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Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center-Independence, Kansas
 

Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center makes its home in the 1912 Federal-style building that was, until 1962, the United States Post Office. The building is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Eighth Avenue and West Myrtle Street in Independence, Kansas. It is a one-story hip-roofed, rectangular brick and stone Classical Revival structure located in the central business district. The main façade faces the east and is architecturally divided into seven bays. A three-bay addition was added to the west in 1936. Rooms on the main and lower floors, once used as offices now house exhibits depicting life on the prairie during the 19th and 20th Centuries. The expanded workroom forms the museum's spacious gallery with a large overhead skylight to the west. A mezzanine used as a suite of offices provided a lookout into the gallery for postal inspectors. These rooms now house vintage dining room and barbershop exhibits.

Over 25 exhibits are and a large collection of sculptures and paintings are housed in the building. The museum is accessible via elevated sidewalk from the northwest. Once inside, a modern elevator takes visitors to all three floors of exhibits. The gallery is a popular place for banquets, meetings, receptions, reunions and other gatherings, large or small. A small lighted stage sits in the corner of the gallery. The galley is available for rent.

Contact

➤ LOCATION

123 N 8th Street
Independence KS 67301

☎ CONTACT

museum123@cableone.net
(620) 331-3515

Exhibitions


MUSIC

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ART LITIGATION

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TELEVISION, FILM, & THEATRE

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BUSINESS STRATEGY

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DIGITAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

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FASHION, APPAREL & TEXTILE LAW

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We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke