• Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum - Goessel, Kansas

      Mennonite Heritage Museum, Goessel
      Photo by Peter Thody
      Set up to tell the story of the thousands of Mennonites who arrived in south central Kansas in 1874, seeking refuge from religious persecution in Russia, this 8-building complex provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of these early settlers. The main Immigrant House museum is packed with displays of photos, clothing, letters and more, while the surrounding buildings - including a schoolhouse, bank and church - have been collected from Mennonite communities throughout the region.

      If you go:
      Be sure to visit the museum's Turkey Red Wheat Palace, home to the Wheat Straw Liberty Bell, made by Goessel area Mennonites to mark the 1976 US Bicentennial. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays, and throughout December, January and February.


      200 Poplar Street
      Goessel, Kansas 67053 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (620) 367-8200