The Community Museum is housed in the former Burns Union School built in 1904 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school was the first consolidated grade and high school in Kansas.
A classroom, restored to look as it would have originally, reminds visitors of early-day education. The first floor of the two-story building contains a mix of school and community exhibits, along with many pictures and stories donated by families long associated with Burns.
As with some of the other museums in Marion County, the Burns museum offers documents and articles valuable for family research and local history with a good collection of newspapers.rn