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About Fort Bissell Museum

Fort Bissell is a museum in Phillips County, Kansas, sponsored by the Phillips County Historical Society. The Fort was never a military fort but was built for the safety of the settlers. The families of Phillips County have donated artifacts to the museum for many years. There is a Civil War Uniform on display along with a Bible a union soldier carried through the War; a music box that came to Phillips County from West Virginia in a covered wagon; the Kingery Gun Collection which holds many unique firearms and too many other artifacts to mention. The museum is a non-profit organization and is free for anyone to come visit. We hope to see you soon at the Fort!


Open: Memorial Day – Labor Day
Tuesday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 2 PM
Phone:785.543.6212


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That the well-known Dr Mary Glassen (born Townsend) delivered over 4000 babies during her career as doctor in Phillips County?
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After our monthly meeting last night, there was a magnificent display of lightning. This one looks like it hit the Depot's chimney. ... See MoreSee Less

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The old quilts mostly tell a story. This one is a friendship quilt made in 1933 by the students attending the Skunk Creek School, 3 miles west of Glade. The Quilt was donated to Fort Bissell by Mrs. Zelma Hoover, lifetime Glade resident. ... See MoreSee Less

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As soon as a pioneer would arrive at a "permanent" stopping point, they would start preparing the land for crops. Oftentimes the early settler cleared the trees and planted before building a cabin. Many of them used their ax to till the soil between the trees. (They would live in their wagon in the interim).
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Picked up this plate to dust... looked at the date... 1911. And then for the fun of it looked how it matched 2017. It's exactly the same calendar as this year!! What are the chances... guess 1 in 7! ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a reminder about our Fun Friday this Friday at 10am. We have received minimal responses and may have to cancel the event. ... See MoreSee Less

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If a woman married a widower, she had to wear a black wedding dress. We actually do have a black wedding dress at the Fort!
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PLEASE NOTE - THERE WILL BE NO FUN FRIDAY TOMORROW JULY 7TH!! ... See MoreSee Less

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