Street Address
125 Wyoming
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 31
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
Regular Hours
2nd Saturday of Month 10:00 to 3:00
Monday1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, Friday3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
We are happy to make appointments to fit your schedule.
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Beverly Kennedy, President
phone: 816-540-4010
Robert Kennedy, Curator
phone: 816-529-6088


We meet the 3rd Sunday of January, April, July, & October at 2:30 PM at the Museum (125 Wyoming in downtown Pleasant Hill). Vistors are encouraged to attend. We try to have programs of interest to the entire community.

We welcome all visitors and can arrange special tours and meetings for organizations and family groups. Call ahead when you are planning a visit to our community and we can arrange a special time to meet you at the museum for you to research your family and we will try to locate some materials before you arrive. Call 816-540-4010 or 816-529-6088 for further information.

We have just reached our fund-raising goal to build and addition to the museum that will triple its size and plan to break ground in early March, 2011. Our small museum is bursting at the seams and this will afford more display space and genealogy research area, a larger work area and more room for seating at our meetings.


On March 3, 1971, a spectacular fire destroyed two large buildings and gutted a third on Wyoming Street. This building was the site of the old Kosky Barber Shop. The stone front of this building was built with stone from the historically important Gamble Mansion, finished in 1866 by a son of Hamilton R. Gamble, Missouri’s pro-Northern Civil War Governor. It subsequently became the Brannock Collegiate Institute, better known as the “Stone College.” Later, in 1904, some of its stones, door, and two windows were used for the front of Kosky’s Barber Shop.

In 1976, this building, after being completely renovated, was dedicated as the Pleasant Hill Historical Society’s Museum.

Artifacts Collections

The collection of artifacts includes everything from period clothing, turn-of-the-century glassware, personal items of the early citizens of Pleasant Hill. In particular, the Museum houses the James Allen African Collection, which includes early 20th Century items from Africa.

Research Collections

Family Name vertical files of newspaper clippings from the 30's to present day (some periods not covered). Indexed Photograph Collection. Pleasant Hill Times Newspaper on Microfilm to 1945. Cass county Deed Indexes on Microfilm.

Educational Programs

Quarterly programs, genealogy research, exhibitions.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No


Proceeds from our publications support both the Museum-Addition Building Fund and the operating expenses of the Museum.

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Gift Shop

Group Tours