Crawford County Historical Museum’s 50th Anniversary


A place that keeps the rich history of Crawford County preserved commemorates a major milestone.

The Crawford County Historical Museum celebrates its 50th Anniversary in Pittsburg.

The museum is packed with historic vehicles, clothing, weapons, items and artifacts from decade after decade of Southeast Kansas’s past. 

Today a Kansas historian and author came to share stories about individuals and events that shaped the area over time.

With far more visitors coming in recent years, museum staff expect the next 50 years to be even better.

“To continue to tell our story, to let people know this is who we are in southeast kansas this is are, this is our heritage this is our history. This is where we came from and this is how we progressed,” says Crawford County Historical Museum Director, Amanda Minton.

Throughout the summer the museum hosts different themes each Wednesday for area children to dress up and visit for free.

They hold other events for adults, and Minton says it’s not always about getting a history lesson–sometimes it’s just nice to enjoy the atmosphere of a different time while being in community.

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