County Historical Museum
208 South Ninnescah
Pratt, Kansas 67124
(620) 672 7874
Monday - Friday: 1PM - 4PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1PM -
Pratt County Historical
Pratt County Historical Museum - Pratt, Kansas
The Pratt County Historical Museum in Pratt,
Kansas is one of the largest and best curated history museums in Kansas.
It is surprising that this museum is not more well known. The building
was once a lumberyard and there are 24,000 sq. ft of well done exhibits
with much better labeling and explanations of the artifacts than we often
find at historical museums.
We think that most visitors will want to spend more than
an hour and some people will want to spend 2 or 3 hours. As you circle
through the large building, there is gallery after gallery, many of which
offer as much as an entire museum somewhere else.
One of the largest exhibits is unique to the Pratt County
Historical Museum. Pratt has hosted the Miss Kansas (America) Pageant since
1955 and the museum has multiple exhibits devoted to the Miss Kansas Pageant.
Although most of the museum consists of permanent exhibits,
the Susan H. Hess Memorial Room features the talents and collections of
Pratt County residents. It changes throughout the year.
Gallery 1 has a covered wagon surrounded by toys, typewriters, guns,
quilts and many other items.
One of the newest galleries in the museum, the Hartman Gallery displays
Native American artifacts which
were collected by Jon Hartman. The collection focuses on Plains Indians
and includes some items from
Pratt County, as well as ivory tools and art from Alaska.
Pratt County Court Room furniture which was replaced in 1968. The mannequin
represents the Honorable Judge Clarence E. Renner.
East Gallery - Farm implements, machines and an adobe house.
Equipment for making brooms from a variety of sorghum called broomcorn.
Barbed wire exhibit in the North Galley
Fire House recreation on "Main Street"
Gallery 4 is devoted to the Miss Kansas Pageant, which is held each
year in Pratt.
Main floor layout
Pratt County Historical Museum Map
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