Haun Museum


The Haun Museum is located in the first house on the townsite of Jetmore. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was built in 1879, by T.S. Haun, the founder of Jetmore, then called Buckner. Mr. Haun edited the first newspaper in Jetmore, The Buckner Independent, in the west room of the upstairs in 1879. The ground floor was the residence of the Haun family. Early in 1881 the county offices were housed in the east room upstairs in the house. On the 24 of March, 1891, the first child was born on the Jetmore Townsite in this house, Margarite Pauline, daughter of Elizabeth and T.S. Haun. Travelers would stop by the house for food and lodging. It also served as a community center.

Visitors are given a glimpse of daily life of the early County settlers, as they view an office, a dining room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a parlor, complete with furnishings of the era. Mannequins in period dress add to the authenticity. There are also displays of adult and children\\\’s clothing, tools used by farmers and craftsmen, and a postal station.

There is something of interest for visitors of all ages as they enjoy taking a trip through the past, sharing the articles and scenes of the people of early-day Hodgeman County.

The Haun Museum also has displays representing life after the pioneer period and into the 1920s and 1930s. Displays of American involvment in wars from the Revolutionary through World War II and Vietnam. A sample Service Station from the 1960s is present as is a printing press used by the Jetmore Republican in past years. Since the Rail Road was removed from Jetmore, there has been a display constructed in the yard behind the museum building.

The museum has building a reproduction of the interior of a One-Room-School-House where a teacher is waiting for her students with books and lunch pails on the desks. In the year 1998, a metal building was added in the lot behind the museum which now houses antique farm and fire equipment, a 1950\\\’s service station with a 1949 Plymouth 4 door auto, a stone post display and a horse drawn buggy.

The museum is ever changing and growing with new displays being created to represent their time period.


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