Gardner Historical Museum, Inc.
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.
- 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)
Whom to Contact
- Shirley Brown-VanArsdalePresident / Business Membership Chair
- Sue GardnerArchives/Acquisitions ChairPhone: 913-856-4447
- Solene HollingsheadEvents Co-Chair
- Kim JeffersTreasurerPhone: (913) 856-1084
- Linda LoydSecretary / Website Mgr. / General Membership Chair
- Laura McCarthyOffice Manager / Volunteer CoordinatorPO Box 442Gardner, KS 66030Phone: 913-856-4447Cell Phone: (913) 314-0819
- Nancee RankinVice President / Museum Growth Committee Chair
- Tressa StoneResearch Mgr.Phone: 913-856-4447
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