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Gardner Historical Museum, Inc.

  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
204 W. Main St. (Foster House, built 1893)
207 W. Shawnee St. (Bray House, built 1952)
Gardner, KS 66030
913-856-4447
Hours:
Museum: Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue: 1-4pm; Fri (except winter): 4-7pm
Bray House: Sat, Tues, Wed: 1-4pm

About Us

The original Museum, a 2-story Victorian house built for Herman B. Foster in 1893, was purchased in 2002 and renovated with financial assistance in the form of a grant from the Johnson County Heritage read more
  • About

    The original Museum, a 2-story Victorian house built for Herman B. Foster in 1893, was purchased in 2002 and renovated with financial assistance in the form of a grant from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund. The grand opening was held in 2003. It also includes a chicken house that was opened to the public at a later date.

    In 2010, the house directly behind the Museum was purchased, renovated and opened to the public in 2011. Built in 1952 for Bob & Doris Bray, it is reminiscent of the 1950's and 1960's. It houses our research materials, including family histories, school history and Olathe Naval Air Station history & memorabilia. It also provides administrative offices and storage.

  • Highlights

    • Winter Hours are now in effect. During the Daylight Savings Time change, we will not be open on Friday evenings.
    • Holiday Closure: From December 15 through January 1. Call for special tour.
    • Museum Souvenirs make great gifts! (Books, military, stocking stuffers)
  • Media

  • Whom to Contact

    • Shirley Brown-VanArsdale
      President / Business Membership Chair
    • Sue Gardner
      Archives/Acquisitions Chair
      Phone: 913-856-4447
    • Solene Hollingshead
      Events Co-Chair
    • Kim Jeffers
      Treasurer
      Phone: (913) 856-1084
    • Linda Loyd
      Secretary / Website Mgr. / General Membership Chair
    • Laura McCarthy
      Office Manager / Volunteer Coordinator
      PO Box 442
      Gardner, KS 66030
      Phone: 913-856-4447
      Cell Phone: (913) 314-0819
    • Nancee Rankin
      Vice President / Museum Growth Committee Chair
    • Tressa Stone
      Research Mgr.
      Phone: 913-856-4447
  • Directions

    I-35 south to Gardner Exit 207, turn (right) north on Gardner Road, drive approximately 2 miles to Main Street, turn (left) west on Main Street, travel 1 block, 204 W. Main Street, north side of road