Ottawa County Historical Museum, Minneapolis – Kansas Tuesdays February 25, 2020

I continued heading westward for this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post.  I went with Minneapolis in Ottawa County as an initial point. I chose Ottawa County Historical Museum as this week’s post – Will be interesting to see what I can find about the museum. The museum includes a large collection about George Washington Carver who lived there for several years. As it’s Black History Month, I thought this was a good choice for this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post. It also fits with my earlier Gif vs. Jif post today and my next post that is a re-blog about George Washington Carver.

A large corner of the Ottawa County Museum is filled with exhibits about George Washington Carver, who lived in Minneapolis for several years as a boy. I particularly enjoyed listening to a recording of Carver from shortly before his death. His voice was high pitched, and I would have guessed that it was a woman speaking.

Other exhibits of particular interest include Silvisaurus condrayi, a Kansas dinosaur with many fossils in Ottawa County, and the story of Grace Bedell and the letter she sent to Presidential candidate Abe Lincoln suggesting that he grow a beard.

Website:  official website on Wikipedia is no longer used by the museum. Wayback Machine to the rescue – At some point in 2018, the website was taken over by an Asian company. As of today, it’s for sale on

The Ottawa County Historical Museum, in Minneapolis, Kansas, is located at 110 South Concord Street. Hours open are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Visitors are welcome.  There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted.


360 Wichita: No listing located

Abandoned Playgrounds: No listing located

Atlas Obscura: No listing located

Big Kansas Road Trip (mostly Brown, Doniphan, and Nemaha Counties): mentioned – (no listing located)

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Kansas Historical Society:

Kansas Hometown Locator:,z,67436,p,ottawa%20county%20historical%20museum,i,8409yfw8-1ec6f428bbec4ee0a0a28f83075bf82c.cfm

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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
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5 Responses to Ottawa County Historical Museum, Minneapolis – Kansas Tuesdays February 25, 2020

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    With this virus situation I realize I miss visiting Museums

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