SUMMER HOURS
  • Mon-Sat
    9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
  • Sun
    12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

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, July 22, 2019

Art Museum Mondays: Printing with Nature

10:00 am -
11:00 am

Every Monday in June and July, the museum will be hosting programs and activities geared for children between the ages of

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Art Museum Mondays: The Big Surprise

10:00 am -
11:00 am

Every Monday in June and July, the museum will be hosting programs and activities geared for children between the ages of

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours Day 1

8:30 pm -
10:00 pm

See Buffalo's past come alive at Willow Grove Cemetery. Tour at night and hear spirits talk about their lives. Bring a

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Art Museum Mondays

July 8, 2019

We have had some amazing artists these past few weeks. The kids have learned about chalk art, abstract art, tie-dying, and

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2019 Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours

June 25, 2019

Come get your tickets for the night time 2019 Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours! Attend our special non-walking tours on

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GMA Raffle Fundraiser

June 3, 2019

1873 CATTLEMAN II BRASS REVOLVER .357 Mag. 4.75" Barrel The Uberti® 1873 Cattleman® II Single-Action Revolver is reminiscent of the revolvers

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