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Hometown Teams meets Atchison County sport legends

We will share new local sports stories and photos here through the run of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit in Atchison County.

Don't see a story you think should be here? Or do you have a great Atchison County sports picture - maybe it's just your grandson or granddaughter on the court for the first time - but that's great to you - we know. SHARE IT WITH US - EMAIL - FACEBOOK - or regular mail or drop it by the museum (all our contact info is at the bottom of the page or in the CONTACT US LINK above). We want to see and read your stories of great sports moments or things that happened to you because you took the time to play. We will use them in the museum, on this website or share them on Facebook - so sent them in.

The Lincoln Kittens

Our featured local story in our local companion exhibit - these players represented Atchison and won Kansas State Basketball Championships - but they couldn't play on the same team as their fellow students who were white and they only rarely got to see their names in the newspaper even when the other AHS team was covered every game. Team colors normally means the caps, jerseys or t-shirts we wear that let everyone around us know who we root for or where we went to school. But from 1937-1955 for certain sports team colors had a second meaning - and it was all in black and white.


Next local story - coming soon

We will share at least a couple stories each week - so stop back to see the next story - or send us your sports story and it may wind up here or on the MUSEUM WALL for all to see and read.


Next local story - coming soon

We will share at least a couple stories each week - so stop back to see the next story - or send us your sports story and it may wind up here or on the MUSEUM WALL for all to see and read.

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:
    GoWest@atchisonhistory.org
  • Address:
    Atchison County Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 201
  • 200 S. 10th Street, Santa Fe Depot
    Atchison, KS 66002
    USA