Frequently Asked Questions

Alma School Classroom c. 1900

Students at Alma Public School District 16 sit attentively in a classroom in Alma’s first public high school. The school had no electricity, nor running water.

Where is the Wabaunsee County Historical Society located?

From the intersection of Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 99, visitors should go three miles south to the blinking light, turn left on Missouri Street at the light, and the museum is four blocks south on the right side of the road.

Are donations to the Wabaunsee County Historical Society tax-deductible? 

Yes, the Wabaunsee County Historical Society is a registered non-profit organization, and your donations and memberships dues are tax-deductible.

Are there genealogical records at the museum? 

Yes, the Wabaunsee County Historical Society Museum maintains a large genealogical archive of Wabaunsee County families. The files are available for researchers at the museum.

Does the museum have other photos that aren’t displayed on your website?

Yes, the WCHS Museum maintains a large digital archive of over 6,000 photographs which can be viewed at the museum in Alma. As our website galleries grow, more photos will be added to our site.