Wichita County Historical Society
Museum of the Great Plains
This web site is for WICHITA COUNTY, Kansas. Not the City of Wichita
Leoti, Wichita County, Kansas
P.O. Box 1561
201 N. 4th St.
Tuesday thru Friday 1:00-5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 2:00-5:00PM
Closed Mondays-will open by appointment
Our main Museum building is handicap accessible.
A chair lift is available to access the basement. There are wheel chairs available on the first floor and in the basement.
Museum (main building) collections include: 36-star American flag with an Abraham Lincoln connection, old general store, Western history, fossils, saddles, extensive military from Civil War to Desert Storm, military paintings, toys, wedding, musical instruments, dental, glassware, quilts, and an “Old Town” Leoti, and much more.
1892 Washington Ames Victorian Home
Engraved Brick Fund Raiser for our Railroad and Pioneer Expansion project
Luke Short, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Bill Tilghman, Jim Masterson, Pat and Mike Sughrue in a rare documented historic photograph.
Prints, posters, and postcards of this photograph available.
Officers of the Wichita County Historical Society for the Year 2015
Vice President-------David Braandt
Quarterly Editor-----Jeanene French
Board of directors-–Darlene Harkness
Stories about the Old Leoti Town in the basement
Wichita County History Book Volume II
Selkirk Hand Dug Well
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A Search for the Greatest Treasures......Our Ancestors
This page last updated 03-01-2023
Leoti City vs. Coronado
Politics, The Press, Voter Fraud, and Shell Corporations.
Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Doc Holiday, and Wild West Gunmen.
Hatred, Lies, and Murder.
American’s bloodiest county seat battle happened in Wichita County, Kansas in 1887 as two fledgling towns raced for a winner-takes-all election. Told through the eyes of competing newspaper editors, But The Blood reveals that there are always two sides to every story. But who was really in the right? How far would each side go to win? And, in the end, what would victory cost?
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