A collection of fossils that date back 70 million years or more, when most of Kansas was under water.
Stone spear and dart points, knives and tools make up this 3,500-piece collection, one of the largest of its kind in the state.
Unique collection of artifacts attributed to the Wichita tribe, early residents of the Derby area.
Osage Trust land brought settlers to the area by 1869, starting a community that would become a thriving agricultural center.
Founded under a different name, the town would quickly grow to about 300 population and maintain that size for 80 years...then, boom!
Strong schools have always been part of Derby's story. We have two rooms full of school history and memoribilia.
Derby's first 80 years were mostly geared to the agricultural production in the area.
Reminisce with artifacts from daily life of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
"A woman's work is never done." That quote was especially true for the homemakers of the early years, when there were no modern conveniences.
Derby veterans served in all branches of the military. This collection was mostly donated by Derby families.
McConnell Air Force Base has been a major factor in the growth of Derby. This room is dedicated to the base and its history.
Railroads played a huge part in the settlement of the prairie. Learn how they effected Derby's story. Plus, we have two model train layouts that kids of all ages enjoy.