Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Miller County Historical Society Museum

Anyone with an interest in the history of Miller County (org. 1837) in central Missouri or in the pioneers who lived here ought to visit the Miller County Historical Society’s Museum. It is located next to the new courthouse in Tuscumbia.
The Miller County Historical Society began in 1979, with the museum opening in 1980 in the jail adjacent to the old County Courthouse. It moved, in 1991, to the former Anchor Milling native stone building as their exhibits expanded. The museum has recently been remodeled and a new wing added on for a genealogy library. Two historic log cabins have been moved to the grounds next to the museum and Nancy Thompson joined the museum as director.
They love donations of materials from the history of Miller County like objects and pictures for exhibits, and genealogy scrapbooks for the library. They have added many books, records such as probate, marriage, and obituaries and set up computers for online research too. Much of the county’s historical information has been made available on their website as well. Exhibits include the Civil War, quilts, the Osage River port & steamship history, Lee Mace & the Ozark Opry, an old country store, an old-fashioned schoolroom, and so forth.
The museum is run by volunteers and depends solely upon fund raisers, donations, and the society’s membership fees to run the museum. My husband is a life-time member. The cost of touring the museum is FREE.
Call, write, or see their website for current schedule and other information.
Miller County Historical Society Museum, PO Box 57, 2005 Hwy 52, Tuscumbia, MO 65082, 573-369-3500
 Have you ever considered using calling cards or business cards to document your ancestor?
I was rummaging through some old business cards I had and found two that I can say with certainty fall into the historical document list as these people are no longer in the leadership role these cards portray.

You are seeing correctly! I removed the personal telephone information from these two business cards, but all the other information for the Historical Society Museum is correct.

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Update: Portions of the Museum can be seen in episode 5 of season 9  of the television series  "Who Do You Think You Are" with actress Jessica Biel Timberlake.

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