February 2009

Here is a story posted on today’s Kansas City Kansan about the Pretty Boy Floyd artifacts that are being transfered the museum.   Thanks for the coverage Sam!


A traveling exhibition from the National Archives will soon be on display (March 7- May 30) at the museum. Mug shots of prisoners from the Leavenworth Pen are featured, as well as the stories behind their past.

In addition, the newly acquired “Pretty Boy Floyd” items will be on display. Floyd was an infamous criminal in the 1920s and 30s who was arrested in Wyandotte County in 1929. William LaTrasse, a infamous train-robber from Armourdale will also be featured through his mugshots, documents, etc. I will post images of the installation next week.

Quindaro Warehouse circa 1886 The Quindaro Ruins exhibit, Quindaro from A to Z will still be on display until February 28, 2009. 

After this date, the artifacts will be delivered back to the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, KS, where they will go back in storage.  The museum is open Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm and Sat from 9-noon.