The Fossil Station Museum, built in 1907, was originally the county jail, the sheriff's office and living quarters. Rooms display educational settings of artifacts used or created by Russell County residents from the mid-1800's to the present.

Today it is the office of the Russell County historical society as well as a museum housing artifacts significant to the history of Russell, Kansas

331 Kansas Street


Memorial Day to Labor Day Hours:

Fossil Station Museum Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
(closed Sundays and Mondays)

Oil Patch Museum Hours
Daily 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Gernon House & Heym - Oliver House
Summer Hours of Fossil Station or by private appointment

All Entities available by appointment Year Around call
Office 785-483-3637

The Russell County
   Historical Society & Genealogy Society

Russell County Historical Society and Genealogy Society
P. O. Box 245 or 331 Kansas Street Russell, Ks 67665
Phone (785) 483-3637

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