Palmyra Post Office and Old Castle Museum - Baldwin City, Kansas
The 1858 Old Castle Museum in Baldwin City, Kansas is in the first building which was built at Baker University. The museum focuses on the history of Kansas, the Methodist Church, and Baker University.
On one side of the museum is a replica of the Kibbee Cabin. The original cabin was where a group of Methodist ministers gathered and decided to form a college in Palmyra, Kansas, which later became Baldwin City.
On the other side of the museum, is the building which housed Blood’s Grocery and the post office in Palmyra, Kansas from 1857-1862. It was a stop on the Santa Fe Trail. The building was relocated several times over the years and moved to a different location on the Baker University campus in 1976. It was moved to its present location in the 1980s to make room for the Sports Complex.
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