Exhibits tell the story of Native Americans, early explorers and Linn County’s role in the Border Wars.
Take a tour through the Linn County Museum and view some of the earliest history in Kansas. You will learn about the Indians who inhabited the area; explorers; French traders and trappers; and the first lead mine in the state of Kansas. You’ll also learn about the Sugar Creek Mission, the Trail of Death, and the Potawatomie Indians.
Take a stroll back to the years of the Border Wars and learn about the Bushwhackers. Learn of the tragic story of the Marais des Cygnes Massacre; and the fight to have a Free State during the days of Bleeding Kansas. In the museum you will learn about the Battle of Mine Creek through displays and maps that depict the battle.
Ola May Earnest, Director of the Linn County Museum, has put together one of the most comprehensive and extensive collections of memorabilia documenting Pleasanton. A walk through the museum will give you an opportunity to appreciate the rich history of our founding families. With authentic attire from such organizations as The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a bank front, toys and cars, there is a piece of history each member of the family will find captivating.
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