Home Page

Calendar of Events

Contact Us

Art Center

Landon Center

Historical Research Center

Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame


Gift Shop

List of links to all Pages

Where we are in Kansas

Follow us on Facebook

Independence Historical Museum & Art Center 8th and Myrtle
PO Box 294
Independence, KS 67301


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission Fee
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Ages 6-18
Free - Ages 5 & Under
Free Active Military

Holiday Hours

Closed on major holidays


Current Events

Community Cultures Exhibit

Part I, II and III have been shown previously.

Following is the last of the series:

Part IV: American Indian. Nov. 2 through Nov 29, 2014

The exhibit will be open Tue-Sat, 10 am to 4 pm. The fees to view the exhibit will be: $5.00 Adult, $3.00 Student, Children, Members & Military are Free. Click here to for the poster.

To view the poster for all four exhibits, click here.

Home Town Teams

The Hometown Teams partner exhibit will feature multiple activities that will enhance the themes of the traveling Smithsonian exhibition and provide an opportunity to engage all ages in baseball events. Click here to read more.

Museum Luncheons

Luncheons are held each month on the second Friday at 12 Noon from September through May. There are only special events during the summer months. Be sure to make reservations each month. The current month's newsletter lists the menu for the day.

If you are not a member yet, click here for a membership form. and enjoy the benfits of being a member.

2014 Craft Fair

The Craft Fair will be held December 6, 2014 form 8AM to 2PM. Click here for an application for a booth.


Wi-FI is now available in the museum for your use. You can research your family history or other research items.. You can bring your own computer, or use one of the computers available. The WIFI and the coffee bar are open during regular business hours.

Art Center

The Art Center is presenting a three day Watercolor workshop.

Be sure to read about all the activities associated with art at the Museum. If you are a professional artist, you can apply for your own art exhibit (subject to approval).

Also check out all the art for sale in the gift shop.

Military Room

For military enthusiasts and history buffs you will find much to see and absorb in our military room. Items on display run the gamut from Civil War days, World War I & II as well as Korea and Vietnam. Military Room Link.

The WW1 exhibit was open from July 28, 2014 to August 10, 2014. Click here to see the poster with information about the exhibit.

A special program was held on August 1 given by Nicholas Murray "The World Map After Armistice". Click here to read about this informative presentation.

Gift Shop

Check out our gift shop. We have many exciting items on display. Gift Shop link.

Fund Raiser

We have a new fund Raiser with Schwans.com. Please use the Campaign ID of 3132 when ordering. The museum will be getting a portion of each sale during the year campaign. A sample order form is here. You can go to www.schwans.com to place your order. Schwans also has an APP which you can download onto your phone, etc. That address is www.schwans.com/app.


The current and prior years' newsletters are available for download at Newsletters.