Museums

Seven museums in and near Crawford County show how agriculture, mining, railroads, immigration and bootlegging created a region unlike anywhere else in Kansas.

Big Brutus Inc.

Big Brutus Inc.

6509 NW 60th St, West Mineral, KS 66782-0025
(620) 827-6177
bigbrutus.org
World's largest electric shovel honors the region's mining heritage. New exhibit: Original 1920s shovel that inspired design. Admission charged. Hours vary.
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Carona Train Depot & Railroad Museum

Carona Train Depot & Railroad Museum

6769 NW 20th, Scammon, KS 66773
(620) 396-8594
heartlandstrainclub.org
Diverse collection of railroad memorabilia includes actual depots from Carona & nearby Boston, Mo., numerous working rail cars & folk art collectors pieces.
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Catholic Osage Mission & Neosho County Museum

Catholic Osage Mission & Neosho County Museum

203 Washington St, St Paul, KS 66771
(620) 449-2320
acatholicmission.org
A remote Indian Mission, 30 miles west of the Missouri - frontier border, became one the most influential towns in early Kansas and the 4-state region.
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Crawford County Historical Museum

Crawford County Historical Museum

651 U.S. 69, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-1440
crawfordcountymuseum.com
Largest museum in the area. Thousands of pioneer, mining & bootlegging artifacts. Visit authentic one-room school & grocery store. Hosts living history events.
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Girard History Museum

Girard History Museum

300 S Summit St, Girard, KS 66743
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Three buildings on site, including 1888 Episcopal Church with original stained glass windows; on National Registry of Historic Places. Open Tue-Sat 9:00a-3:00p.
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McCune History Museum

509 6th St, McCune, KS 66753
(620) 632-4112
Local museum includes the story of 2 local brothers who played basketball for Phog Allen, won national championships at KU, & both went on to win Olympic gold.
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Miners Hall Museum

Miners Hall Museum

701 S Broadway, Franklin, KS 66735
(620) 347-4220
minershallmuseum.com
Showcasing immigrant & coal mining history, MHM is on the site of the 1921 women's march known as the Amazon Army, which inspired national labor/social reforms.
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