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Prairie Museum of Art & History, Colby

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History Museum Museum
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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  • Very interesting displays inside. Outside are numerous buildings you can step into another era of one room living, one room schooling, the large barn just to name a few. Loved it!  more »
  • I've been to Colby 3 times and the PMAH once. The most interesting feature is probably the building itself which somebody really put some thought into. I'm not an architect but it has a post-modern qu...  more »
  • I visited the museum as part of a museum volunteer group; we were shown the back rooms that are not open to the public. Very interesting  more »
  • Pretty fun and interesting
  • Fantastic museum. A great place to visit. Lots to see - be sure to allow plenty of time. Friendly staff.
  • Great local museum
  • 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.
  • 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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