Museum


Spring 2018: ‘Shaw’s Story’ Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 14th, by admin in Magazine, People. No Comments

Shaw’s Story
Galesburg innovator’s legacy lives on in Southeast Kansas – and across the country

Everyone who knew him says Stanley Wilbur Shaw was an inventor by nature.

At age 8, in the late 1880s, he assembled his first bicycle, using the wheels from his dad’s cultivator (come corn plowing time, he later wrote, he had to return those wheels). By 10, he had made a crude clock and was repairing farm equipment and guns. A few years later, as a young teenager, he built his first engine.

It’s no surprise, then, that Stanley would go on to make inventing his life’s work, finding success making small engines that converted bicycles to motorbikes in the early 1900s. He would later make automobiles and vastly popular small tractors and garden equipment, like the Shaw Du-All and Peppy Pal tractors. Stanley’s company, Shaw Manufacturing, was located … Read More »


Spring 2015: “History on Display” sneak peek!

Posted on March 5th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

History on Display
How Osage Catholic Mission shaped St. Paul and Southeast Kansas

Come for the animal display, stay for the history – or vice versa.

Truth is, whatever it is that brings you in to the Osage Mission-Neosho County Museum in St. Paul, there’s plenty more where it came from.

“We’re getting to the point now that we’re pretty full,” says Ed Born, past president of the museum and husband of current president Jolene Born. “People bring items to us all the time, and until the last couple of years, we never turned anything down. But we’re getting a little fussy now.”

That’s because St. Paul has a lot of history – almost too much to fit in a standard small-town museum. As a result, the Osage Mission-Neosho County Museum grows and grows with each passing year…

Want to keep reading about St. Paul’s Osage … Read More »