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Welcome to the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum has been a part of the Buffalo community since 1900 when Jim Gatchell opened a drugstore. The Buffalo Pharmacy was a stopping place for cowboys, lawmen, settlers, cattle barons, and famous army scouts.

As a trusted friend of the region’s Native Americans, he received many gifts representing the culture including guns, war bonnets, tools, medicine bags, bows, arrows, and clothing.

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Johnson County Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

Receives Highest National Recognition!   

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The Johnson County Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum board of trustees meet on the second Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. at the museum. The meetings are open to the public. Please contact director Sylvia Bruner if you wish to be scheduled on the agenda. Please visit the Johnson County website for past meeting documents.