Lansing Historical Museum
The Lansing Historical Museum contain several galleries dedicated to local history and is home to several educational programs throughout the year. The museum is located in a historic 1887 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Train depot. In 1989, this historic depot was nearly demolished, but was preserved and converted into a museum thanks to the efforts of local citizens.
This small museum houses a large number of photographs, artifacts, yearbooks, and other items.
Backstory and Context
The Lansing Historical Museum is also home to hundreds of artifacts and documents relating to the Kansas State Penitentiary / Lansing Correctional Facility. There is a permanent prison display in the museum consisting of contraband, coal mine equipment, restraints, and photographs.