Wilson County Historical Museum - Fredonia, Kansas
Wilson County Historical Museum in Fredonia, Kansas was founded by the Wilson County Historical Society in 1960. Genealogical researchers benefit from the township notebooks, cemetery records, school records, family histories, county maps, county histories, reference books, and photographs.
The typical local historical collection may be of less interest to people without a connection to Wilson County, but they may still be interested in the building itself. The 1915 building on the courthouse square was originally the Wilson County Jail and Sheriff's residence. The many tiny cells now contain collections of items contributed to the museum.
The Wilson County Historical Museum has recently been upgrading and rotating the exhibits, some of which had not been changed in nearly 60 years. They have also added Saturday hours.
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