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  • 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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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

First Grade Light Program

9:00 am -
1:10 pm

First grade students tour the museum to learn about light. As a result, they will see how light is used for

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

First Grade Light Program

10:00 am -
1:10 pm

First grade students tour the museum to learn about light. As a result, they will see how light is used for

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

February Homeschool Program: Neighborhoods

2:00 pm -
3:30 pm

Homeschool students will learn about public art. They will also match historic photographs with contemporary images to reveal how their community

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Native American Gallery

January 30, 2019

One of the projects the museum will work on while we are closed in February is our Native American gallery. We

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