8. Jennings Czech Museum

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Jennings Czech Museum is located in southeast Decatur County just off K-383 highway in the downtown business district. The museum was first started in 1964 by residents wanting to honor the early settlers who immigrated from the old country. The Heritage Associates of Jennings, Inc., put together the museum in 1970 starting with the donation of the former Methodist Church by the Hays Conference. It was moved by volunteer labor to the present site then gutted with the south addition and vestibule removed as interior restoration began. Later, a building donated by the Royal Neighbors was available for additional displays so a connecting hallway was constructed. Inside the museum are over 1,000 catalogued and labeled items including extensive Jennings School memorabilia, World War I and WWII relics, uniforms, cemetery records, farming equipment, antiques and genealogy files.

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