Focusing on the rich agricultural history of northwest Kansas, this new exhibit is now on display in the Prairie Museum's Cooper Barn
Thanks to a successful conclusion of the Barn AID fundraising campaign that recently ended at the Prairie Museum, we are proud to announce this new exhibit has finally taken center stage in the Cooper Barn as a premier interpretation of agriculture, showcasing over 100 years of photos and artifacts. This newly restyled exhibit inlcudes thirty graphic panels that tell about agriculture on the high plains.
Enjoy the World-Class Kuska Collection, including over 28,000 dolls, furniture, clothing, quilts, toys, glass, ceramics, silver, souvenirs, household items, tools, musical instruments, coins, clocks, stamps, guns, minerals and art.
Experience early prairie life in a sod house, a one-room school, a country church and a 1930s farmstead and other exhibits as you discover 24-acres of outdoor exhibits.
Located in Colby on Interstate-70 in between exits 53 and 54 on the high plains of Kansas, the Prairie Museum of Art and History is filled with hands-on activities, historical treasures and much more!
Full of "hands-on" entertainment and family-friendly displays, the Prairie Museum of Art & History continues to attract rave reviews from bloggers, journalists and thousands of other guests every year!
Located in Colby, Kansas, at the "Oasis on the Plains" the Prairie Museum covers 24 acres and is the site of a 1930s farmstead, sod house, one-room school and the Lone Star Church. The Cooper Barn, the largest barn in Kansas, now houses the exhibit "High and Dry: Agriculture on the High Plains" and features farm implements, vehicles and photographs depicting the history of agriculture during the past century.
The cavernous upper level is used for social activities. The main museum building was added in 1988. It is surrounded by a berm of buffalo grass. This unique building houses over 28,000 artifacts collected from around the world by Nellie Kuska, a former Colby resident.
Announcing a new online database for historical records of sod house dwellers, the Prairie Museum is proud to share records collected since 1955 by President and Founder Verney Kear of Sons and Daughters of the Soddies.
Over 1,000 records cataloging the lives of people who were born in, lived in or worked in a sod house have so far been uploaded to the new Past-Perfect Online Database where the records are now proudly available for online access.