Prairie Museum of Art & History, Colby

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The Thomas County Historical Society, organized in 1959, first opened its doors in 1975 and continues to govern the Prairie Museum of Art and History.

The new Prairie Museum of Art and History building, completed in 1988, attracts both residents and visitors from from all over the world. The 22,500 sq. ft. main museum building houses area history exhibits on the High Plains of Kansas as well as the Kuska Collections.

The Thomas County Historical Society is also the repository for Thomas County history and the archives contain a conservative estimate of over 60,000 images and documents pertaining to local history.
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  • September 13, 2017
    We enjoyed an afternoon at this museum. There are very interesting historical displays. Fine exhibits from a benefactor. There are out building you can go into. A church, an old home, and the largest ...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    We were pleasantly surprised by this museum. It was really a gem. With excellent displays inside the main building and several out buildings to visit, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours in ...  more »
  • August 24, 2017
    We stopped in Colby for the night in our RV. I saw the sign for the museum and was hooked. I love museums and my husband goes along to please me. We parked our RV and spent at least an hour in the mus...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Pretty fun and interesting
  • October 5, 2015
    Fantastic museum. A great place to visit. Lots to see - be sure to allow plenty of time. Friendly staff.
  • October 26, 2016
    Great local museum
  • March 30, 2015
    Signs pointed us in the wrong direction. After spending 15 minutes driving all over town, we finally found the museum only to see a closed sign despite it only being 3:30PM. This museum is not worth your time.
  • January 5, 2012
    Needs the operation days and hours, also what exhibits are shown inside. Information on the projects being worked on and how people can get involved. What is on the property outside to come see.

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