Sunday, October 01, 2023
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The City of Parsons is home to numerous facilities that serve residents of the state of Kansas.  Select one of the websites below for more information:
  • Parsons Auditorium
    This regionally-renowned Auditorium is host to numerous events both for residents of Parsons and others within southeast Kansas. 

  • Carnegie Arts Center
    The Carnegie Arts Center serves as the center of the City's efforts to preserve and promote the fine arts in Parsons. 

  • Parsons Historical Museum
    The Parsons Historical Museum maintains a fine collection that is open to the public six months of the year. Exhibits trace the development of Parsons from its beginnings through the present day. The museum records every day life in different eras, in addition to showing how world events affected the City.

  • The Iron Horse Museum holds a collection of railroad memorabilia. Located West of the Parsons Historical Museum on the Corning Street bypass at South 18th Street, the Iron Horse Museum is housed in a replica of a "Katy," (Missouri, Kansas & Texas) line depot, circa 1900. The interior is a contemporary space arranged for accessible viewing. A MK&T locomotive and a caboose are also on display on the grounds. The museum is operated by the Ironhorse Historical Society.  


Both museums are staffed by volunteers. For more information on exhibit hours call the City offices at 620-421-7030.