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Dalton Defenders Museum

113 East 8th Street

The museum, owned and operated by the non-profit Coffeyville Historical Society, is the realization of a dream of many Coffeyville citizens who understood the importance of collecting items not only relating to the Dalton Raid but also relating to early-day life in the Coffeyville area.  In the museum, which is just east of the Plaza area, are collections of the following:

- Mementos of early-day Coffeyville
- Mementos of Wendell Willkie - who lived and taught school in Coffeyville
- Mementos of Walter Johnson - who lived in Coffeyville
- Mementos of the Dalton Raid


Charles Bennett

Friday, April 13, 2018
Loved this. We stopped on a whim having remembered the Dalton raid story from when I was a kid. The museum is a good local affair. The curator is passionate about the town's history and a pleasure to talk to. Fun stop for an hour or two.

Victor Eirschele. I I

Friday, May 25, 2018
Awesome to see relics , history behind the famous Dalton brothers attempt to out do Jessy James and just be in a place of history !

P. C.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
The curator of the museum was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Very interesting. Kids liked it too.

Corey Whitworth

Monday, March 5, 2018
Small but subsequent museum of not only the story of the Dalton Gang and their ill fated raid on Coffeyville, but also highlights Coffeyville history, notable residents and regional stories. You can opt to watch a History Channel documentary on the Dalton Gang and the raid, however it is long. You can easily spend a couple of hours going through all the documents, pictures and walking through downtown to follow the Daltons downfall. However, I would not recommend this place to young children as there are numerous instances of the Dalton Gangs death photos throughout the museum.

Mike Taylor

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Great place to visit and learn new things

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