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, 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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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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Monday, June 24, 2019

Art Museum Mondays: Paint and Plant

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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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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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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