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COLLECTIONS

From a horse drawn steam pumper fire engine to police badges and military patches, the collection holdings at the Wyandotte County Museum are vast and varied. The history of Wyandotte County can be viewed in our artifacts highlighted in our permanent exhibition spaces. Our oldest artifacts belong to the Trowbridge collection, originating from the Hopewell culture, over 3000 years ago. We have a vast collection of Native American artifacts as well as county items from individuals, businesses and organizations.

In addition to objects, there is an immense collection of historic photographs, books, journals and other archival materials in the Trowbridge Research Library.

The museum has holdings of over 75,000 artifacts and as is customary with museums, the majority of artifacts are stored for preservation. Due to the large amount of artifacts in our storage spaces, we are limited on additional storage space. If you are interested in donating a Wyandotte County artifact to the museum, please contact staff prior to delivery to ensure that it fits within our collecting mission.

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