Clio Logo

This historic village and living museum is designed to resemble an early frontier town, complete with a general store, chapel, one-room school, and blacksmith shop. Each of these structures are authentic, with most being built in the late 19th century and moved to Oskaloosa from various parts of the Jefferson County during the 1970s. The complex also includes the boyhood home of John Steuart Curry, a leading American painter best known for works depicting life in Kansas such as the mural of John Brown that is featured in the state capitol building. Finally, the complex includes the research library of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.


  • John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home and Museum
  • The complex includes a chapel originally located near McLouth that was built in 1891 and a school dating back to 1887.
"The John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home". Certificate of State Register Listing. August 25, 1997. http://www.kshs.org/resource/national_register/nominationsNRDB/Jefferson_TheJohnStewartCurryBoyhoodH...

"Old Jefferson Town." Window on the Prairie. Accessed March 15, 2015. http://windowontheprairie.com/2010/05/18/old-jefferson-town.