One man’s junk may be Gardner Historical Museum’s treasure. Museum volunteers are asking local people to consider donating items to the museum collections. Items that may be considered junk or not worth anything could have historical significance to Gardner, Edgerton or the surrounding area.
The museum’s goal is to preserve local history and stories. The artifacts and collections serve as a legacy to future generations.
Specifically, the museum is seeking photos of people, local events, businesses, churches and schools. Volunteers are also interested in school memorabilia, old clothing, military artifacts – especially from the Olathe Naval Station and Nike Missile Base, business-related items and wedding attire.
Donors will be asked to write background information about the donated items and/or its owner.
The museum, located at 204 W. Main St., is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. It’s also open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays.
For more information about donating items or about the museum, contact Laura McCarthy by email at laura@
gardnerhistoricalmuseum.com or by phone at (913)856-4447.