The Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum features a unique look at the history of Abilene and Dickinson County, Kansas through the photographic work of the Jeffcoat Photography Studio. Operating since 1921, the studio produced many fascinating views of the life, events, and people of the local Dickinson County community. The Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum opened in 2008, after converting the Jeffcoat family’s studio at 321 North Broadway Street in Abilene into a museum. Much of the building is preserved to appear as a historic camera shop and studio still in operation. An assortment of cameras and rolls of film fill the museum’s display cases, and framed prints featuring the photographic work of the Jeffcoat Photography Studio line the museum’s walls. The museum features seasonal temporary photographic exhibits on a variety of historical topics, each highlighting the work of the Jeffcoat photographers.
The Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum is managed by the Dickinson County Historical Society and supported by the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation. Admission to the museum is free of charge.