About The Museum
The Wabaunsee County Historical Society was formed in 1968 when Alma, Kansas native Fred Palenske of St. Joseph, Michigan gifted the new society an endowment to purchase the Wabaunsee County Museum, located at 227 Missouri Street and the Palenske Hall building at 226 Missouri Street in Alma. The original name for the museum was the Minnie Zwanziger Memorial Museum in honor of Palenske’s sister.
The Wabaunsee County Historical Society is a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. The WCHS relies heavily on membership dues for the daily operation of our museum in Alma, Kansas.
Historical Society Membership Levels
Patron $1,000 and above