Ben’s Bank

Ben's BankBen's Bank was a new addition to the Farmstead in 2010. This historic bank, dubbed "Ben's Bank," is in honor of former Metcalf Bank President Ben Craig.

Stepping inside the bank is like stepping back in time with the building's tin ceilings, old-fashioned tellers cage, and cannon ball safe. A docent works inside the bank teaching visitors about banking at the turn-of-the-century.

Ben's Bank provides the Farmstead with the capacity to increase our educational programs while also providing families with more to see and do including a new Discovery Passbook Program.

Farmstead Discovery Passbook

While at the bank be sure to say hello to the bank teller and pick up your Farmstead Discovery Passbook that will lead you on your adventure around the Farmstead.

Throughout the park there are nine discovery stations featuring questions about each location; write your answers in your passbook to solve the riddle and return to the bank for your prize.

Passbooks are available at no charge.

Ben Craig

Ben Craig has been a banker in Kansas for over fifty years. Forty-six of these years have been with Metcalf Bank (Central Bank of the Midwest) in Overland Park. He has served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. He is currently the bank's Chairman Emeritus. His dedication to banking, community and education is reflected in the lasting legacy of his gift of Ben's Bank to children of all ages, now and for years to come.