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El Dorado, KS 67042


Temporary Exhibits

ABCedarian: The Alphabetical Adventure!


winter 2018

This spring, let the ABCedarian be your guide to the KOM collections! What’s an ABCedarian, you ask? The original word, spelled "abecedarian," was once commonly used to refer either to the very youngest learners in school — the ones just mastering their ABCs — or to the instructors or tools that taught them. In this case, the ABCedarian is an exhibit that pulls out a variety of different objects from our collection to illustrate each of the letters of the alphabet, leading visitors on a whimsical journey through Butler County history!

The exhibit will run through April 28th.


Past Exhibits

 "Made for Trade: The Commercial World of Early El Dorado"
summer 2017

This exhibit featured objects, photographs, and advertising from El Dorado's general stores and early businesses.  From the J.D. Conner cabin, the original Butler County trading post, up through the early years of the oil boom, come discover the history of the town's first business communities! Hitchcock's Department Store, the Logan Store, Kandy Kitchen, and Trombla's Jewelry are just a few of the many business establishments represented in our collection of photographs from the 1870s through the 1920s. Make it a part of your summer plans to stop by for a look!