The Museum has a three bay addition that was added to the west in 1936. The rooms on the main and lower floors were once maintained as offices now hold exhibits displaying what life was like on the prairie in the 19th and 20th centuries. Over 25 exhibits and a large collection of sculptures and paintings are housed at the museum.
In the year 2000, The Independence Museum acquired an collection that originally belonged to the Montgomery County Historical Society. After acquiring the massive collection, they merged the merge the collection they currently had and renamed their museum. The name they chose is what is known today The Independence Historical Museum.
They also many different types of displays that appeals to everyone. Not only they have sculptures, they also have from a military collection to a general store exhibit. The Museum is a fun place to go if you are interested in Americana. They also have a antique toy collection as well.