The MISSION is to celebrate the life and work of Gordon, internationally-known photographer, filmmaker, writer & musician; and to use his remarkable life story to teach about artistic creativity, cultural awareness, and the role of diversity in our lives.


Summer ( May 27-Aug 3): M-F 9 am-5 pm; Sat 10 am-2 pm

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2108 S. Horton
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: 800-874-3722

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AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Group Meeting Room
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Gordon Parks Museum/Center for Culture and Diversity, since its establishment in 2004, has hosted speakers and artists from all over the United States and has featured programs throughout the year that have inspired and educated our students and community.

The Center serves as the organizing entity for educational and cultural programs and events that highlight the life, achievements and philosophies of Fort Scott’s native son Gordon Parks.

The Museum is located in the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center and contains memorabilia from Parks’ apartment, many of his collections, and 30 photographs donated by Mr. Parks.

Gordon Parks, who died in March of 2006 at the age of 93, will be remembered for his photography, his films, books, poetry, and music. His legacy is far reaching, and he will be remembered as an icon and a pioneer.

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