Gardner Historical Museum, Inc.

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MuseumNon-Profit

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 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)

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204 W. Main St.
207 W. Shawnee St.

Rep/Contact Info

Shirley Brown-VanArsdale
President / Business Membership Chair
Solene Hollingshead
Events Co-Chair
Kim Jeffers
Treasurer
Linda Loyd
Secretary / Website Mgr. / General Membership Chair
Laura McCarthy
Office Manager / Volunteer Coordinator
Nancee Rankin
Vice President / Museum Growth Committee Chair
Tressa Stone
Research Mgr.

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