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225 S. Main
Erie, KS  66733
(Do Not Send Mail to This Address)
Winter Hours:
Oct. 1 thru April 30th
by appointment (phone numbers posted on door)
Mem-Erie Museum has various collections that we wish to preserve for our children and grandchildren. We feel it is of great value to Erie and the surrounding area. We want to encourage the general public to feel that these are their ancestors and their history. We were chartered with the state of Kansas in 1991. There are 57 charter members.
Mem-Erie Museum History
In the fall of 1991, Jack & Ruth Tandy, Jim & Mardella Beech, LeRoy & Lavon Hoppas, Tom & Martha Burress and Marion Richey applied for a Historical Society Charter. The Society was registered and chartered with the State of Kansas.

The group met at the Erie Public Library on Feb. 24, 1992 for the first meeting ofthe newly formed Mem-Erie Historical Society. Objectives of the organization is to preserve the history of Erie and surrounding communities, defining landmarks and establishing a Museum. Officers were e1eclted, Board of Directors appointed and by-laws reviewed and adopted. Fees for memberships are: $10 for single per year; $25 for family per year; $50 or more would be listed as a charter member, through Dec. 1993

We started our building fund to purchase the property at 225 South Main in March of 1994 and in August of 1994 we had we were the proud owners of the building paid in full.

Mem-Erie Museum was made possible only by the many individuals (many who moved away many years ago, but made donations in memory of family members), businesses, clubs and churches, who gave so generously.

Most of the items in the Museum are from Erie or Neosho County. Lots of school pictures and memorabilia. Beautiful antique clothing and furniture. Everyone is invited to visit the Museum. There is no charge and we are handicap accessible. If you have antiques that you treasure and would like them to be remembered by people that visit the Museum you can donate them to the Museum and everyone that visits can enjoy your things.
"Where You Belong"
Mailing Address & Contact Info:
c/o Pat Richey, Treasurer
18505 140th Rd
Erie, KS  66733

c/o Claudia Obenhaus, President
508 N. Main
Erie, KS  66733

c/o Jeanette Harris, Secretary
503 N. Butler
Erie, KS  66733
Summer Hours:
May 1 thru Sept. 30th
Wednesday & Friday afternoons, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.