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Independence Historical Museum & Art Center 8th and Myrtle
PO Box 294
Independence, KS 67301


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
--Tues - Sat
Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission Fee
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Ages 6-18
Free - Ages 5 & Under
Free Active Military

Holiday Hours

Closed on major holidays


IHMAC Facebook Link

For an overview of the museum click here.

Current Events

11th Annual Photography Show

The 11th Annual Photography Show runs from Tuesday, February 13, 2018 through Saturday, February 24, 2018.
Click here to see the list of winners for this year's show. Patty Blankenship was awarded the Best in Show award at the Photo Show Critique held February 16, 2018.

Elevate the Museum

Independence Historical Museum & Art Center launched the event called "Elevate the Museum", a Five-year Renovation Pledge Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds to make the 100 year old building more accessible and safer to members and visitors.

The elevator Project has been started, which means the museum is a little harder to navigate. If you usually enter by the back door, be sure and call ahead so the staff can lead you into the museum proper. That section of the museum is covered with plastic sheeting.

For more information about the renovation compaign click here, email museum123@cableone.net or call 620-331-3515.


There is a lot of news in the December 2017 newsletter. The current and prior years' newsletters are available for download at Newsletters.

If you are not a member yet, click here for the membership form and enjoy the benfits of being a member.


Wi-FI is now available in the museum for your use. You can research your family history or other research items.. You can bring your own computer, or use one of the computers available. The WIFI and the coffee bar are open during regular business hours.

Art Center

Steve Greenwall's classes: Call the museum for updates. Our regular painting days are the second and fourth Mondays. Steve Greenwall classes are on the third Monday - subject to change.

Click here for more information about Steve Greenwall.

Photo Club

They meet once a month - the second Thursday, at 5:30PM in the Museum. Read more about the club by clicking on the link for the photo club. If you would like to find out more, come to our next meeting. John and Rob would like to hear from you.


Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame

The Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at ICC West located at 2615 West Main Street in Independence. The museum represents famous Kansas celebrities and is free to the public. Enjoy the exhibits of Bill Kurtis, William Inge, Vivian Vance, Jim Halsey and many others.

For information call the Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center at (620) 331-3515.

Museum Luncheons

Luncheons are held each month on the second Friday at Noon from September through May. Be sure to make reservations each month by calling 620-331-3515. The current month's newsletter lists the menu for the day.

Gift Shop

Check out our gift shop. We have many exciting items on display. Gift Shop link.