Chase County Historical Museum & Library
303 Broadway Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Admission: $3 ages 12 and up; Chase County Students admission is free, donations appreciated
Browse two-stories of exhibits at the Chase County Historical Museum, including a schoolroom, military room, dentist’s office, cowboy memorabilia and Victorian artifacts.
The museum has a permanent Knute Rockne exhibit, with artifacts and original pictures from the site of his plane crash in Chase County, Kansas. Knute Rockne, regarded as one the greatest football coaches in American History, and seven other people were killed in the accident. A 1932 Rockne Studebaker was recently added to the museum. Other pictures, data and newspaper accounts of that tragic day are available in the library. Tours to the Rockne crash site can be arranged with advanced notice.
The museum building was built in 1882 from native stone and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was originally Chase County National Bank.