The Heritage Center also houses the Museum of Independent Telephony. This was the first time any of us had seen a museum dedicated to the telephone. It tells the story of the Abilene entrepreneur who started Sprint. Just goes to show Kansans know how to dream big and make things happen. It was very interesting to see the changes the phone industry has gone through. The kiddos had a great time using the switchboard and phone booth. They did have to learn how to use a rotary dial instead of a push button phone. We did not get pictures of all the telephones. So, if you go, be on the look out for Kermit, Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, and Spiderman.
|Our son's balloon sword was a hassle|
|The kiddos loved the telephone pole and worker in the middle of the museum|