Go On An Adventure At The

Stauth Memorial Museum

 The Stauth Memorial Museum features the travel adventures of Claude and Donalda Stauth, long-time residents of Montezuma, Kansas. Admission to the Stauth Memorial Museum is free, but donations are graciously accepted. At the Stauth Memorial Museum, you will journey with Claude and Donnie as you stroll through the permanent exhibit Around the World. Experience famous sites, handicrafts and arts from around the world through displays, video programs and a slide show based on the Stauth’s trips.


Because the Stauths wanted the museum to go beyond the story of their personal travels, the largest portion of the Stauth Memorial Museum is dedicated to the Special Exhibitions Gallery. In this gallery, you will continue your discoveries with featured traveling exhibits from renowned national and international exhibit sources. Return to the Stauth Memorial Museum again and again to learn about history, art, science, and more. The Special Exhibitions Gallery changes approximately every six to eight weeks so there is always something new and exciting to explore and learn.

The Stauth Memorial Museum is also home to the Fry Wildlife Collection, one of Kansas’ most extensive collections of North American and exotic game animals, including former record-breaking specimens. This is a must see for all hunters, sportsmen, and conservationists.

The newest addition to the Stauth Memorial Museum is the Wall Western Collection which features 19 authorized Frederic Remington bronze reproductions, plus other famous Western bronzes. This extensive collection is the life-long passion of Montezuma resident, Howard Wall.

These world class permanent exhibitions and continuously changing traveling exhibits continue the Stauth’s tradition of bringing the world and its cultures to Montezuma and Kansas. Stop by to see what new adventures await you at the Stauth Memorial Museum.

The Stauth Memorial Museum receives The Scroggins Foundation Grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas:

The Stauth Memorial Museum was the proud recipient of a $25,000 grant from The Arthur and Cornelia Scroggins Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas to help with the costs to host four of the six traveling exhibits in 2019! You can learn more about this grant and the exhibits that it will help pay for in the press release, available here.

The Stauth Memorial Museum is located at:

The Stauth Memorial Museum is located 1/4 mile south of US 56 on Aztec (also known as “Main”) Street in Montezuma, Kansas. You can find us on Google Maps here. Montezuma lies 25 miles southwest of Dodge City on highway US 56. There is bus, RV, and handicap-accessible parking available around the Stauth Memorial Museum. For any questions regarding location, scheduling a group tour, or the Stauth Memorial Museum in general, feel contact the museum or call 620.846.2527.

The Stauth Memorial Museum Needs Your Help!

Ever wonder what to do with your old iPhones, iPads, tablets (Apple or Android), smartphones, empty ink and toner cartridges when you are done with them or they break? You know you shouldn’t throw them away, but you also don’t want them taking up space in your house or business. The Stauth Memorial Museum has partnered with GreenHippo.com, an e-Waste Fundraising Program who helps nonprofit organizations such as the Stauth Museum to recycle these items and to redeem them for much needed funds to continue the operations of the museum. Now you can bring these items to be recycled when you come to visit the museum. Or, if you don’t have time for a visit, you can drop them off anytime during business hours or send them to us in the mail. They can be empty, old or even broken. Plus, not only will you be supporting the Stauth Memorial Museum, you will be keeping these items out of the landfills and helping the environment in one easy step. Bring 1 or 20 items, whatever you have! Each item is very much appreciated to raise money for the Stauth Memorial Museum. Contact us to learn more about this exciting new recycling program that greatly benefits not only the Stauth Museum, but the environment as well.