Chase County Historical Museum and Library-closed to visitors (updated 5/12/2020)

Chase County Historical Museum & Library
303 Broadway Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845
620-273-8500

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Admission is free, donations appreciated!

Browse two buildings with two-stories of exhibits, 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.

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.

Open~Closed~Canceled

updated 6/5/2020 PLEASE CONTACT ANY BUSINESS OR PLACE YOU PLAN TO VISIT! Many places in Chase County have made changes to the way they do business by orders and recommendations from State, Local & Federal agencies. Please contact the business or place you plan to visit to find out how this change concerns your visit!…

2020 River Suite Canceled

With deep consideration the board of directors of the Chase County Chamber of Commerce has canceled this event.

Support Local Businesses in this time of adversity!

Support Local Businesses in this time of adversity!

Please contact individual businesses for a variety of options for eating, groceries or other merchandise. Many businesses are busy behind the scenes filling the needs of our community. If you have a need or are able to offer help reach out to us, please. Above all, stay home!

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