Wilson County Historical Museum
Located on the east side of the Fredonia square, the museum is housed in the former Wilson County Jail and Sheriff's residence built in 1915. The museum houses an eclectic collection of early pioneer artifacts, period clothing, Indian artifacts, and even mastadon bones. It also houses an extensive genealogy section.
420 N. 7th Street
Fredonia, KS 66736
12:00 noon - 4:30 pm
Tuesday - Friday
Ph: (620) 378-3965
The Wilson County Historical Society
The Wilson County Historical Society was first organized in April 1940 but was soon disbanded during World War II. In 1960, a group of citizens interested in establishing a county museum revived the organization. They sponsored the museum and publish a quarterly newsletter. Memberships, open to all, help finance their operation.
The Society's Genealogical Research Library
An active part of the Society is a genealogical chapter. Monthly meetings are held to help members develop research skills. Preservation and publishing of county records are of utmost importance to the group.
The Society's Genealogical Research Library is open to the public during museum hours. It contains a master obituary index extracted from the County's newspapers. Society members have compiled township notebooks, cemetery records, school records, and family histories. Old county maps, county histories, reference books, and photographs are included in museum materials. Researchers traveling to the museum might want to call ahead to make arrangements with the museum volunteers.
For more information contact the museum at (620) 378-3965.
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