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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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Please join the Phillips County Historical Society as we honor and celebrate with MARGE LEMON as our Person of the Year for 2017. Come and hear why she was nominated and what makes her a special "Friend of the Fort". Refreshments will be served ... See MoreSee Less

Annual Wall of Fame Function

August 17, 2017, 7:00pm - August 17, 2017, 8:00pm

Please join the Phillips County Historical Society as we honor and celebrate with MARGE LEMON as our Person of the Year for 2017. Come and hear why she was nominated and what makes her a special "Friend of the Fort". Refreshments will be served

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In 1873/1874 Fred Albright sold buffalo hides in Russell, KS for a little over $2 each! (Photo taken in 1873 alongside the Kansas Pacific Railroad near Russell, KS)
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Ladies at the 1952 Rodeo - look how smart they were dressed! Does anyone recognize any of these ladies? ... See MoreSee Less

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When kids leave you messages like this, you know they are enjoying their visit to the Fort! ... See MoreSee Less

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From our Rodeo Archives (continued)... if you do recognize anyone, please do comment with the names ... See MoreSee Less

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From our Rodeo Archives (continued) If you do recognize anyone, please comment giving us the names! ... See MoreSee Less

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What is this?? We will post the correct answer within 24 hours - so please come and check if your guess was correct! ... See MoreSee Less

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In celebration of Rodeo Week, we are posting some photos from our archives - where possible we give dates and descriptions, but sometimes we just have nothing. Please comment if you recognize someone! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's RODEO WEEK! In celebration of the 88th Biggest Kansas Rodeo, we will be publishing a photo a day from our archives. One of the most popular and exciting events is always the bull-riding. Undated photo with no description. ... See MoreSee Less

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