National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

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National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was issued a rare federal charter by the US Congress in 1960 to serve as the national museum of agriculture and a memorial to industry leaders. A site in Bonner Springs, Kansas was chosen. It is located East of K-7 and just South of State Avenue (US-24, near 126th Street) next to Sandstone Amphitheater and the grounds for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. The group holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code (issued in 1960).

Components

Main Building
The Main Building built in 1963-64 includes:
  • Gallery of Rural Art
  • National Agricultural Hall of Fame
  • Hall of Rural Living
  • National Farm Broadcasters Hall of Fame
  • Rural Electric Conference Theater
  • National Farmer's Memorial
  • National Poultry Museum


Museum of Farming
The 20,400-square-foot (1,900 m 2) building opened in 1967. Much of the museum's 30,000 artifacts, including an extensive collection of farm implements, are housed there.

Farm Town, U.S.A.
This recreation a rural village which opened in 1968 includes:
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • General Store
  • Poultry Hatchery
  • Railroad Depot
  • Union Pacific Caboose
  • Operational narrow-gauge train
  • Farm House
  • Farm Shed
  • Chicken Coop
  • Eight-sided Wooden Silo
  • 75-seat outdoor Pavilion
  • Smith Event Barn