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Welcome to the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

In the spring of 1900, Pharmacist Theodore James Gatchell, better known as Jim, opened the first drugstore in Johnson County. The Buffalo Pharmacy became a popular stopping place for cowboys, lawmen, settlers, cattle barons, and famous Army scouts.

Jim became a trusted friend to the region’s Native Americans, local residents, and those that passed through town. Many of those that befriended Jim brought him several gifts over the years. From guns to medicine bags, bow and arrows to clothing, those gifts now help tell Jim’s incredible story inside the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

April Community Speaks

9:00 am -
9:30 am

Museum staff will speak at 9 a.m. on KBBS 1450's Community Speaks. Hear what is happening at the museum.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

School Program: Tornadoes!

12:15 pm -
1:30 pm

All things tornadoes with kindergarten students! Types, changes between F1 and F5, and more.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

April Board Meeting

3:00 pm -
4:00 pm

The public is welcome to attend the Governing Board's April meeting. They meet at 3 p.m.

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February Tasks

March 12, 2019

Thank you for your patience while the museum closed in February to the public. We wanted time to complete some projects

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Native American Gallery

January 30, 2019

One of the projects the museum will work on while we are closed in February is our Native American gallery. We

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