The Franklin County Records and Research Center is the Historical Society’s archives facility. Paper and textile artifacts are stored here, and visitors are welcome to research family history in Franklin County, and small town life in the area.


Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., and by appointment.

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

If heavy snow or ice is in the forecast, the Old Depot Museum may close early or not open.

Contact Information

1124 W 7th Street Terrace
Ottawa, KS 66067
Phone: 785-242-1232

Location Type

Site Info

AC / Heating
Group Meeting Room
Research Library
Wheel Chair Accessible

Appointments aren’t required, but an advance call will help the staff determine what materials you will need and get them pulled for viewing.

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