I chose to look in Franklin County, Kansas for this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post. I went with the Old Depot Museum, Ottawa – https://www.olddepotmuseum.org/. It may have restrictions due to COVID-19. Run by the Franklin County Historical Society. When I did search for Ottawa, Kansas in earlier posts, I didn’t see anything in my search. However, by the time I did a Twitter search, I saw where I posted about it last October Old Depot Museum, Ottawa – Kansas Tuesdays October 13, 2020.
Decided to re-post it as it is an interesting museum. Some things have changed since the earlier post like hours as they used to be open Tuesdays and hours for the days they were open are similar to Saturday hours last year. The exception was Sunday which follows the same hours from 2020. I also found a vimeo that I didn’t see last time.
Official website: https://www.olddepotmuseum.org/; section about the Old Depot Museum: https://www.olddepotmuseum.org/historical-sites/old-depot-museum/
Old Depot Museum
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED. We will accommodate walk-ins if we have openings. Group sizes will be limited to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Visitors may be asked to wait outside briefly to ensure safe social distancing between groups. All visitors must wear masks. Call (785) 242-1250 to make an appointment. Please note: hours and restrictions may change per state, county, and city mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CLOSED on these 2020 holidays: Annual Meeting Day (January 31), Easter (April 4), Independence Day (July 4), Thanksgiving Day (November 25), Black Friday (November 26), Christmas Eve (December 24), Christmas Day (December 25), New Year’s Eve (December 31, and New Year’s Day (January 1)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, admission to the museum is free; donations are appreciated.
REGULAR ADMISSION FEES:
Seniors 55+: $4
Students (of any age): $2
Franklin County Historical Society Members: Free
Active Military Personnel and their families: Free Armed Forces Day (May 16) through Labor Day (September 7) as part of the Blue Star Museum program
Franklin County Free Days: Admission is free to all Franklin County residents on the second Sunday of each month
Group Rates: $4 per person. Available for parties of 10 or more with an advanced reservation.
One-Room School Program: Click here for rates and programming details.
135 W TECUMSEH ST, OTTAWA, KS 66067
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/
Facebook (website, search, or blog page): https://www.facebook.com/olddepotmuseum
Foursquare: No listing located https://foursquare.com/
Four States Homepage: No listing located https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/
Google Maps: Google Maps Ottawa, Kansas (Street View available)
Historical Marker Database: https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=46884
Kansas GenWeb: No listing located http://www.ksgenweb.org/
Kansas Historical Society: link to the museum https://www.kshs.org/index.php?url=km/items/view/219773
Kansas Living Magazine: No listing located https://kansaslivingmagazine.com/
KansasSampler.org: No listing located https://kansassampler.org/
Kansas Transportation: No listing located http://kansastransportation.blogspot.com/
Kansas Travel.org: http://www.kansastravel.org/ottawamuseum.htm
KS History Group D: No listing located https://kshistorygroupd.wordpress.com/
Legends of America: No listing located https://www.legendsofamerica.com/
Legends of Kansas: https://www.legendsofamerica.com/
National Register of Historic Places: https://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?in=059-4270-00084
NextDoor.com: No listing located
Only In Your State: No listing located https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/
Pinterest: Some listings located https://www.pinterest.com/olddepotmuseum/
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: No listing located https://www.travelks.com/
Trip Hobo: No listing located https://www.triphobo.com/
Trip Shock: No listing located https://www.tripshock.com/
Tumblr: No listings located https://www.tumblr.com/
Twitch channel or search: No listing located https://www.twitch.tv/
Vimeo channel or search: https://vimeo.com/43405519 (Some videos found)
Western Vista Historic Byways: No listing located http://www.westernvistashistoricbyway.com/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Depot_Museum, and is mentioned on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Kansas.
YouTube: Channel – Some videos located: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Old+Depot+Museum+Ottawa+KS
Past Kansas Tuesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kansas-tuesdays/