Rotating Galleries

Schroeder Gallery.  Memories in Miniature

An HO scale model train set which was built by Dale Stewart is featured along with Stewart’s railroad related art spanning the years of his life from Newton High student until his death. Other miniatures include the Grace Hill Church created to celebrate the 125th anniversary of this church located in eastern Harvey County. On loan from Kauffman Museum is a unique set of miniatures of Bethel College campus buildings from the 1920s-30s.
Memories in Miniature opens February 15, 2018; and will be displayed until December 5, 2019.

South Gallery.  Fathers of Invention

The exhibit features inventions from Harvey County residents and beyond.
Fathers of Invention opened Sept 17, 2016; and will be displayed until May 2018.

Retro Corner and Small Space Rotating Exhibits

Rotating Exhibits:

  • Retro Corner:  Up the Beaten Path: Following the Chisholm Trail.
    Opened January 15, 2017.
    During 1871 alone, an estimated 700,000 Texas longhorns were driven from Texas to shipping points in Kansas. The trail drivers and cowboys were involved in “the greatest migration of animals ever known”; dealing with soaking downpours, frustrations with other cowboys, and stubborn cattle.

Permanent Exhibits

  • Harvey County Hall” tells the story of Harvey County, Kansas. Learn about Harvey County Courthouse:  50 Years of Service which features photos, stories and artifacts detailing how county citizens used the courthouse. City Sketches highlights each city (plus the rural areas) in Harvey County.
  • 1873 Kellas School, a restored one room school, is available for exploration.