National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

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National Agricultural Center
and Hall of Fame
Ag-hall-bonner.jpg
The Hall in 2009
Location 630 Hall of Fame Drive
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
United States
Coordinates 39°06′36″N 94°52′21″W / 39.1099°N 94.872571°W / 39.1099; -94.872571Coordinates: 39°06′36″N 94°52′21″W / 39.1099°N 94.872571°W / 39.1099; -94.872571
Type Ag Museum
Visitors 20,000 / year
Website aghalloffame.com

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is a museum and educational facility in Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States. The group holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code (issued in 1960).

It is located east of K-7 and south of State Avenue (US-24, near 126th Street) next to the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater and Kansas City Renaissance Festival. It is north of the Kansas Turnpike "Bonner Springs" exit, and about 1 miles west of the Kansas Speedway.

It is closed for the 2014 season to the general public, except for special events, and will reopen in 2015.[1]

Components[edit]

Main Building[edit]

The Main Building built in 1963-64 includes:[2]

  • Gallery of Rural Art
  • National Agricultural Hall of Fame[3]
  • Hall of Rural Living
  • National Farm Broadcasters Hall of Fame
  • Rural Electric Conference Theater
  • National Farmer's Memorial
  • National Poultry Museum[4]

Museum of Farming[edit]

The 20,400-square-foot (1,900 m2) building opened in 1967. Much of the museum's 30,000 artifacts, including an extensive collection of farm implements, are housed there.

Farm Town, U.S.A.[edit]

This recreation a rural village which opened in 1968 includes:[2]

  • Blacksmith Shop
  • General Store
  • Poultry Hatchery
  • Railroad Depot
  • Union Pacific Caboose
  • Operational narrow-gauge train
  • Farm House
  • Farm Shed
  • Chicken Coop
  • Eight-sided Wooden Silo
  • 75-seat outdoor Pavilion
  • Smith Event Barn

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Wyandotte County closes amid financial turmoil; The Kansas City Star; May 15, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Museum Tour webpage. National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame website.
  3. ^ National Agricultural Hall of Fame webpage. National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame website.
  4. ^ National Poultry Museum webpage. National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame website.

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