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 29, 2019

Jim Gatchell: Living History Day

9:00 am -
2:00 pm

Enjoy some amazing activities and crafts at the museum. Also, free admission and refreshments. Featuring Basque dancers, gold panning, blacksmithing, faro

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Art Museum Mondays: Become a Famous Artist

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 8, 2019

Art Museum Mondays: Let’s Make a Mess

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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2019 Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours

June 25, 2019

Come get your tickets for the night time 2019 Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours! Attend our special non-walking tours on

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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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