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.
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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