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Old Depot Museum

Sat Jan 01, 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM
Old Depot Museum, Ottawa, KS Map
Program Type:
You Schedule It!
Community Partner
Junior, Brownie

The Old Depot Museum is located at 135 West Tecumseh Street in Ottawa, Kansas. The museum strives to educate visitors about the importance of trains in small towns and the history of Franklin County, Kansas. It is operated by the Franklin County Historical Society.

Questions: Visit our website for more information.

Cost Per Girl: $4.50 
Cost Per Adult: N/A

Registration Requirements:  All girls participating as a Girl Scout in these activities must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to

How to Register: Call 785-242-1250 or email at

Additional Information: Minimum of 6 Girl Scouts to make a program.

Current partner programs are listed below. 

Inside Government Badge Workshop


Girl Scout Juniors will explore the laws that affect us every day. They will decide what an active citizen means to them and learn about a prominent citizen that grew up on the frontier that is now Franklin County. Create some crafts and have fun exploring the museum!

My Family Story Badge Workshop


Girl Scout Brownies can come and earn a few steps in their My Family Story badge. Hear a story about a local family that lived on the Kansas frontier before Kansas became a state. Bring an object that means something to your family and share your story with your group. Crafts and a history hunt make this an exciting workshop for girls!

Playing the Past Badge Workshop


Girl Scouts will have some old-fashioned fun reenacting the life of a child from the late 19th century. Experience some daily tasks, school life and make a toy that children would have played with. This will earn a few steps in the Playing the Past Badge.

Senses Badge Workshop


Come earn a few steps in the Senses Badge Workshop for Brownies. Explore the museum and listen to the sounds around you. Put your nose to work and discover what might be cooking in the kitchen. Be creative and make some of your own touch and feel crafts.