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    9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun
    closed

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, May 20, 2019

School Museum Tour: CPES

1:00 pm -
2:00 pm

Fourth grade students tour the museum and as a result, they experience their regional history through the artifacts and galleries.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wine About History, pt 1

6:00 pm -
7:00 pm

Wine About History is the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum's summer program mini-series.  The third Wednesday of June, July, and August meet

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jim Gatchell: Living History Day

9:00 am -
2:00 pm

Enjoy some amazing activities and crafts at the museum. Also, free admission and refreshments.

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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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Museum Calendar

March 25, 2019

April and May at the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum means school tours and programs! Therefore, as schools schedule with our educator,

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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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