Simply...Garnett, Kansas

The Anderson County Historical Society was formed in 1968 to preserve the rich history of Anderson County. The facilities in which the Historical Society maintains and preserves for public view are:

  • The Anderson County Historical Museum, 418 W. 6th Avenue, Garnett;
  • The Harris House, 405 W. 4th Avenue, Garnett;
  • The Gerth Cabin, 32446 NE Trego Road, Greeley.

The Anderson County Historical Society website is:


The Anderson County Historical Museum is among the passport destinations!

Visit museums and may win CASH PRIZES!

Established in 1951, the Walker Art Gallery is a special gift of amazing art given to the City of Garnett by former native, prominent art dealer of the 1930's, Maynard Walker.  The collection of early twentieth century American paintings, sculptures and drawings, with a dash of European works of art, is housed within the Garnett Public Library facility, 125 W. 4th Avenue.

View our webpage about the gallery to learn more - here.


Dive into the history, the stories, the artifacts that tell what made Garnett great and Anderson County amazing!

Anderson County Historical Society Museum and Attractions

GARNETT, KS:  The Southeast Kansas Museum Alliance has initiated a passport project to encourage people to get out and explore the museums and history of southeast Kansas.  The Anderson County Historical Society is a member of the SEK Museum Alliance and is a featured destination on this passport tour.
  SEK Museum passports are free and available from participating museums. The program runs from January 2 to December 31, 2021. By visiting museums noted on the passport participants can become eligible for cash prize drawings.
How it works:

  • Visit a participating SEK Museum Alliance museum.
  • Get your stamp on the passport verification form.
  • Visit as many museums as possible.
  • Take a photo of the verification form with your name written on it and then –

           (a)  Email:, or
           (b)  Mail to P.O. Box 1231, Howard, KS, or

           (c)  Drop it by a participating SEK Museum.

Level 1: Visit 30 SEK museums, eligible to win $300
Level 2: Visit 25 SEK museums, eligible to win $250
Level 3: Visit 20 SEK museums, eligible to win $200
Level 4: Visit 15 SEK museums, eligible to win $150
Level 5: Visit 10 SEK museums, eligible to win $100

Drawings will be held January of 2022. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the drawings.

 The Anderson County Historical Museum is located at 418 W. 6th Avenue in Garnett and is open May 1 through September 30, Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Anderson County Historical Society will open the museum, as well as other ACHS attractions by appointment, including the Harris House at 405 W. 4th Avenue in Garnett, and the Gerth Cabin, located at 32446 NE Trego Road in Greeley.  To schedule an appointment please call 785-448-5740; email:

Participating SEK Museums:
Allen County Historical Society – Iola
Anderson County Historical Society – Garnett
Baxter Springs heritage Center & Museum – Baxter Springs
Big Brutus Museum and Visitors Center – West Mineral
Caney Valley Historical Society & Museum – Caney
Cedar Vale Historical Museum – Cedar Vale
Chanute Art Gallery & Museum – Chanute
Chanute Historical Society – Chanute
Cherryvale Historical Society – Cherryvale
Coffey County Historical Society – Burlington
Coffeyville Aviation Heritage Museum – Coffeyville
Crawford County Historical Museum – Pittsburg
Dalton Defenders and Coffeyville Historical Museum – Coffeyville
Decades of Wheels Museum – Baxter Springs
Emmett Kelly Historical Museum – Sedan
Galena Mining and Historical Museum – Galena
Girard Historical Museum – Girard
Historic Brown Mansion – Coffeyville
Howard Benson Museum – Howard
Independence Museum and Art Center – Independence
LaCygne Historical Society and Museum – LaCygne
Little House on the Prairie Museum – Independence
Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes – Fort Scott
Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum – Chanute
McCune Osage Township Library and Museum – McCune
Mem-Erie Historical Society and Museum – Erie
Miners Hall Museum – Franklin
Osage Mission – Neosho County Historical Society – St. Paul
Parker Community Historical Society – Parker
Parsons Historical Society Museum – Fort Scott
Trading Post Museum – Pleasanton
Wilson County Historical Society - Fredonia

The passport program is a great way to learn more about your local history and takes the guess work out of planning activities or day trips with family and friends. To learn more, please visit: @SEKMuseumAlliance on Facebook, or

Walker Art Gallery