Exhibits & Events

Model Train Exhibit

Scenes from McPherson are being replicated in the Mid-Kansas Model Railroad layout. Iconic buildings from the past have been painstakingly produced in HO format to provide a background to the trains that travel around the [...]

Art Gallery

Housed in the Norene Catron Ketcherside Gallery of Fine Arts is the McPherson Schools Art Collection. The collection began in 1911 with the first art exhibition held at the high school. The students purchased two [...]


Meteorites from around the United States and other countries can be seen. Most were collected by famed meteorite scientist H.H. Nininger, a former professor of McPherson College. At one time Nininger had the largest private [...]

Ice Age Fossils

Skeletons of a dire wolf, saber tooth cat, and a giant ground sloth from the famed La Brea “Tar Pits” are featured. These skeletons, as well as other bones from the deposits, were collected by [...]


  1. Kansas Day Celebration & $1.05 Admission

    January 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Ribbon Cutting for Little Free Library @ Museum

    January 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  3. “Brooms of McPherson County” – MCHS

    March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Coffee Cup

    All School Day Chamber Coffee

    May 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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    2019 Annual Report

    2019 Annual Report for the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation Annual Report - The McPherson Museum by the Numbers

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    Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations

    Every day thrift stores across America receive donations of objects that display racial imagery—antique advertising cards, collectible salt-and-pepper shakers, vintage children’s books, and mugs with sports team mascots. Are these objects harmless reminders of historical [...]

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    50/50 Reverse Raffle Winners

    Congratulations to the 50/50 Reverse Raffle Ticket winners! $50 Winner - Wade Martin $100 Winner - Sheryl Dossett $250 Winner - Janice Zamecnik $500 Winner - Robin [...]