SUMMER HOURS (begining Saturday, May 25)
  • 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, June 10, 2019

Art Museum Mondays: Jumpin’ Jackalopes

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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Thursday, June 13, 2019

June Board Meeting

3:00 pm -
4:00 pm

The monthly museum board meeting is open to the public if you wish to attend.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Art Museum Mondays: Totes my Goats

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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New Signage at the Museum

May 24, 2019

We cannot thank Johnson County and the 1% optional tax enough for helping us improve our outdoor signage. Now visitors will

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Art Museum Mondays

May 24, 2019

The museum invites 6 - 13 year old kids to come to our Art Museum Mondays programs. Every Monday throughout June

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How you can help

April 1, 2019

The museum has experienced many successes over the years thanks to the support of people like yourself.  From volunteers who make

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