Last updated: 5/16/2010
Savannah, Missouri
Street Address
202 East Duncan Drive
Savannah, MO 64485
Mailing Address
PO Box 12
Savannah, MO 64485
phone: 816-324-4720
e-mail: acmuseum@stjoelive.com
web: www.andrewcountymuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Admissions
Free; donations appreciated
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Staff
Harold Johnson, Board President
Glen Uminowicz, Director
Shirley Brown, Administrative Assistant
Description

The Board of Directors and staff strive to make the Museum a community gathering place where visitors learn and take pride in Andrew County’s rural way of life —its families, farms, towns, social life, and community spirit. Over the next two years, the Museum will: develop and promote new programs and temporary exhibits to increase community awareness and attract new and returning visitors, and programs to attract and retain members; strengthen internal systems, train staff and expand the use of volunteers; and develop plans to diversify the funding base.

History

Over the past 14 years, the Museum has:
- adopted a strategic plan, guiding the Museum in a transformation from an institution with displays of legacy collections to a dynamic, active place with exciting, new, interpretive exhibits;
- completed an $850,000 capital campaign to support the new exhibit program;
- won passage of a county-wide sales tax to support the Museum’s annual operating expenses;
- researched, planned, designed and installed a 4000 sq. ft. exhibit," A Rural Way of Life", which summarizes Andrew County’s history from 1841 to 2001.

Artifact Collections

Historical, art, textile, photograph, archives, tools and equipment, agricultural, dolls and toys, antique cars, etc.

Educational Programs

Quarterly public programs, temporary exhibits, events:

  • Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. - Good Coffee Club
    Nearly 80 years ago, Savannah native Harry Duncan began serving "Good Coffee" to patrons of his Little Tavern restaurants. In the tradition of Mr. Duncan, all members of the Andrew County community are welcome to visit your museum every Tuesday morning for good coffee and good conversation.
Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

Publications

  • Quarterly newsletter.
  • Diggin' History.
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

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