Volunteer on your time schedule, as often or as little as fits, help Atchison County’s Museum with projects, meet & greet visitors, Learn,
Explore and Have Fun all while making a difference!

There will be a variety of opportunities available to fit your desire, time, and schedule. Contact us to get involved.


We’re looking for some GREAT VOLUNTEERS!

Are you looking for something valuable to spend some of your time on? You can make a difference and spread the word about our county’s heritage, help with youth education programs, add to the experience of exploring Atchison County’s Museum for local citizens and visitors.
Want to spend one morning or afternoon a week - or does just once a month work better? Would you like to help the Museum move ahead with catalogueing the collection, or would you rather learn and explore and be that docent that makes a trip to Atchison County’s Museum an even more amazing experience.
Or even if you would rather be an extra hand on those lazy winter afternoons when you might get more reading done than talking to visitors - we want you in Atchison County’s Museum.
We will give you as much or as little to do as you like - and if you want to stretch your skill levels - we will provide training and include you when we have new things coming.

Volunteer Photos coming here

How do you get started?

Give the Museum a call at 913-367-6238.

Email Education Coordinator Darlene Mason-Taylor at Education@AtchisonHistory.org.

Or check in on our Facebook page and let us know you're interested.

About the Atchison County Historical Society

Established in 1967, the first museum was opened in 1968. The Society moved into the current museum, the 1880 Santa Fe Depot, in 1989. We host quarterly evening adult education programs and sponsor K-12 programming, including the monthly Pioneer Club for 4th-7th grade students.

The Atchison County Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in the State of Kansas.

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About Independence Creek: Lewis & Clark Historic Site

Open Sunrise to Sunset year round. Located 5 miles north of Atchison's Main Street this site may be reached by car or by hiking/biking trail. The 13.5 acre site has reestablished the prairie as seen by the Corps of Discovery and encompasses a stretch of Independence Creek referred to by Captain William Clark in his July 4, 1804 journal entry. A pedestrian bridge completes the 5-mile trail link to the Atchison Riverfront. A re-creation of a 1724-1804 era Kanza Indian Earthlodge interprets the Kanza habitation of this location.

Physical location:

19917 314th Road, Atchison, KS

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Museum Hours & Admission

Summer Hours:

9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday

noon to 5 pm Sundays

Winter Hours: (November - March)

9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday

10 am to 4 pm Saturdays

noon to 4 pm Sundays (closed Jan & Feb)

Open to the public 350 days a year - closed: New Years, Sundays in January and February, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year's Eve.

Museum admission is by donation - requested donations $2-adults, $1-children, $1.50-seniors, $5-family.

Contact us for Group Tours booking, rates and details.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (913) 367 6238
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Atchison County Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 201
  • 200 S. 10th Street, Santa Fe Depot
    Atchison, KS 66002