Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2022

21 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY MUSEUMS Old Depot Museum 135 West Tecumseh, Ottawa (785) 242-1250 Housed in an 1888 depot, the flagship museum of the Franklin County Historical Society includes exhibits on local industry, farm life, town life, native and emigrant tribes, the Pottawatomie Massacre, and an HO-scale model railroad, plus temporary exhibits throughout the year. FFNHA Star Site. Dietrich Cabin City Park, 5th & Main, Ottawa (785) 242-1232 Built by Catherine and Jacob Dietrich and originally located in southwest Franklin County, this fully furnished 1859 cabin commemorates the experiences of early Franklin County settlers. FFNHA Star Site. Franklin County Records & Research Center 1124 West 7th Street Terrace, Ottawa (785) 242-1232 The Records & Research Center houses an extensive collection of 60,000 artifacts, archives, photographs, and other historical documents. It’s the go-to place for Franklin County research. Richmond Community Museum 119 Central Avenue, Richmond (785) 835-6598 Housed in a former lumberyard, this museum is dedicated to the history of Richmond and surrounding area, including local businesses, schools, the Underground Railroad, and churches. Appanoose Area Museum 600 Shawnee Road, Pomona (785) 665-7576 Housed in the 1919 Appanoose School, this museum focuses on the communities of northwest Franklin County, including Greenwood, Centropolis, Appanoose, and Pomona. Williamsburg Community Museum 309 South East Street, Williamsburg (785) 746-8830 This museum includes historic educational artifacts and explores the area’s coal mining history. Wellsville Historical Society 517 South Main, Suite #100, Wellsville (785) 883-2368 This museum is dedicated to the history of Wellsville, the hometown of country singer Chely Wright. Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area 947 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence (785) 856-5300 FFNHA connects the stories of eastern Kansas and western Missouri by offering the many perspectives leading up to the Civil War and beyond. Discover museums and historic sites on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri border.