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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

Oak Ridge Boys

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Celebration Tour

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Memorial Hall - Independence, Ks

Tickets On Sale Online September 27th at 9:00 a.m.
Prices: $29.95, $44.95, $49.95
[HOW to BUY TICKETS - Click Here]

Box Office at 123 N. 8th St. Beginning Nov. 14
For phone sales call: (620) 330-3795

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 first phase on the renovation is complete. The ribbon cutting for the Ramp was held June 12, 2015.

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 April 2016 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.

Arts & Crafts Show

The Museum will be hosting a craft show on Friday - Deember 1, 2017 from 1PM to 6PM and on Saturday - December 2, 2017 from 8AM to 4PM. For more information, click on this link.

Art Center

Steve Greenwall's classes: Call the museum for updates. Our regular painting days are the second and forth 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 has moved to ICC-West. Read all about it in the April newsletter.

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.


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.

Gift Shop

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