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  • 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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Ten Years at the Gatchell!

August 15, 2019

This month museum educator Jennifer Romanoski celebrated her ten-year anniversary at the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum! Stop by the museum or

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Wine About History

August 15, 2019

Our last Wine About History for the summer will occur next Wednesday, August 21. Join us on the museum front lawn

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Art Museum Mondays

July 8, 2019

We have had some amazing artists these past few weeks. The kids have learned about chalk art, abstract art, tie-dying, and

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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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