Linn County - Come spend today reliving yesterday

Linn County Historical Museum & Genealogy Library

307 East Park Street, Pleasanton, Kansas 66075

Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; and by appointment

(913) 352-8739     Fax: (913) 352-8739


Click here for a map to the museum

Tour the Linn County Museum and walk through some of the earliest history in Kansas. You will learn about Indians who inhabited this area; early explorers; French traders and trappers; the first lead mine in Kansas; and the Sugar Creek Mission and the Trail of Death of the Potawatomie Indians.

Learn of the years of Border Wars with the Bushwhackers; the tragic story of the Marais Des Cygnes Massacre; and the struggle to create a Free State in the days of Bleeding Kansas.

View displays and maps that depict the Battle of Mine Creek.

You can spend hours viewing displays such as the Old General Store, recreated and filled with thousands of bits of memorabilia.

There's a Print Shop, the old bank teller cage with bullet-proof front, a display on coal mining, and school exhibits.

The Genealogy Library holds records of early settlers, black families, lost towns, military records, cemetery records, and early newspapers.

Walk through the Cox Car Museum and you'll see an old Model T and other classic cars and trucks.

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