Winter Hours
  • Mon - Fri
    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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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Gatchell Museum Association’s Fall Gathering

6:00 pm -
9:00 pm

Sheriff Red Angus is rounding up his posse for the Gatchell Museum Association Fall Gathering. Meet at the Red Angus Saloon

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Columbus Day/Ingenious People’s Day

9:00 am -
4:00 pm

The museum and offices are closed on Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day.  Come see us tomorrow at our winter hours, 9 a.m.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

October Board Meeting

3:00 pm -
4:00 pm

The monthly museum board meeting is open to the public if you wish to attend.

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Wine About History is this week

July 19, 2021

Stop by and enjoy our July Wine About History program this Wednesday July 21. Bring your own beverage and chair from

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2021 Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours

June 28, 2021

Our tours are live! See our cast list and support the museum by attending these amazing and educational nighttime tours. Offering

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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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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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