Exhibits

We strive to identify, collect, preserve, interpret and disseminate material and information pertaining to Wyandotte County history in order to assist the public in understanding, appreciating and assisting in the preservation of the heritage of this county.
 






TROWBRIDGE & BARKER GALLERIES
Named for Harry Trowbridge, the founding curator/director of the Wyandotte County Museum in 1955, this gallery showcases his archaeological collections of Native American artifacts. Many of these Hopewell artifacts were discovered in the vicinity of 61st Street and Leavenworth Road, which is now a listed archaeological site on both the Register of Historic Kansas Sites and National Register of Historic Places, 14WY1.

The Barker Gallery looks at the stories of the three immigrant tribes of Wyandotte County; The Shawnee, Delaware and the Wyandot. In the 19th century, these immigrant tribes migrated to the area of present-day Wyandotte County. Highlights of the museum collection on display are a mid-1800s dug-out canoe, the Conley Sisters double-barrel shotgun and the tool chest belonging to James Parr, the first mayor of Wyandotte City (predecessor of Kansas City, KS).




EAST GALLERY
The East Gallery highlights the four Townships of Wyandotte County that were established in the mid-1800s; Wyandotte Township, Quindaro Township, Shawnee Township and Prairie/Delaware Township. The gallery also includes a Kansas City Kansas Fire Department display, artifacts from the World War II NAA-K B25 bomber plant in Fairfax, and a sign form the School of Nursing.

In addition to the museum displays, the galleries have been updated to include hands-on educational stations for kids of all ages!