Golden Pioneer Museum - Golden, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 36° 30.516 W 093° 39.088
15S E 441663 N 4040559
Quick Description: A medium-sized museum dedicated to displaying the cultural history of the area of Golden in Barry County, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2015 4:56:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQC3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
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Long Description:
Donations are accepted at this mid-sized museum. It has a large collections of artifacts from
  1. Pre-settlement era: Native American artifacts including a lot of arrow heads, pottery, beads, etcetera
  2. Early-settlement era: ancient tools, etcetera
  3. Civil War era: including guns, uniforms, etcetera
  4. Through the World War I era: including guns, posters, etcetera
  5. Through World War II: including old play bills, posters, guns, uniforms, etcetera
  6. And lots more: pocket watches, lunch boxes, minerals and rocks (including a huge single quartz crystal weighing 1250 pounds!), a string of different sized models of International Harvester tractors all from 1944, buttons, a large collection of glassware (many pieces over 100 years old), and on and on.
Where the museum is scant is that there is not a lot of interpretative information along with the collections -- just an occasional card with a bit of information on some of the stuff. But whole shelves of stuff have no signs or data. And since it is entirely self-guided, one may leave with a lot of questions about what things were or when they were used in this area, etc. Perhaps the attend can answer some of those questions for you.
Theme:
Cultural History through collections of local artifacts


Street Address:
MO-86 and Hwy J Golden, MO 65658


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
April 1st through October 31st Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 to 16:30


Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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