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  • Mon-Fri
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun
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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, November 12, 2020

November 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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Thursday, December 10, 2020

December 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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Shopping at the Gatchell

September 21, 2020

It's never too early to start shopping for the holiday season, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. The Gatchell Museum store has been

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Homeschool Program 2020 – 2021

September 8, 2020

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum brings back our homeschool program for the 2020 - 2021 school season.  September 17, October 16,

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Longmire Author Craig Johnson

September 1, 2020

Museum director Sylvia Bruner interviews Longmire series author Craig Johnson. For fans of the book and television series, Longmire, the year

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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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