Last updated: 6/18/2012
Linn Creek, Missouri
Street Address
206 South Locust Street
Linn Creek, MO 65052
Mailing Address
PO Box 19
Linn Creek, MO 65052
Hours
April through December
Monday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Weekends during special events
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Daphne Jeffries, President
Norine Albers, Publicity Chairman, Board Member
Description

We preserve & make available the history of Camden County for the Benefit, Education, & Enjoyment of our present citizens & future generations. The museum is housed in a large 1930 Schoolhouse. Exhibits include: early family life, tools, general store,early business vignettes, bank room,Native American stones, early photographs, historical & geneology archives.

History

In 1960, under the sponsorship of the Linn Creek alumni Association, a Historical Society was organized. This Society is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Not For Profit Act of Missouri for a term of perpetual years.

The purpose of the organization is to discover and collect material to establish or illustrate the history of the area. To do this it has undertaken the collection of such materials as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, directories, newspapers, posters, manuscripts letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books and such Museum material as pictures, photographs, paintings, scenes or relics and objects to illustrate conditions of life, events and activities of the past.

To accomplish this aim, the Society sponsored and opened a County Museum in April 1969 (in the old Odd Fellow’s Building in Linn Creek). Fifty-four donors have loaned 466 different items of historic interest. These items range from Indian artifacts to pictures and rate documents, furniture, tools, and costumes.

Educational Programs

Free educational museum tours, special exhibits, docent program, public tours,speakers.

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

Monthly Newsletter, quarterly & annual reports, monthly finance report, cemetery(s) care reports, periodically historical journals, book/gift shop.

  • Camden County Historical Society Newsletter
  • Camden County Historian (variety of 20 editions)
  • Services

    Gift Shop

    Group Tours

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