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Night at The Museum Scavenger Hunt

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McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation Summer Camp (UPDATED)

* Important reminder The dates for History Alive Day camp have been changed to July 21-24. Please call the for more information.   If you have a child going into the 4th grade through the 8th grade in the 2015-2016 school year, we have 2 summer camps coming up. History Alive will be focused on […]

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Happy 4th of July

The McPherson Museum will be closed Saturday July 4th through Monday July 6th for the 4th of July holiday. Please have a happy and safe 4th of July.

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Plastics Unwrapped is now open in our Feature Exhibit Hall

Plastics Unwrapped – A traveling exhibit organized by Burke Museum, University of Washington. Plastics Unwrapped explores how our material culture was changed – rapidly and perhaps permanently – by plastics. We rely on plastics to meet our basic needs; they help keep us safe and healthy. They make our daily lives convenient in so many […]

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The Great Galva Hay Stack Murder Mystery Is Solved

The McPherson Daily Republican May 24, 1947 By Ed Weilpp The Great Galva Hay Stack Murder Mystery has at long last been solved. The whole thing started out on the morning of Sept. 8, 1946, when the town marshal of Galva, A. A. Smith, caught a man in the act of breaking into the Helgeson […]

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Santa Fe Trail Sign Dedication

The McPherson Museum invites you to join us on April 12th at Noon – we will host a “Wagon Trail Lunch” catered by Knackies, with bluegrass music provided by Dan Bruce and Friends.  Following lunch be present for the Santa Fe Trail sign dedication performed by the Santa Fe Trail Association and members of the […]

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Match Day!!!

Match Day on Wednesday, March 4, holds incredible opportunity for McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation. On that day, McPherson County Community Foundation will match donations made to our endowment fund our long-term savings and with your help, we could potentially receive up to $8,000 of the $40,000 match available. Here’s how Match Day works: Come […]

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McPherson Public Library’s new online Timeline

  McPherson public library has a new timeline  on their website featuring a comprehensive history of the city of McPherson. Scroll through the ages, learn about important events, and see pictures of McPherson as she changes through the decades. Click the link above to go directly there.

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Understanding Climate Change: Implications for Kansans Presented by Dr. John Harrington

Sunday February 22, 2015 at 2 pm Dr. John Harrington will present: Understanding Climate Change: Implications for Kansans The presentation will provide an overview of the latest science findings at the planetary scale and include results from local studies done over the past 6 years looking specifically at climate variability and change in Kansas Bio: […]

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Lincoln Elementary School Time Capsule

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Anna Ruxlow our director, Brett Whitenack our curator, and Amy Witt our event and guest services manager, went to Lincoln Elementary school to pick up the time capsule that this years 4th grade class put together. They were inspired by the opening of a 4th grade time capsule from 1974, […]

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