The  CHERRYVALE  Bender  Museum

The Cherryvale Bender Museum opened in May 1961. The museum building was an authentic reconstruction of the clapboard Bender homestead located along the bleak, isolated countryside of the Osage Mission trail during 1871-1873. The museum was located 2-blocks from US Highway 169 in Cherryvale seven miles southwest from the original 1871 Bender southeast Kansas frontier “store and inn”. The following black and white pictures are from the promotional postcards that were sold to help preserve and maintain the museum. Let’s go inside the Museum to relive that Bender era.  Postcard Cherryvale Museum Collection