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    Fort Leavenworth, KS Museums

    The Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum provides local and and national history of African Americans through exhibits, tours, lectures, and workshops. It houses the very rare, valuable Everhard Black Dignity photo collection of African Americans in Leavenworth from the 1870s to the 1920s.

    The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is dedicated to restoring and showcasing early and antique carousels, with a focus on the works of Charles Wallace Parker who began making carousels in Leavenworth back in 1911. Exhibits include a primitive carousel with wooden horses, complete with real horsehair tails, and 2 of only 16 Parker models left in operation, out of the 1,000 carousels his company produced over the years.

    The National Fred Harvey Museum is the former home of entrepreneur Fred Harvey who created the first chain restaurants along the Santa Fe railroad in the 1870s. This 12-room mansion has been restored to be historically accurate and portrays the lavish way the Harvey family lived at the time.

    Carroll Mansion is the home of the Leavenworth County Historical Society, the county's oldest museum, which strives to preserve and take pride in local history. The mansion is Victorian era, built in 1882, and features era-related antiques, stained glass windows, and one of its prized exhibits, the Miss Everhard Glass Plate Negatives collection. Miss Everhard's photography lives on in this priceless collection of photo negatives and great source for research and family genealogy.

    The Berlin Wall Monument on post at Fort Leavenworth pays tribute to the fallen wall which once divided West and East Berlin. These are three segments of the real Berlin Wall that were given to President Reagan and in turn given to the fort to display.

    The Buffalo Soldier Monument was dedicated in 1992 by General Colin Powell to honor and show pride in the fact that Leavenworth was the home of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, also known famously as the Buffalo Soldiers, one of the first all black regiments authorized by Congress in 1866.

    The First City Museum features many different genres of early frontier artifacts and objects relating to daily life in the Leavenworth area over the years. Displays include Western Union Telegraph items, prison memorabilia, railroad equipment, and much more.

    The Frontier Army Museum collects and shares the history of the Frontier Army (1804-1916) and of Fort Leavenworth from 1827 to present day and is located on post. Collections consist of early horse-drawn wagons, 19th century military artifacts such as vehicles, weapons, and uniforms. Prized pieces include an officer coat worn by General Henry Leavenworth in 1832 and a Curtiss JN4D plane like the one used by General Pershing in his Mexico expedition.

    The Lansing Historical Museum is located within an accurately renovated depot of the former Atchison-Topeka-Santa Fe railroad and tells the story of the Lansing area through historical photos and memorabilia including artifacts from the railroad and Lansing Correctional Facility.

    The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum is the home in which Amelia Earhart was born in 1897. The house, in Atchison, belonged to her grandparents and Amelia and her sister lived primarily with them while their parents traveled until both grandparents died in 1912. Much of the house has been restored, furnished in period pieces, and many rooms are adorned with artifacts and photos related to the first female aviator. The formal dining room features clothes worn on the set of Amelia, a Hollywood movie made about her in 2009.

    The Atchison County Historical Society Museum features a rare gun collection and displays on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which came through Atchison in 1804, and famous aviator Amelia Earhart who was born and raised in Atchison, as well as local history of the town.

    Kansas City:

    The Clendening History of Medicine Library and Museum features 19th and 20th century American medicine with a focus on Kansas medicine and also including a collection of ancient medicine from the Etruscans, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, Japanese and Pre-Columbian civilizations. Located at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the library also features rare manuscripts and books related to medicine and its history.

    Grinter Place Historical Site is the oldest home in Wyandotte County, built in 1857 by Moses Grinter, and his wife Anna, who was a ferry operator on the Kansas River during a time when settlers, traders, and military troops were traveling from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Scott.

    The Old Quindaro Museum seeks to preserve and raise awareness of the historical and cultural importance of the African American Community of Quindaro in relation to Kansas and the entire United States.

    The Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum and Cultural Center is housed within an 1887 Victorian mansion and aims to preserve the heritage of Eastern European people who immigrated to Kansas City in the early 1900s. There are rooms dedicated to each culture which include native clothing, art, toys, jewelry, books, pictures, and dolls among the original mansion furnishings.