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Collections Viewable at First City Museum

First City Museum in Leavenworth, KS, has thousands of small and large museum items. The largest is a toss-up between the 1965 Mack Pumper fire truck and the 8-foot by 12-foot jail cell removed from the former county jail and re-installed within the museum.

Nearly a Dozen Collections

The museum also has some fine collections involving items that are more modest sized -- almost 12 collections now. Below are two of them. And, by the way, the museum needs help with both of those collections, and is reaching out to find volunteers.

Sachse Tool Collection

Progress continues as we aggregate and display the collection of the late John Sachse. We now have his tool collection comprised of more than 1,800 woodworking tools. A tool shed has been constructed inside the museum. Volunteers are needed to sort and display the items within this massive collection.

Curator’s Message Regarding Volunteers

It’s a new year and new effort is being harnessed to improve this fine museum. Many of you in greater Leavenworth are welcome to lend some of your time and talent in whatever capacity you wish. The original plans developed by our Leavenworth Historical Museum Association continue to be implemented, and include numerous approaches that celebrate the histories of the City of Leavenworth and Leavenworth County.

In addition to the collections that need help, there is always a large amount of newspapers, periodicals, and books to be sorted. After sortation, these artifacts will be placed in the new repository room within the Exhibit Hall West.

First City Museum Info
What: First City Museum
Where: 743 Delaware St., Leavenworth, KS 66048
When: Thursday 1-4:30 p.m. or by appointment by calling

Volunteer at First City Museum

The museum is 100% funded by donations, and 100% run by volunteers. If you’d like information about volunteering a few hours every week or month, please contact us. You’ll find working at the museum a good experience. Working with the public is often rewarding, and our staff is dedicated to making the museum one of Leavenworth's best. 

Currently we are looking for volunteers that are willing to do numerous jobs. Docents, signage, builders, painters, maintenance - to name a few. If you have the time we will gladly find something for you to help with.

Call us today at 913-682-1866