Ranked the #1 museum in Kansas!
Telling the remarkable story of Martin and Osa Johnson,
photographers, explorers, naturalists, authors ... and native Kansans.
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Rumble in the Jungle!
Annual SAFARI GALA
June 8, 2013 starting 6pm at the Santa
To see a list of our auction items, click HERE!
Selsor Gallery Special Exhibition
Osa's on Twitter...
Martin's on Twitter...
And the non-profit organization
dedicated to their memory,
TV's First Wildlife Documentary Show!
Osa Johnson's BIG GAME HUNT,
a 1952-53 television series,
is available on DVD at last!
All 26 episodes in NTSC, PAL & Blue Ray formats can be ordered today!
Call 620-431-2730 or email our store for info & pricing!
exhibition of the pioneering documentary films made by Chanute’s own
Martin and Osa Johnson premiered March 15th
in the Czech
For more information about this exhibition click here.
Our Photography Contest
year we had 45 entries and 2 countries, 5
To see all the entries and learn who took FIRST, SECOND & THIRD
Place in each category, please click
To see all the entries and learn who took FIRST, SECOND & THIRD Place in each category, please click here!
•Heartland Trails has named the
Safari Museum one of the
•Get a signed
copy of author Kelly
Enright's thrilling new biography of
On Sept 24th the Safari Museum suffered water damage and flooding from the Santa Fe Depot's third floor humidification system. The first store-bought dress Osa ever owned, and the one that was purchased 100 years ago on her honeymoon with Martin Johnson, was damaged in this incident. Molly Winder, a Chanute native and gifted seamstress, had been making fine repairs to the dress. The plan had been that after Molly finished, the dress would be sent away for an archival cleaning and additional lace restoration. The dress has undergone archival cleaning now and has been assessed sound enough for Molly to continue her restoration efforts.
work on Osa's dress in the museum's Henshall Archives
Funds for this initial restoration project and now for the cleaning of the artifact are provided by the interest from our museum endowment. Thank you to all the many donors and sponsors who have contributed to the operations of the museum to help us conserve the life story and legacy of Martin and Osa Johnson. Also thank you to all the volunteers who helped move artifacts and books out of harms way during this water leak and the subsequent flooding that followed it.
The museum closes early on New Year's Eve and Christmas Eve, and is closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
from MARRIED to ADVENTURE,
Traveling Exhibition are available for purchase here!
Martin and Osa Johnson are one of the
Thank you all for voting!
To see all the 8 Wonders "People" finalists, please Click Here
and Osa's films on YOUTUBE
and more can be purchased in our Osa's Ark Museum Shop
SAFARI DVD SET!
Zone Free, Available
Backtracing = SUCCESS!
The Photographic Backtracing
2010 expedition, lead by photographer and journalist Jan Svatoš left on
August 5 to recreate some of Martin and Osa Johnson's most difficult
photographic achievements. Jan and his team photographed
Prepare for Africa, which you haven't seen before!
Preview the trailer of this documentary coming out this May here
Here's a link to the website about this amazing plane and her historic trip! www.unlimitedadventure.com
SPIRIT OF BORNEO: The first Photobook dedicated to the life and legacy of Martin and Osa Johnson was launched at a grand affair in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia on October 19, 2009!
Details about our partnership on this historic book and updates on many other Safari Museum heritage and conservation projects in Bornean Malaysia will be in the next Wait-A-Bit news and thereafter posted online so keep checking back here!
Spirit of Borneo Book Launch, October 19, 2009 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
BOOK MAKES OSA A COVERGIRL!
Osa Johnson graces the cover of yet another book...and her amazing life story is told inside!
the Safari Store
in the Featured Item Section for more details on this amazing new
Posters Now Available!
Films on DVD!
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The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum is a private, non-profit Public Trust funded by memberships, contributions, admissions and museum shop sales. Information about memberships can be requested by email, by calling us at (620) 431-2730, or by writing to:
111 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chanute, KS, 66720
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