Board of Directors

Gary Shear - President

Larry Day - Vice President

Wesley Duesing - Secretary

Delores Waite - Treasurer

Larry Adcock - Director

Jere Bruning - Director

Gil Bunning - Director

Jim Gibbs - Director

Dennis Greer - Director

Joe Nigus - Director

Eugene Swearingen - Director

Donna Thonen - Director/Newsletter

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About Us

Preserving the Past!

We are a not for profit agency working hard to preserve the history of Brown County Kansas. Come explore our museum locations.

Inspire the Future!

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Donations Help to Make Improvements to Museums

We are dedicated to enriching the lives of people in our community through preserving the past. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Find out more ways to help!

There are so many ways to support our Brown County Historical Society. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities and membership opportunities. Consider Brown County Historical Society in your annual gift giving and please share the message with your friends and family.

Brown County Historical Society

611 Utah Street, Hiawatha, Kansas 66434, United States


10 am to 3 pm

The Auditorium is in Open Season from  May 1 through November 1, 2019. Schedule a private appointment if interested. 

Tuesday- Thursday: 8am - 3pm

Saturday - Sunday: By Appointment

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