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Located in Humboldt, Kansas, is a collection of the past. The Humboldt Historical Society was formed in 1966 and was dedicated from the first to preserving the area's heritage. Local residents have donated many of the pieces in the exhibits and we are proud to feature several displays relevant to early life in Humboldt itself.


On the museum grounds sits a one-room schoolhouse, a replica of Fairview School, originally located just east of Humboldt itself. Within are civil records of the area, as well as pictures and society intererst pieces from times past. The main showcase is the museum's turn-of-the-century house. Built between 1867 and 1875, this all original construction holds many displays and exhibits. .

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A deep appreciation for antiques and years of collecting is why Harvey and Velma Orcutt opened up a museum that they gave free tours to. Volunteers with a common goal of preserving the history of Humboldt has built on that passion by coordinating old time baseball games, gaining a non-profit status and most notably getting the Smithsonian to partner with Humboldt around the history of baseball that is deeply grounded in Humboldt.

622 Bridge St. 

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Master Cabinetmaker and local talent, Pat Haire operates a fully functional 19th century woodshop and working museum. Come in for a tour and a demonstration that will take your breath away. While you are in there, notice his eclectic and one of kind Kansas prairie grasslands art pieces.

118 S. 8th

Website history civil war walking trail.

Self-guided 12-site Civil War Tour is related to the 1861 Raid and Burning of Humboldt by Confederates. Stone and etched marble markers are located throughout the town. A Civil War Monument on the northwest corner of the City Square bears an etched marble mural of the 12 sites. 

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