils, oil, overland trails, ethnic, military, living history towns, agriculture, bad guys, house museums, famous people homes, photographers, missions, state historic sites, and more. Note: you can find all these places in the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers .
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