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The Carroll Mansion
Home of the Leavenworth County Historical Society
Leavenworth KS 66048

The Society Today

Today the Leavenworth County Historical Society boasts a membership of over 300 people and businesses. The museum is open over 270 days of the year, and has an annual visitation of over 6,500 visitors.

The Historical Society publishes a bimonthly newsletter, The Historical Society Gazette.

Volunteer committees at the museum also help with research requests. In 1999, the Leavenworth County Historical Society assisted with many reference requests, and has provided information to such organizations as National Geographic Magazine, Time-Life Books, The Jeopardy Game Show, a PBS documentary about the Civil War, and several free-lance writers who working on fictional and reference Material for the Smithsonian, and the U. S. Congress.

The museum has received grants from the Institute of Museum Services (IMS), a Federal Agency which supports less than 10% of the Nation's Museums. The competition for these awards are great, and the Leavenworth County Museum is only 1 of 11 museums in the entire state of Kansas which has received an award from the IMS. In 1998, the Society received major grants, totaling over $100,000 from the State of Kansas, the city of Leavenworth and Leavenworth County for the preservation of the porches. This was a major renovation project, that will ensure the structural integrity of the building for years to come. The Society received a grants in 2000 from Hallmark Corporation and from the state of Kansas for the continuing development of the Everhard photo collection.

The out-reach programs of the Historical Society reach over 30,000 people through the Riverfest, temporary exhibits, festivals and local organizations.

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