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Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits
The main exhibit hall is used by the Historical Society to display revolving exhibits. Topics include close-ups of events, people, and places of Finney County.

The temporary gallery features special exhibits that are changed at least twice a year. Unique exhibits concentrate on the history of the area. Changing exhibits address topics of local and national interest.

Popular displays have covered such topics as:
  • Quilting
  • World War II
  • Cultural diversity
  • Sports and the Dust Bowl
  • German-Russians in Finney County
  • The Fleagle Gange
  • The Waldorf of the Prairies: The Windsor Hotel, 1887-1977

Permanent Exhibits
The Museum Exhibit Hall features three permanent exhibits:
  • Spirit of the Plains - This exhibit portrays the history of the Southwest Kansas plains
  • Take Stock in Finney County - The exhibit showcases the development of the cattle industry in the area, including the beef packing industry and irrigation
  • C.J. "Buffalo" Jones: Last of the Plainsmen - The newest permanent exhibit chronicles the life of Garden City's most flamboyant founding father

Finney County
311 N. Ninth St. | Garden City, Kansas 67846 | Ph. (620) 272-3500 | Fx. (620) 272-3599
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