St. Jacob's Well and Big Basin

Clark County Historical Society - Pioneer-Krier Museum, Ashland, KS

Green Weber farm wagon

The Museum concentrates on telling the history of the local area. It presents samples of those things used by pioneer families in daily living in this cattle grazing country. Furnishings range from a country store with its cracker barrel and array of merchandise, to collections of fossils, stones, and barb wire. A rare display of pre-historic animal bones excavated near Ashland is said to compare favorably to ones found in the Smithsonian Institution. Furnishings used in schools, banks, churches, hospitals, funeral parlors, real estate shops, harness shops, barber shops, and different rooms of homes are displayed.

In 1974 an addition was added to the north end of the building large enough to accommodate two of Harold Krier’s airplanes, but currently the museum has only one of the planes, the ‘Flying Chipmunk’ for display. He was famous for his championship aerobatics, not only in America, but in the Europe and the Iron Curtain countries.

Located at 430 West 4th Street Hwy 160

Ashland , Kansas 67831

Phone 620-635-2227

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