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Galva Museum

Address: 204 S Main
Galva, KS 67443
Telephone Number: 620.654.3328
Second Telephone Number: 620.654.3343

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About this Exploration:

The Galva Museum is dedicated to preserving and showing the history of Galva and the surrounding community. This is done through the following displays and booths set up in the museum.
  • Pictures and a time line trace the history of Galva's Main Street from its beginnings in 1879 to the present.
  • An extensive collection of school memorabilia from Galva High School and Galva Grade School includes yearbooks, pictures, old trophies, school newspapers, and school records dating from 1889 to 1957.
  • Records and pictures of many local country schools
  • Ongoing collection of Canton-Galva School District #419 items
  • Vern's Barber Shop, which has many items from his shop; since Vern was in business 61 years, this is quite a large collection!
  • The Home Telephone Office booth features a switchboard and other various old telephones
  • Various pictures and items from the Galva Cafe
  • Elevator display with a mural showing different modes of transportation hauling grain to an elevator from 1800's - 2000
  • Learn the importance the oil boom played in Galva's history
  • Lest we forget, uniforms, newspapers and photos from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War remind us of the price paid for our freedom
  • "Faith of our Fathers" display shows the history of the local churches
  • Old newspapers from Galva, dating from 1888 through 1939, and old stories of Galva and Empire provide a wealth of information for those doing genealogy research of their ancestors who settled in this area.
1st Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
2nd Saturday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
3rd Thursday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
or by appointment
The Galva Museum is continually seeking other items that pertain to the Galva community.  For more information contact Naomi Ford 62.654.3343 or Linda Andersen 620.654.3328

contact info
City of Galva
208 S Main
Galva, KS 67443
Phone: 620.654.3561
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