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

SUMMER HOURS: Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday - Sunday


4:00 PM - 8 PM


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Daily

Closed Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend

Off season visits and school tours are welcome. Please contact Russell Historical Society 785-483-3637 or
Russell Convention and Visitors Bureau 785-483-2828


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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