Encounter the Border and Civil War exhibit, Native American exhibit, and the local history of Miami County. Featured August 28th, 2011 in The Kansas City Star newspaper, as one of the top ten "Treasures of the Civil War" exhibits in the Kansas and Missouri areas.
12 E Peoria
Paola, KS 66071
Phone: 913-294-4940 website
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After an extensive year-long research project, the Miami County Historical Museum has emerged as one of the top Border War/Civil War exhibits in Kansas and Missouri. The K. C. Star newspaper listed our museum as one of ten Civil War Treasures of the Kansas and Missouri area. We also feature an extensive Native American exhibit, with complete arrow heads dating back to 10,000 B.c., as well as pottery shards dating 6,500 B.C., all found in Miami County. Our museum is home to the history of John Brown and William Quantrill. John Brown settled in Osawatomie while Quantrill initially settled in Paola as a school teacher, before turning guerrilla. We feature numerous artifacts, including photos, weapons and even an amputation kit from this period. The building our museum is now in was once a turn of the century coffin shop. Check out our collection of wicker coffins.
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