WINTER HOURS
  • Mon-Fri
    9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun
    closed
  • Note:
    closed for the month of February

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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Thursday, February 27, 2020

February Buffalo Christian Academy Program: Native American Flags

1:00 pm -
1:50 pm

Students will learn about the function of flags. They will also play a game to learn what makes a good flag

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Monday, March 9, 2020

First Grade Light Program

8:15 am -
11:15 am

First grade students tour the museum to learn about light. As a result, they will see how light is used for

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

First Grade Light Program

8:15 am -
11:15 am

First grade students tour the museum to learn about light. As a result, they will see how light is used for

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February Projects

February 13, 2020

The museum has been closed the month of February for museum projects. Recently we have: Accessioned new artifacts into the collection

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Museum Closed for the Month of February

January 30, 2020

The museum is closed the month of February to the public. We will  be working on collections, exhibits, and maintenance projects

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Results from our Holiday Fundraiser

January 13, 2020

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the support shown to the museum during our fundraising campaign this holiday season. We achieved

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Thank you for visiting the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum website. We welcome you to contact us anytime regarding your experience at our site or if you have any questions about the Museum. Feel free to use the form below.

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