Located in Humboldt, Kansas, is a collection of the past. The Humboldt Historical Society was formed in 1966, and was dedicated from the first to preserving the area's heritige. Local residents have donated many of the pieces in the exhibits, and we are proud to feature several displays relevant to early life in Humboldt itself.
On the museum grounds sits a one-room schoolhouse, a replica of Fairview School, originally located just East of Humboldt itself. Within are civil records of the area, as well as pictures and society interest pieces from times past. The building is air-conditioned, and administrative tasks are performed here as well by the museum staff.
The main showcase is the museum's turn-of-the-century house. Built between 1867 and 1875, this all-original construction holds many displays and exhibits, and an additional wing attached to it which contains several other collections, including a working textile loom.
The Society is funded not only by the City of Humboldt and Allen County, but most importantly through generous donations and memorials. It is staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers, and the Historical Society strives to maintain a high level of excellence and content on par with much larger establishments.
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