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“preserving the history of Johnson County”
The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum has been a part of the Buffalo community since 1900 when Jim Gatchell opened a drugstore. The Buffalo Pharmacy was a stopping place for cowboys, lawmen, settlers, cattle barons, and famous army scouts. As a trusted friend of the region’s Native Americans, he received many gifts representing the culture including guns, war bonnets, tools, medicine bags, bows, arrows, and clothing.
Excellent! Extensive! Enriching! Best way to get a flavor of what Buffalo was and is about. We took a lot of notes. Read more
This is a great museum to stop in and see. A lot of Native American history combined with town history. The artifacts are from a personal collection, well displayed and cared for. A huge bonus is... Read more
This museum may seem superficial at first because it is housed in an old building. The fact is, it is a comprehensive and professional quality historical archive. Despite being a museum about Jim... Read more
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum
- Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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