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Friday, January 09, 2015
Winter Hours: (January through March) Saturdays 10am - 5pm Sundays 1pm - 5pm.... More
2015 Pioneer Days
Friday, November 20, 2015
Nov 20th and 21st, 2015 Annual Pioneer Days featuring historic buildings, Native American museum, cowboys, Terry's Texas Rangers re-enactors, Native.... More
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Big Bear Native American Museum Now Open
12/01/15
The Big Bear Native American Museum opened November 15, 2014 featuring a collection of Native American artifacts donated by Leonard “Big Bear” Beal. Additional artifacts supplement his collection to provide a complete overview of Native Americans in North America from their arrival over 13,000 years ago to the present. Displays feature a wide variety of artifacts including not only projectile.... Read More
2015 History of Wardville
11/20/15
JOHNSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE The log structure at Wardville is the first courthouse in Johnson County constructed with logs drifted down the Nolan River in 1855 for a cost of $49.00. The courthouse remained at Wardville for two years until it was moved to the new county seat at Buchanan. During the War of Northern Aggression the courthouse was sold to.... Read More
2015 Johnson County Herb Society monthly meetings at the museum
01/02/15
The Johnson County Herb Society promotes the education and instruction of herbs through meetings, workshops and special events. We learn about the propagation, cultivation, crafting, history, folklore and use of herbs. (We do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe herbs.) No Member Dues. We ask only that you participate 3 times a year. We encourage visitors to join us for all.... Read More
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Precinct 1 Commissioner
Feeder trails from Hillsboro and points east arrived here. Often the main trail north to the Kansas railhead would become overcrowded spreading several miles wide. At this point, the trail boss would send his most experienced rider ahead to pick.... Read More
Did you know?
Scot-Cherokee trader Jesse Chisholm first marked the famous Chisholm Trail in 1864 for his wagons. It started at the confluence of the Little and Big Arkansas rivers and went to Jesse Chisholm's trading post, southwest of present day Oklahoma City.

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