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The Prairie Museum is unique in being both a repository for Thomas County historical materials and artifacts and host to the collection of dolls, glassware, ceramics, toys, furniture and other items collected over a lifetime by Nellie Kuska. Our mission is to provide interpretive exhibits on regional history as well as on the artisitic traditions embodied in the Kuska Collections. They are not mutually exclusive enterprises, since the Kuska story is part ouf our local history, and each item in her collection has a history of its own. At the same time, while our historical artifacts enrich and deepen our understanding of High Plains history, the international flavor of the Kuska Collection connects us with other cultures and histories. 

When Planning a trip to the Prairie Museum of Art & History make sure to plan enough time! Not only do we have our amazing collection inside but we are lucky enough to have outdoor exhibits as well. Some things the outdoor exhibit includes is a 1930`s farmstead, one room school house, sod house, and the largest barn in Kansas! 

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If you are planning to visit us in the summer months we recommend coming in the morning to view the outdoor exhibits first. We also recommend atleast 1 1/2 hours to really view the collection!



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