See History Come Alive at Missouri Town 1855

See History Come Alive at Missouri Town 1855

Sitting on 30 acres, on the east side of Lake Jacomo is Missouri Town 1855. This open air museum contains more than 25 structures dating from the time just before the Civil War. Interpreters, dressed in period attire, interact with visitors to explain the lifestyle of the era.  Although Missouri Town was never an actual town, it was assembled to represent a mid-19th-century Missouri settlement. The assortment of buildings were moved to their current site from other locations in Missouri.

  Among the buildings you will find a church, law office, mercantile, schoolhouse, tavern, stagecoach stop, well house, barns, various homes, and more. They have workshops throughout the year, and the interpreters enjoy showing off the skills required for settlement life. Admission is $7.00 for adults, and $4.00 for seniors and children. Their web page will give hours, and includes a calendar that highlights special events.

 On Children’s Day, in June, they will feature kid’s games from the era, such as tug-of-war, marbles, and gunny sack races. Independence Day is celebrated with musket and cannon demonstrations, as well as patriotic speeches. Make a point of taking the kids or grand-kids for a visit this year, and show them what life was like without electronics.

By |2018-04-22T09:30:34+00:00January 8th, 2017|Historical Visits, Kid Friendly|0 Comments

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