Logo, Wellsville Historical Society

(844) 778-4910
517 Main Street, Suite 100, Wellsville, KS 66092

About Us

The Wellsville Historical Society was established in 2007 by the banker, the wife of the current mayor, and other townspeople who decided it would be best to create a museum that would display the history of the city. Wellsville is located in northeastern Kansas, less than two miles southwest of the four corners of Franklin, Miami, Johnson, and Douglas Counties and less than 20 miles southwest of the Kansas City area. Wellsville was incorporated as a city in Franklin County on June 19, 1884; however, Wellsville traces its history to the 1860s.

The Wellsville Historical Society, Inc., a not-for-profit organization registered with the State of Kansas and the Internal Revenue Service (Section 501(c)(3), was created with the following mission:

• To Preserve the Rich History of the Area through the Collection & Maintenance of Records & Artifacts through the Encouragement of
   Preservation & Local Historical Research
• To Present Wellsville's History to the Public by Means of Museums, Archives, Creative & Educational Programming & Publications
• To Promote Cultural Tourism as an Effective Means of Communicating the Lessons of History to Visitors & Citizens of the Wellsville Community


City of Wellsville
Wellsville Chamber of Commerce
Miami County Historical & Genealogical
Wellsville City Library
Wellsville Days
Kansas Historical Society
Kansas State Library
Franklin County Kansas Genealogical Society
USD 289 Wellsville Schools

Contact us at (844) 778-4910 in Wellsville, Kansas, to make a donation and help us preserve our history for future generations.