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Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, The  
111 North Lincoln Avenue
Chanute, KS 66720
620-431-2730
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"The main center for the collection and distribution of information concerning the lives and accomplishments of Martin and Osa Johnson" features the 30-seat Snark Theater, which shows a wide selection of the Johnsons' documentary films and programs about Martin and Osa produced all over the world; two main galleries, one presenting the Johnsons' story and another of African ethnographic exhibits; traveling and changing exhibits, a shop offering Johnson books and video copies of their movies and more. The famed Kansas couple's explorational and wildlife motion pictures and still photos, field journals, detailed expedition reports to sponsors, extensive correspondence spanning half a century and such personal items as Osa's fishing hat and Martin's cigar-holder, animal trophies and skins, shells and rocks and vegetable and plant specimens from around the world, and the Elizabeth Main Le Blond Photographic Collection are just some of what can be seen. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays.

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