Banner about the History of Baseball in Independence, Kansas

Baseball Room

As seen in this photo, the significance of Independence baseball history is recognized by the Smithsonian. Visit the Baseball Room to discover more, including Mickey Mantle as an Independence Yankee.

Miss Able, America's First Space Monkey Display at the Independence Historical Museum

Able-Space Monkey

19th Century Country Store Exhibit at the Independence Historical Museum

Country Store

Country stores from long ago were more than just a place to shop. Some were gathering places for local citizens, and many were filled with locally manufactured goods. Visit this room to get a visual understanding of what a trip to the local store was once like.

19th Century Prairie Life Exhibit at Independence Historical Museum

Prairie Life