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About the Museum

The Osage Mission-Neosho County Historical Society was organized in the fall of 1984 and was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. We are recognized as a 501c3 non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. The Society is supported by membership dues and donations.

In November 1996, the Society began construction of the Osage Mission-Neosho County Museum. It is located on the site of a former State roadside park where St. Ann's Academy had been located during its operation from 1870-1895.

In April 2010, The Kansas Sampler Foundation recognized Osage Mission history, and the museum, as a finalist in the "8 Wonders of Kansas History" contest. As a result of this nomination the Catholic Osage Mission, and our museum, have been featured on page 240 of the new "8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook".


Museum Hours
9:00 - 1:00
Tuesday thru Saturday
Call to schedule group tours or visits outside our scheduled hours.

Officers and Board of Directors
Jolene Born, President - Treasurer
Charles Gouvion
Mary Jane Gouvion
Bob Harmon, Vice-President
Rose Harmon
Doug Holding
Nancy Holding
Alice Schettler
Charles Schettler
Twila Wagner, Secretary
Janet Van Leeuwen
Mark Van Leeuwen
Arnie Ward
Nancy Ward
Alberta Westhoff

Our Museum Volunteers
Mary Lou Boone
Edward Born
Felix and Margaret Diskin
Barbara Ellis
Paul Lero
Leonard McAtee
Alice Schettler
Lon Smith
Arnie and Nancy Ward
Alberta Westhoff


Museum Rental Policy
Our facility is ideal for meetings, dinners and other functions.
Contact the Museum for a copy of the rental policy and rental fees. You may click here to preview the rental agreement.

Support the Museum
A 501c3 non-profit organization, the museum relies on the generous donations of people like you.
Please consider supporting the museum in the following ways:
Annual dues are renewable January 1st.
Single, family, supporting or business memberships available.
Click here for a membership form.

Buy-a-Brick Project
Click here for an order form.

Mission Day Events
The Museum serves a barbecued lunch on Saturday and a breakfast on Sunday morning
during the annual Mission Day Events.
This is a great time to visit and support the Museum.

Books Available for Purchase
The museum bookstore offers several books that may be purchased.
These range from historical works written by W.W. Graves and other authors
to general-interest and children's books.
Click here for a partial list of books that may be purchased.


Osage Mission Museum Brochure
View or download a copy of the Osage Mission-Neosho
County Museum brochure.

Museum Newsletters (PDF Format)
Spring 2004 Spring 2005 Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Spring 2008 Spring 2009 Spring 2010 Spring 2011

Contact Us
203 Washington
P.O. Box 113
St. Paul, KS 66771
Phone: 620-449-2320
email: museum@osagemission.org

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