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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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Jim Gatchell: Living History Day

9:00 am -
2:00 pm

Jim Gatchell's Living History Day will occur on Saturday June 26, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the museum. A

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Art Museum Mondays: Love Your Selfie

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 5, 2021

Art Museum Mondays: Go Fly a Kite

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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Wine About History: Connecting the Past, Present, and Future Through Big Game Migration

May 24, 2021

We are excited to announce that "Wine About History" is coming back this summer for the months of June, July, and

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“Dinner for Eight” at the Historic HF Bar Ranch

May 10, 2021

The Gatchell Museum Association is raffling a "Dinner for Eight" at the Historic HF Bar Ranch. Tickets are $25 or 5

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Centennial Ranches of Johnson County Videos are Live

April 26, 2021

Thank you to all you sponsored, attended, and shared the news of our Centennial Ranches of Johnson County Virtual Conference. The

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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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