Geary County Historical Museum

The Geary County Historical Museum, Library and archives house an extensive collection of vintage photographs, including the works of JJ Pennell, newspapers dating from the Civil War and Geary County's genealogical records.
A large limestone building
You can step back in time and experience a Main Street based on shops from the Junction City historic downtown. See a Tack Room, Parlor and Kitchen, and hand grind your own coffee beans! See and hear the artistry of local American Indian tribes and those across the plains. Practice Morse Code by trying the telegraph at an authentic Union Pacific Depot! You can research your history with assistance from staff at the museum.

The auditorium is different every time! This room rotates with the seasons and is perfect for your next party.

Admission is free!


A "Main Street" gallery was completed in 1993 and contains six businesses typical of the early 1900s, featuring many artifacts that were used in early Junction City stores. Artistic and accurate clothing exhibits, a Victorian-era parlor and a Kansas farm kitchen of the 1920s are just some of the unique displays.

The educational, interactive segments of the Plains Indian artifacts and pioneer farm implements displays are also very popular with visitors. After the renovation of the top floor was completed, a full-scale, country schoolroom and a Union Pacific depot ticket office and waiting room were opened.