The Abilene Bed & Breakfast Inn
800 N Buckeye Ave., Abilene, Kansas, 67410, United States
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Menu on the Wall
Old Style corner retail mercantile-circa 1920's
Inside the consignment shop
Entry into the museum
Travel Tips for Abilene
Bow Studio and Gallery #2
As mentioned in previous entry, Bob proved to be a hospitable host. In this photo, he is explaining to Nancy how leaves and flowers from their own gardens are layed into the wet clay (dug from the surrounding countryside), then how the pieces are colored with metals such as salt, rust, manganese, cobalt, etc. before being fired in the kiln.
(For additional photo, see entry under shopping.)
If you enlarge this sign you...
If you enlarge this sign you can read it to learn about the history of Abilene. The town was founded in 1857. When the railroad came to this town in the 1860's ranchers from Texas came north on the Chisolm trail to bring their cattle to the railroad and be sold. Abeline became a lawless cowboy town and was at one time considered the 'wildest and wickedest' town in the west. Wild Bill Hickock became famous as a gunfighter and marshall trying to maintain law and order here.
Seelye mansion is a 25 room...
Seelye mansion is a 25 room mansion built in 1905 by a doctor. The Patent Medicine Musuem is on the grounds of the mansion and Dr. Seelye made his fortune selling cure all medications like 'Ner-vena.' The mansion is on Buckeye street and is so huge you should not have any trouble finding it. Tours are $10 and you can take a virtual tour of the inside at www.linktokansas.com .
The Fashion Museum is across...
The Fashion Museum is across the street from the Sports Hall of Fame. I thought that was good planning because husbands can look at sports while wives can look at fashion. Admission is $3 and it is located at corner of 3rd and Broadway in this neat looking old building.
ARTS AND CRAFTS.
Abilene is a mecca for fine art and antiques collectors.
The American Indian Art Center on 206 South Buckeye is the only fine art gallery in Kansas dedicated to Native American arts and crafts. Ring 785/263-0090.
Just down the street is the Bow Studio & Gallery at 921 South Buckeye which specialises in sculptures, fountains and ceramic tiles. Ring 785/263-7166.
The Farmers & Drovers Gallery at 309 North Buckeye has art, sculpture and pottery by Kansas artists. Ring 785/263-0240.
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