Things to Do

Kearney Historic Museum

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Kearney Historic Museum in 2018
Old mill stone fountain at museum
Kearney quilts
Safe Frank James ashes were kept in
Teller windows

The Kearney Historic Museum opened to the public in downtown Kearney in June of 2006 to coincide with our town’s sesquicentennial celebration. In 2017, we acquired the building next door and doubled the size of the museum.

We have many permanent displays and several rotating displays. One of our guests’ favorite permanent displays is a timeline that starts in 1856, the year our town began, although it was originally named Centerville. Plus we have the safe that Frank James’ ashes were kept in at the Kearney Trust Bank from 1915 until his wife died in 1944.

Every month something new comes into our facility, so be sure to stop by at least once a year!


Friday   10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Saturday   10:00 am — 2:00 pm
101 S. Jefferson
Kearney, MO 64060

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Cost Of Admission
Donations Accepted
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check