The Museum has been housed in Norton's original Public Library since 1992. This landmark building was constructed in 1932 and was visited by generations of Norton County library patrons.
A wide variety of the Museum’s exhibits showcase life in Norton County over the centuries, from the fossils of the prehistoric past, to one of the largest meteorites to hit North America, to the life and booming times of the businesses in Norton during the 1940's through the 1960's.
For visitors of all ages, the Museum uses local history to inspire, spark curiosity, and give perspective to the place we call home, Norton County. Visit our website for a preview of the treasures to be found.
Sept. 2017: Traveling Kansas is a local production from Smoky Hills Public Television that highlights communities, people and attractions across the state. This episode explores the past and present with a spotlight on the restoration of several historic buildings in Norton and the economic development efforts throughout the county.
GARDEN GATE ETC. Fall is in the air and Mum's the word! They have a beautiful selection of garden hearty Mums in all sizes and colors. Find your perfect fall gift or decor for your home, porch, or office at Garden Gate Etc! They are also the only custom framing option available in Norton County for art, prints, posters and mats. They specialize in silk floral arrangements, fresh house plants and up-cycled furniture plus fun candy bouquets, memorial items, wind chimes, and unique gifts.
Norton County Photo Contest Announced
Norton Area Chamber of Commerce / Travel & Tourism, Norton County Magazine, and Norton City/County Economic Development are sponsoring an official Photo Contest. (click for the application) We are seeking photos that illustrate the lifestyle, beauty and assets of Norton County.