Hometown Teams

Schedule of Events - Programs and more

June 27 - August 9, 2015

Check back - more details to come - downloadable link (coming soon)

in the Atchison County Historical Society Museum
200 S. 10th Street, Santa Fe Depot
Atchison, KS 66002 • 913-367-6238 for more info • or email us


Sat June 27-- Opening Day of Hometown Teams 5:30-7 pm - Historical Society Members only evening

Sun June 28--

Tues June 30- Hometown Teaming Opening Gala - 5-6:30 pm - Chamber After Hours in the museum

Thur July 2 - open until 7 pm

Sat July 4 - Independence Day noon - 4 pm

Sun July 5--

Thur July 9-- evening hours - 6:30 pm - special program - “The Monarchs in our Hometown” Phil S. Dixon- baseball historian

Sat July 11--

Sun July 12-- 4 pm special program - “Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game” Mike Zogry - KU Director of Indigenous Studies/Assoc. Prof Religious Studies/HTT Tour Scholar

Thur July 16 - open until 7 pm

Fri July 17--

Sat July 18-- special museum activies for Amelia Festival - open until 8 pm- STAY COOL BEFORE HEADING TO THE FIREWORKS

Sun July 19--

Tues July 21 - special evening program - 6:30 pm “The Forgotten Jayhawk: John McLendon” - connects to Lincoln School Kittens - by Milton Katz - prof. of humanities KCArt Institute.

Thur July 23 - -pending - we hope to host CHIC DOWNING DAY - honoring latest Atchison County to be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame - EVENING HOURS - 6:30 pm - special evening program- “Athletic Cathederals of Kansas” program by Jordon Poland - KS Sports Hall of Fame.

Sat July 25 -Muscotah, KS OldTime Baseball Game- noon Topeka Westerns v. Lincoln Olympic Vintage Baseball Club

Sun July 26--

Wed July 29--

Thur July 30-- open until 7 pm

Sat Aug 1--

Sun Aug 2--

Aug 4-8- Hometown Teams at Atch. County Fair

Sun Aug 9-- FINAL DAY-Hometown Teams


royals logo - after date- Royals game on the radio in museum


Hometown sports are more than just game - they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans.

"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can suceed three times out of 10 and be considered a good preformer."

Ted Williams

Our love of sports begins in our hometowns. We play on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. Win or lose, we yearn to compete and play another day. If we're not playing sports, we're watching - from the stands rooting on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal.

About the Atchison County Historical Society

Established in 1967, the first museum was opened in 1968. The Society moved into the current museum, the 1880 Santa Fe Depot, in 1989. We host quarterly evening adult education programs and sponsor K-12 programming, including the monthly Pioneer Club for 4th-7th grade students.

The Atchison County Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in the State of Kansas.

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About Independence Creek: Lewis & Clark Historic Site

Open Sunrise to Sunset year round. Located 5 miles north of Atchison's Main Street this site may be reached by car or by hiking/biking trail. The 13.5 acre site has reestablished the prairie as seen by the Corps of Discovery and encompasses a stretch of Independence Creek referred to by Captain William Clark in his July 4, 1804 journal entry. A pedestrian bridge completes the 5-mile trail link to the Atchison Riverfront. A re-creation of a 1724-1804 era Kanza Indian Earthlodge interprets the Kanza habitation of this location.

Physical location:

19917 314th Road, Atchison, KS

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Museum Hours & Admission

Summer Hours:

9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday

noon to 5 pm Sundays

Winter Hours: (November - March)

9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday

10 am to 4 pm Saturdays

noon to 4 pm Sundays (closed Jan & Feb)

Open to the public 350 days a year - closed: New Years, Sundays in January and February, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year's Eve.

Museum admission is by donation - requested donations $2-adults, $1-children, $1.50-seniors, $5-family.

Contact us for Group Tours booking, rates and details.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (913) 367 6238
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Atchison County Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 201
  • 200 S. 10th Street, Santa Fe Depot
    Atchison, KS 66002