The Finney County Historical Museum, located at 403 S. Fourth in Garden City’s Finnup Park and operated by the Finney County Historical Society, provides long-term and temporary exhibitions that draw visitors interested in the social, cultural and natural history of Southwest Kansas. Open 1-5 p.m. seven days weekly all winter, plus 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays all summer, the museum features permanent exhibits including Spirit of the Plains, Take Stock in Finney County and others, such as C.J. Buffalo Jones — Last of the Plainsmen. Admission is free.
The museum also includes the historic William D. and Luticia Fulton House, dating to 1884; the 19th Century Pleasant Valley School; the Leola Howard Blanchard Research Library; a meeting room available for public booking; a unique museum gift shop and a collection of artifacts estimated at 100,000 in number. The FCHS sponsors numerous events throughout the year and operates a fast-growing education outreach program. Information is available at 620-272-3664, via Facebook or under the Departments heading at www.finneycounty.org.
Mon-Sun : 1 – 5pm
Mon-Sat : 10am – 5pm
Sun : 1 – 5pm