Museum

McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation
1111 E. Kansas Ave., McPherson
(620) 241-8464   www.mcphersonmuseum.com

The Museum houses a variety of artifacts: historical artifacts from the McPherson area; natural history artifacts such as meteorites, Ice Age fossils, and regional fossils; ethnic artifacts from China, Africa, and of Native Americans; and fine art, including an extensive collection of Birger Sandzen lithographs and original art pieces. In addition, there is information about the city and county namesake, General McPherson; about the first man-made diamond large enough to be visible, created in McPherson; items from the McPherson Globe Refiners basketball team, the first team ever to win an Olympic gold medal; and an original MGM mascot lion skin, formerly belonging to a McPherson resident.