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Andrew County Museum and Historical Society

202 E Duncan Drive, Savannah, MO 64485-1278
+1 816-324-4720
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Great little museum in a wonderful town!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this museum at Christmas. It is a nice little museum full of Andrew County... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ekekla08
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
Truly worth the stop!!

We just visited the Andrew County Museum on a dark, rainy chilly day. Cabin fever was setting after... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
dstarks1943
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Parkville, Missouri
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A private, not-for-profit organization, the Andrew County Museum is housed in a modern 14,000 sq. Ft. Facility donated by Harry F. Duncan. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the county's rich history. The award winning exhibit "A Rural Way of Life", compares and contrasts life in town with life on the farm from 1841 into the 21st century. -Learn how families pulled together to make their farms a success. -View how kitchens in farmhouses and town changed over time. -Take home recipes for fried chicken from 1900 and Swiss steak from 1950. -Enjoy a segment of a silent movie, projected on the side of a brick building just as it was in the early 1900s. -Visit a general store. -Learn about the cycle of life in rural areas, from childhood to family life to death. -Hear old-time radio programs from the 1930s. See temporary exhibits in the Duncan Gallery and find items in the Gift Shop. Special Programs the last Saturday of the Month at 2:00 PM except December. All day admission is free program days. Light refreshments follow the program.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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202 E Duncan Drive, Savannah, MO 64485-1278
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+1 816-324-4720
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this museum at Christmas. It is a nice little museum full of Andrew County history, but at Christmas it takes on a whole new life! Several area businesses and local folks make up a Christmas tree to raffle off one night...More

Thank Ekekla08
Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the very nice review of an important event held at the Museum. The Winter Event has become one of the premier events of the community. Held the first Saturday of December each year, the opportunity to win one of some twenty fully...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

We just visited the Andrew County Museum on a dark, rainy chilly day. Cabin fever was setting after many similar days. We needed to get out in the world. After being told about it by a friend we decided on heading up north to the...More

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank your for the high rating and description of your visit. There are not many museums that tell the story of how living and working in rural America has changed from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century using the life experiences of families living...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of wonderful old picture about the county. A true history of the people and events that made nothwest Missouri a great place to grow up. I highly recommend it for everyone

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for the nice rating, review and recommendation. We attempted to tell the story of how life in rural America has changed since the 19th century using stories and pictures of local citizens and artifacts from the period.

Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

A wealth of information on rural life in Andrew County. So many exhibits on various ways of life. Including farms, stores, pictures. The lives of many come to life!More

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thank you for taking time to review our Museum exhibits, Tammy. We have used people, places and events in Andrew County's history to tell a story that is similar to many rural areas in the US. Along with our changing exhibits, we hope people will...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Andrew County Museum staff was the most welcoming we have ever experienced. A history time line at the beginning of the museum's display tour was very interesting, educational and well done. The time line starts with highlights first year of Andrew County, high lights...More

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

Thank you for the very nice review of our museum. We are glad you found the exhibit both interesting and educational. Our museum has attempted to tell a story of the changes that have occurred over the past 150 years or more in one rural...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped by here last month and couldn't have been more pleased. We were impressed not only by the informative and smartly arranged exhibitions on Andrew County's complex history, particularly in the years surrounding the Civil War. There was also the excellent guidance we got...More

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you for the nice review of our museum. We are glad you enjoyed the "A Rural Way of Life Exhibit" and that you were able to find information on ancestors that lived in the county. We hope you will have time to visit us...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum as part of the 175th celebration. What a wonderful way to celebrate the history of the area. It is truly a professional tribute to the people of Andrew County.More

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Staff and many volunteers worked long hours doing research, working with community members that donated items and fabricating the new "Leaders of Andrew County" exhibit in the Duncan Gallery. We are glad you and others enjoyed this new presentation which was part of the 175th...More

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We've been a few times in the past and I took my almost 9 year old today and spent over an hour looking at and doing all the hands on activities with him. It was fun to learn about our county and the past. The...More

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

The staff and board of directors are glad to hear that you and your "almost 9 year old" had fun learning about the county's history and the people that helped make it what we have today. The museum strives to be one of the best...More

Reviewed 26 August 2015

We were visiting Savannah, MO to search the city cemetery for relatives that were buried there, dating back to the 1700's. We learned of the museum from the Welcome Center on I-29. SO glad we found out about this place. We stopped there and Kathy...More

1  Thank ffritch
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Shockingly surprised by the extremely high quality of the displays. Amazing interactive displays mixed with perfectly preserved artifacts over 100 years old. The genealogy library is an amazing resource that most counties do not have. I highly recommend it for any rural schools or even...More

1  Thank Kyle A
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