About Us

Dedicated to the historical preservation of Derby, KS, and the surrounding area.

Fifteen rooms of  artifacts and displays, plus exhibits in the hallways. Come early to see it all.

Historical building

Built in 1924, our building is listed on the

National Historical Register.

Free admission!

Open Saturdays, 10am-2pm, April through October.

Contact us for group tours at other times.

An Event to Benefit Derby historical society and museum


Horses, Hats & Roses

4:30pm - 8:30pm

Madison Avenue Central Park Venue

Event Details


Horses, Hats & Roses

A Kentucky Derby party. Gather as the bugle plays "Call to Post" for the 146th annual "Run for the Roses." Watch the race on big-screen TV, ...

Event Details

4:30pm - 8:30pm

Madison Avenue Central Park Venue

logo for the Horses, Hats & Roses event

Click below to purchase tickets

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Each ticket admits one person.

Dinner and a complimentary mint julep are included with each admission ticket.

horses, hats & roses event sponsors

Thanks to these sponsors for supporting our cause

Bill & Reba Smith Charitable Trust

An anonymous donor through the Derby Community Foundation

Mid Continent Controls - Rick  and Barbara Hemphill

American Family Insurance - Jean Garinger

Carson Bank

Citizens Bank of Kansas

Shelton Collision Center

Intrust Bank

MJB Plumbing & Heating

John and Linda Bode - BRG Precision Products

Security 1st Title Company

El Paso Animal Hospital

Quality Construction & Remodeling/Derby Deck - Jared and Mary Brown

David and Margo McDonald

Farmer's Insurance - Julie Olmstead

Eye to Eye - Laura Branstetter

Become a Friend of the Museum

Sign up to stay informed about activities and events.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We'd love to share our stories about local history, and to hear yours.

Derby Historical Society & Museum

710 E. Market, Derby, Kansas 67037, United States

(316) 788-9003 Write to us at: P.O. Box 1054, Derby, KS 67037


Open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April through October