Wichita County Historical Society

and the

Museum of the Great Plains



This web site  is for WICHITA COUNTY, Kansas. Not the City of Wichita

Leoti, Wichita County, Kansas
P.O. Box 1561
201 N. 4th St.

Museum Winter Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday 1:00-5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 2:00-5:00PM
Closed Mondays-will open by appointment

Museum Summer Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday 1:00 PM  - 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays-will open by appointment

Our Museum is now completely handicap accessible.
Our new chair lift is in and operational.  There are wheel
chairs available on the first floor and in the basement.  Click
here to see Lois Wiles riding the chair lift down.

More Information about the Museum and Washington-Ames house on our Facebook page

Engraved Brick Fund Raiser for Washington-Ames House project
Click here for information on how to order

   The Washington-Ames House Story
             (background and history of the house)




Luke Short, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Bill Tilghman, Jim Masterson, Pat and Mike Sughrue in a rare documented historic photograph.

Prints, posters, and postcards of this photograph now available.

Click here for complete information.


Officers of the Wichita County Historical Society for the Year 2015

President------------Curt Walk
Vice President-------Arden "Hank" Knobbe
Secretary/Treasurer--Jeanene French
Curator/Archivist----Karen Walk                                                      
Quarterly Editor-----Jeanene French
Board of directors---Ellis Rewerts
                                 Dean Wiegers
                                 Darlene Harkness
Webmaster----------Ellis Rewerts

Photograph page

Stories about the Old Leoti Town in the basement
The Broadway Hotel
The Ol' Coyote Saloon

   Items for Sale in the Museum  

Application for Membership for the Wichita County Historical Society

Memory Table Project Completed-Click here for Information

 Wichita County History Book Volume II 
 Click here  for more info

Selkirk Hand Dug Well and Depot
Click here for more information

Map of Wichita County, Kansas  in 1895

     Maps and Information about Wichita County Cemeteries    

List of other Museums in the State of Kansas 

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Omaha Indian Students visit Wichita County November, 1999.  Click here for More information

A Search for the Greatest Treasures......Our Ancestors

Wichita County Genealogical Society

 Click here to send an email to the museum


 This page last updated 08/28/15