General Funston Boyhood Home and Museum, Iola – Kansas Tuesdays January 28, 2020

In continuing my northeast journey through Kansas, I saw Iola in Allen County, Kansas. My mother’s paternal line has some roots in the area with my great-grandmother, her sons, and my great-grandfather’s brother and his family living in this area at different points in time. As usual, I do my things to see and do in Iola and came across General Funston Boyhood Home and Museum – https://www.cityofiola.com/216/General-Funston-Boyhood-Home-MuseumI was not familiar with General Frederick “Fighting Fred” Funston and decided this would be a great Kansas Tuesdays post. He fought in the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Philippine–American War. President Wilson considered him in early 1917 to lead any future American Expeditionary Force (AEF) should America join World War I, but the general died before the appointment was made.

Official Website: https://allencountyhistory.weebly.com/funston-boyhood-home–visitors-center.html

Hours:

TOURS:
Tuesday – Saturday
May – October: 12:30 – 4:00;
November – April: 2:00 – 4:00

Address: 14 South Washington, Iola, KS

Phone: (620) 365-3051

360 Wichita: No listing located https://www.360wichita.com/

Abandoned Playgrounds: No listing located https://abandonedplaygrounds.com/

Atlas Obscura: No listing located https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Big Kansas Road Trip (mostly Brown, Doniphan, and Nemaha Counties): No listing located – https://bigkansasroadtrip.com/

BillionGraves: https://billiongraves.com/burial-record/FREDERICK-FUNSTON/237346

CMOHS: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2223/funston-frederick.php

Facebook (website, search, or blog page): https://www.facebook.com/allencountyhistory (Allen County Historical Society Facebook page which manages the Museum)

Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3527372/frederick-funston

Flickr: No listing located https://www.flickr.com/

Foursquare: No listing located https://foursquare.com/

Four States Homepage: No listing located https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/

Get Rural Kansas: No listing located http://getruralkansas.org

Gluseum: https://www.gluseum.com/US/Iola/100871543291123/Major-General-Frederick-Funston-Boyhood-Home-and-Museum and https://www.gluseum.com/US/Iola/188659781146434/Allen-County-Historical-Society%2C-Inc.

Google Maps: Google Maps, Iola, Kansas (Historical Society on the southwest corner with Museum to the north; Street View available)

Historical Marker Database: https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=53285

https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=53285

https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=94956

https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=83656

Inspirock: No listing located https://www.inspirock.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1034679614/allen-county-historical-society-inc/ Nothing for the museum

Kansas GenWeb: http://www.ksgenweb.org/allen/index.html/ Not seeing anything

Kansas Historical Society: https://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-historical-markers/14999#a and

https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/frederick-funston/12060

Kansas Hometown Locator: https://kansas.hometownlocator.com/nearby/place-details,z,66749,p,funston%20historical%20home%20%26%20museum,i,8409ysps-9c90a60079a04fcda87659f335ed428d.cfm

Kansas Living Magazine: No listing located https://kansaslivingmagazine.com/

KansasSampler.org: No listing located https://www.kansassampler.org/

Kansas Transportation: No listing located https://kansastransportation.blogspot.com/

Kansas Travel.org: No listing located http://www.kansastravel.org/

KS History Group D: No listing located https://kshistorygroupd.wordpress.com/

Legends of America: No listing located https://www.legendsofamerica.com/

Legends of Kansas: No listing located https://www.legendsofamerica.com/

NextDoor.com: No listing located https://nextdoor.com/

Only In Your State: No listing located https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/

Pinterest: No listing located https://www.pinterest.com/

Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located https://roadsandkingdoms.com/

Roadside America: No listing located https://www.roadsideamerica.com/

Road Trippers: No listing located https://maps.roadtrippers.com/

Silly America: no listing located, but very few Kansas listings to begin with https://sillyamerica.com/

Southeast Kansas Living: No listing located http://www.sekliving.com/

Spaces Archives: No listing located http://spacesarchives.org/

Travel Kansas: https://www.travelks.com/listing/major-general-frederick-funstons-boyhood-home-and-museum/2795/

Trip Advisor: No listing located https://www.tripadvisor.com/

Tumblr: No listing located https://www.tumblr.com/

Twitch channel or search: No listing located https://www.twitch.tv/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllenCoMuseum

Vimeo channel or search: https://vimeo.com/ (No videos located)

Waymarking: Several listings located https://www.waymarking.com/wm/search.aspx?f=1&lat=37.92448&lon=-95.39998&t=3&id=Iola+KS&st=2

https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm8Y92_General_Frederick_Funston_Iola_Kansas

https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wmJ7EN_Boyhood_Home_of_General_Funston

https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm10DT5_General_Frederick_Funston_Iola_KS

https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm8Y90_Boyhood_Home_of_General_Funston_Iola_Kansas

Western Vista Historic Byways: No listing located http://www.westernvistashistoricbyway.com/

Wikipedia: no listing located for the museum, but one for the general https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Funston, and mentioned with link to website on  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Kansas

Yelp: No listing located https://www.yelp.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=General+Funston+Boyhood+Home+Museum (numerous videos found)

Past Kansas Tuesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kansas-tuesdays/

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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