Wyandotte County Historical Museum


Rosedale: 150th Anniversary - March 12 - June 26

Rosedale Arch

Fairfax Industrial District 100th Anniversary - July 5 - September 24

Fairfax 100 Anniversary

The Fairfax Industrial District 100th Anniversary exhibit highlights the progression of the district alongside personal memories. It includes familiar and untold stories of people, places, and events in the district. This exhibit is designed to help visitors connect with the place where tens-of-thousands of residents have worked over the past 100 years. Many of the objects and stories on display were shared especially for this exhibit. Visitors will see products made in Fairfax together with items employees saved from their time in Fairfax. Visitors can compare maps of the district, find out how long a company was in business, and look through employee newsletters and newspaper articles. It is a great way for families to connect with their past and we encourage visitors to share their memories connected to the district.

Buchanan's Blunder Utah Expedition Living History Event(PDF, 3MB) - June 25-26, 2022

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To commemorate the 165th anniversary of the Utah Expedition’s organizing, equipping and training at, and the departure from the Fort Leavenworth. Reenactors will join for a high-quality historically accurate living history weekend at the Wyandotte County Museum. Units will portray U.S. Dragoons, artillery, infantry, laundresses, officer’s families, civilian contractors, and local citizens. Visitors can expect to see organization reenactments, training exercises, firing demonstrations, and more. Step back in time and learn about how an expedition came together in the 1850s. 

Saturday, 25 June

Camp open to the public 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9:00 Troop Parades in individual camps 

10:00 Infantry Drill

11:00 Artillery Demo

12:00 Roll Call Dinner (food provided only for reenactors)

1:00 Governor’s Cummings Speech portrayed by Ralph Monaco

2:00 Hispano Capitalistas and the Development of International Trade Along the Santa Fe Trail Presentation in Museum Auditorium by Dr. Gene T. Chávez

2:00 Dragoon Drill

3:00 Artillery Demo

3:30 Evening Parade  

Sunday, 26 June

Camp open to the Public 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

10:00 Artillery Demo  

11:00 Individual unit activities

12:00 Dinner (food provided only for reenactors)

1:00 Inspection, Units Departure for Utah


Camp life activities including laundry, cooking, preparations

Museum exhibits will be open all weekend

Steve Kaighen, an avocational archeologist will share his hobby and collection of U.S. Dragoon items found outside of Ft. Leavenworth - By the Museum Entrance

Hispano Capitalistas and the Development of International Trade Along the Santa Fe Trail(PDF, 114KB) - June 25 2:00 pm

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The Original Kansas City, Kansas  - Opening October 2022

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Department Head

Amy Loch