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Wamego Historical Society & Museum  
East 4th Street
Wamego, KS 66547
785-456-2040
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The museum, a replica of Wamego's first city building; and the Prairie Town Village are located in Wamego's 20-acre City Park. The Village features a log cabin, the first Pottawatomie County jail from 1872, Wamego Telephone Exchange building, a general store, restored one-room school and a newer building which includes a 1950 Chrysler Coupe with original paint, tires and upholstery. A cross-cut section of one of the limbs of the famous Louis Vieux Elm, items from Wamego's Ames House Hotel, including a registration book with such names as Cornelius Vanderbilt and John Jacob Astor, a table from the hotel's dining room, the hotel's key/mailing slot cabinet and a board from the structure's exterior; uniforms and items from the Civil War, WWI, WWII and other wars to the present, a full-body taxidermy buffalo, and blacksmithing tools and forge used by Neil Balderson are just some of the interesting displays of the museum.

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