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2017 Leavenworth Historical Calendar

Celebrating 163 years of Leavenworth, Kansas History (1854-2017)

Purchase your copy today
Annual Historical Leavenworth, Kansas Calendar
Only $5, while supplies last

Calendar proceeds benefit the Leavenworth County Historical Society



Just released!
The Carroll Mansion Museum
Commemorative 50th Anniversary History


Even before Ella Carroll deeded her ancestral home to the Leavenworth County Historical Society in 1964 for use as a museum, the house was recognized as historically significant. While built in three stages of different architectural styles, the earliest construction, a simple farm house, took place only four years following the founding of the city of leavenworth in 1854 and before Kansas was admitted as a State in the Union in 1861. Consequently, the structure and the four families who resided here have been witness to most of the history of Leavenworth, First City in Kansas. The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Edward Carroll House as a museum, known as the Carroll Mansion, which is owned and operated by the Leavenworth County Historical Society. In 2014, the Society observed their 60th anniversary and 50 years of ownership of the Carroll House. In light of these significant dates, this souvenir book of the Carroll Mansion Museum of Leavenworth is being offered--not only to preserve the history of the Society, the house and its contents, but to foster respect for the integrity of this and other historic properties in Leavenworth which is crucial to their preservation. The book contains nearly 100 pages and many photographs to supplement the history of the house.



Cattle King of Leavenworth

Just released! The long-awaited story of the Ryan family saga that began in Leavenworth, Kansas, and expanded west with cattle drives, ranches, and ore mining. “When Matthew Ryan died at his home on June 20, 1893, he was one of the richest men in Leavenworth, Kansas.”
Art Kidwell of Clark, Wyoming, has thoroughly researched the Ryan family for the past five years and offers a detailed account of the making of the Ryan fortune. Kidwell is a member of several historical societies, including the Leavenworth County Historical Society, past president of the Wyoming State Historical Society, and currently serves as a historian on the Wyoming State Review Board for the National Register of Historic Places. He has written several other books, including Growing Up at the Desert Queen Ranch and In the Shadow of the Beartooth: Clark, Wyoming.
A limited number of books are available at $35 plus tax, shipping & handling by calling the museum. Profits from the book are being donated to the museum.



Celebrating WOMEN of Leavenworth County:
The Book

2010 was a year of "Writing Women Back into History". Inspired by this theme and the focus LCHS had on women throughout the year, the book, Celebrating WOMEN of Leavenworth County is being released as an LCHS fundraiser. With nearly 300 pages and over 150 photographs, the book, written by Mary Ann Sachse Brown, features over 100 biographical sketches of women who trod on Leavenworth county soil since its founding. A large percentage of the portraits are from the Everhard Collection and supplemented with images from the Leavenworth Public Library, the Kansas Historical Society, and private collections. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Carroll Mansion Museum. The book may be ordered on-line from or in the museum's Victorian Gift Shoppe.

Other Books & Maps

Books Early History of Leavenworth County, 1906 (reprint) by H. Miles Moore
Lincoln in Kansas by Carol Dark Ayres
Tales of Old Leavenworth by J. Johnston
Maps Map of the Pony Express Trail (22.5” x 11.5”)
Plan of City of Leavenworth, 1876 by Ado Hunnius (23.5” x 17.5”)
Historical Map of Leavenworth County, Kansas by
       Col. R. William Phillip Pipkin (36” x 24”)


From the Gift Shoppe


50th Anniversary
Commemorative Carroll Mansion
16" x 20" lithographic print by Ernst Ulmer
Only $5


2017 Summer Clearance: All clothing, scarves and jewelry 50% off!
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