Fairview School replica and 1867 stone house at Humboldt Historical Museum
The Humboldt Historical Museum occupies 5 buildings on the west side of Humboldt Kansas.
Tours of the Humboldt Historical Museum complex begin in the 1995 replica of Fairview school. It houses Lewis Howland's iron toy collection, and many old pictures from Allen County. The second building on the tour is a stone house built in 1867, with a 1976 annex that houses several displays about the community, including Monarch Cement and the 50 year old Biblesta - Humboldt's annual bible parade. The older portion of the building is furnished with artifacts from all of the periods the building was used.
The third and fourth buildings at the Humboldt Historical Museum house tools and farm equipment.
The fifth and newest building at the Humboldt Historical Museum is across the street where it appears to have fewer visitors. Which is a shame, since it has the unique items that separates the Humboldt Historical Museum from other museums across Kansas. The building was originally constructed to house an enormous collection of scale model horse drawn circus wagon and stage coach that were carved by Lewis Howland of Iola, Kansas, The building also houses large displays about the two famous baseball players from Humboldt: Walter Johnson & George Sweatt, as well as a license tag collection going back to before the State of Kansas issued tags.
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