St Joseph Museums Inc.

St Joseph Museums Inc. The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. is comprised of the Eckel architecture collection, Glore Psychiatric Museum, Black Archives Museum, Doll Museum, Native American and History Galleries, & Wyeth-Tootle Mansion.
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Currently housing a temporary exhibit on Kansas City, MO artist Arthur Kraft.

Operating as usual

Rustic Relics Model A group came to town this weekend and stopped by the Mansion and Museum.
07/17/2021

Rustic Relics Model A group came to town this weekend and stopped by the Mansion and Museum.

Rustic Relics Model A group came to town this weekend and stopped by the Mansion and Museum.

Today in 1945: Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin meet in Potsdam, Germany to determine what was going...
07/17/2021

Today in 1945: Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin meet in Potsdam, Germany to determine what was going to happen to Germany after WWII. Just 5 years earlier Truman was at the post office dedication in St. Joseph, MO, 1940. Photo taken by Frederick W. Slater for the St. Joseph News-Press. Senator at that time, Harry S. Truman attended the dedication. He is standing to the left of the Postmaster General, James A. Farley. #ShowMeSaturday

Today in 1945: Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin meet in Potsdam, Germany to determine what was going to happen to Germany after WWII. Just 5 years earlier Truman was at the post office dedication in St. Joseph, MO, 1940. Photo taken by Frederick W. Slater for the St. Joseph News-Press. Senator at that time, Harry S. Truman attended the dedication. He is standing to the left of the Postmaster General, James A. Farley. #ShowMeSaturday

Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and sing...
07/16/2021

Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer during the "Golden Age" of Hollywood and is often considered an American icon. Born in Independence, Missouri, and raised in Kansas City, Rogers and her family moved to Fort Worth, Texas when she was nine years old. During her long career, Rogers made 73 films and she ranks number 14 on the AFI's "100 Years...100 Stars list of female stars of classic American cinema." #FamousMissourian Pictured with famous partner Fred Astaire.

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our intern spotlight this week ...
07/15/2021

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our intern spotlight this week is Ruquael Williams. Ruquael is joining us from MWSU. Ruquael is an avid reader and her favorite book is Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters. She has been helping us complete projects for the Black Archives Museum and other museum management projects. #ThankfulThursday

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our intern spotlight this week is Ruquael Williams. Ruquael is joining us from MWSU. Ruquael is an avid reader and her favorite book is Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters. She has been helping us complete projects for the Black Archives Museum and other museum management projects. #ThankfulThursday

Today in 1874, almost 50 acres of Chicago is burned down during the Chicago Fire of 1874. Over 800 buildings are destroy...
07/14/2021

Today in 1874, almost 50 acres of Chicago is burned down during the Chicago Fire of 1874. Over 800 buildings are destroyed and approximately 20 people are killed. These postcards are of various Chicago fires, sent to Mr. John Haley here in St. Joseph between 1909 and 1912.

Happy National French Fry Day! These were members of the YMCA Y-Fry Club, 1940s. The club's purpose was to teach men how...
07/13/2021

Happy National French Fry Day! These were members of the YMCA Y-Fry Club, 1940s. The club's purpose was to teach men how to grill meats. Most of these photos are unidentified. You can help us identify them by commenting here or emailing [email protected]. We'd be happy to update our records. See these photos and more at https://hub.catalogit.app/5441

Prepare for the unexpected: Whether you are a library, archive, or museum, a disaster plan is an integral component of e...
07/12/2021
Missouri Association for Museums and Archives - MAMA Workshop: “Preparing for the Unexpected: Risk Assessment and Writing a Disaster -- sponsored by the Missouri Humanities CouncilPlan”

Prepare for the unexpected: Whether you are a library, archive, or museum, a disaster plan is an integral component of effective collections stewardship within your institution, but the preparation of a plan can be daunting. This workshop will be an overview of risk assessment as it pertains to collections-holding in central elements of emergency preparedness and explore ways to identify internal and external hazards in order to assess and mitigate the risks they pose. Then, participants will walk through the elements of a disaster plan, the process of updating the plan, and training and review methods.

#MansionMonday Monday memory test: Do you all remember in which room this painting is hung at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion?
07/12/2021

#MansionMonday Monday memory test: Do you all remember in which room this painting is hung at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion?

Today in 2002, the painting “The Massacre of the Innocents” by Peter Paul Rubens is sold at a Sotherby’s auction. It fet...
07/10/2021

Today in 2002, the painting “The Massacre of the Innocents” by Peter Paul Rubens is sold at a Sotherby’s auction. It fetched a price of approximately $76.2 million US dollars. This painting depicts the exodus to Egypt to escape Herod in Matthew 2:13-18. Bible pictured is from the Chester Lee and Gera Valee Smith family. The Bible is currently on display as part of the chapel exhibit on 3rd floor of the Glore Psychiatric Museum #ShowMeSaturday http://www.peter-paul-rubens.org/massacre-of-the-innocents/

Today in 2002, the painting “The Massacre of the Innocents” by Peter Paul Rubens is sold at a Sotherby’s auction. It fetched a price of approximately $76.2 million US dollars. This painting depicts the exodus to Egypt to escape Herod in Matthew 2:13-18. Bible pictured is from the Chester Lee and Gera Valee Smith family. The Bible is currently on display as part of the chapel exhibit on 3rd floor of the Glore Psychiatric Museum #ShowMeSaturday http://www.peter-paul-rubens.org/massacre-of-the-innocents/

One of our interns is requesting community help for her exhibit in the Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph
07/09/2021

One of our interns is requesting community help for her exhibit in the Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph

One of our interns is requesting community help for her exhibit in the Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph

Reminder we are currently adding to the Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph collection. You could earn a prize for any d...
07/09/2021

Reminder we are currently adding to the Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph collection. You could earn a prize for any donation you contribute to the Museum. Help save St. Joseph History! #FrederickAvenueFriday

Reminder we are currently adding to the Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph collection. You could earn a prize for any donation you contribute to the Museum. Help save St. Joseph History! #FrederickAvenueFriday

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our intern spotlight this week ...
07/08/2021

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our intern spotlight this week is April Cowan. April is entering her sophomore year at MWSU. She enjoys making and studying art, listening to music, and being out side. She is a huge fan of cheering on her family in athletics, but not participating herself. She's been helping us this summer on graphic design and exhibits. Her dream is to move to Maine. #ThankfulThursday

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our intern spotlight this week is April Cowan. April is entering her sophomore year at MWSU. She enjoys making and studying art, listening to music, and being out side. She is a huge fan of cheering on her family in athletics, but not participating herself. She's been helping us this summer on graphic design and exhibits. Her dream is to move to Maine. #ThankfulThursday

#WhatsitWednesday close up! This one is actually an item from the archives. Any guesses to what the larger document may ...
07/07/2021

#WhatsitWednesday close up! This one is actually an item from the archives. Any guesses to what the larger document may be?

#WhatsitWednesday close up! This one is actually an item from the archives. Any guesses to what the larger document may be?

Fun summer weather escape
07/06/2021

Fun summer weather escape

It's hot outside, but it's cool inside the Regal Hollywood Stadium 10 - St. Joseph! Join them today for the Canned Film Festival at 1:00pm
*a canned food is your admission to the movie!!

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#capstjoe #enjoyamovie #cannedfood

#ToyTuesday featuring a doll size cradle board from the Plains region.
07/06/2021

#ToyTuesday featuring a doll size cradle board from the Plains region.

#ToyTuesday featuring a doll size cradle board from the Plains region.

Two 1954 snapshots of Jim Riney, brother-in-law of Harold Dugdale, posing with the taxidermy grizzly bear downed by Dugd...
07/05/2021

Two 1954 snapshots of Jim Riney, brother-in-law of Harold Dugdale, posing with the taxidermy grizzly bear downed by Dugdale. This bear was displayed at Dugdale Packing for a number of years and later donated to the St. Joseph Museum where it is still on exhibit at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion. #MansionMonday

Two 1954 snapshots of Jim Riney, brother-in-law of Harold Dugdale, posing with the taxidermy grizzly bear downed by Dugdale. This bear was displayed at Dugdale Packing for a number of years and later donated to the St. Joseph Museum where it is still on exhibit at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion. #MansionMonday

07/04/2021
#SundayFunday Reminder we have our next Doll Club meeting July 11th. The girls will get their own light up patriotic cro...
07/04/2021

#SundayFunday Reminder we have our next Doll Club meeting July 11th. The girls will get their own light up patriotic crown like Molly. We will be exploring a few different aspects of World War II. More info on the Facebook event, and link to register at https://fb.me/e/KuSgQw4e

Register now!
07/03/2021
Register now!

Register now!

The Center for Entrepreneurship will host seven free workshops for entrepreneurs. This is free and open to the community. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Missouri Western State University is still closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control

Today in 1962 Jackie Robinson enters the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He’s the first African-American ball player to ...
07/03/2021

Today in 1962 Jackie Robinson enters the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He’s the first African-American ball player to be inducted.
Coming soon to the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion: an Americana exhibit featuring local baseball history thanks to summer intern Cameron Massieon. #ShowMeSaturday Pictured are signed "Legends Luncheon" poster featuring Buck O'Neil & Fred White. Willie Wilson autographed baseball card. Both are from our Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph.

07/03/2021
Today in 1698 the first steam engine is patented by Thomas Savery. First photo is of a model steam engine. The second ph...
07/02/2021

Today in 1698 the first steam engine is patented by Thomas Savery. First photo is of a model steam engine. The second photo is of the Missouri Engine, Hannibal & St. Joseph RR, c. 1870. Locomotives like this were powered by steam engines to drive the main wheel much like the model. This train brought the first Pony Express mail across the state of Missouri in record time April 3, 1860. #FrederickAvenueFriday

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. One of those interns is Cameron...
07/01/2021

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. One of those interns is Cameron Massieon. Cameron is 19 and just completed his first year at Truman State University. He likes maps, Settlers of Catan, Godzilla movies, vanilla ice cream, and has a 13 year old basset hound named Clarence! "I am very excited to be doing this internship this summer!" #ThankfulThursday

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. One of those interns is Cameron Massieon. Cameron is 19 and just completed his first year at Truman State University. He likes maps, Settlers of Catan, Godzilla movies, vanilla ice cream, and has a 13 year old basset hound named Clarence! "I am very excited to be doing this internship this summer!" #ThankfulThursday

#WhatsItWednesday reveal time! It was a section of engine in the Yellow Rose Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The Yellow Rose was ...
06/30/2021

#WhatsItWednesday reveal time! It was a section of engine in the Yellow Rose Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The Yellow Rose was made my students at Woodson Children's Psychiatric Hospital. The Monte Carlo's first model year was 1970. Today in 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off of the Flint Michigan assembly line.

#WhatsItWednesday reveal time! It was a section of engine in the Yellow Rose Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The Yellow Rose was made my students at Woodson Children's Psychiatric Hospital. The Monte Carlo's first model year was 1970. Today in 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off of the Flint Michigan assembly line.

The Museum will be open normal hours Saturday and Monday for guests.
06/30/2021

The Museum will be open normal hours Saturday and Monday for guests.

The Museum will be open normal hours Saturday and Monday for guests.

Today in 1956 The Federal Aid Highway Act was officially signed. This act created the U.S Interstate Highway System. Pho...
06/29/2021

Today in 1956 The Federal Aid Highway Act was officially signed. This act created the U.S Interstate Highway System. Photos are of a wooden pine derby car created by a patient at the State Hospital and an early 1900s red metal car with movable topper #ToyTuesday

Ruth Warrick was born today in 1916. Linked here is the online exhibit we have on Ruth, https://stjosephmuseum.wixsite.c...
06/28/2021

Ruth Warrick was born today in 1916. Linked here is the online exhibit we have on Ruth, https://stjosephmuseum.wixsite.com/ruthwarrick
Photograph is of her 5 keys to various cities across the US. #MansionMonday #FamousMissourian

Ruth Warrick was born today in 1916. Linked here is the online exhibit we have on Ruth, https://stjosephmuseum.wixsite.com/ruthwarrick
Photograph is of her 5 keys to various cities across the US. #MansionMonday #FamousMissourian

Today in 1870 Christmas officially becomes a federal holiday. Abbott Family c. 1950, 1st Santa photo taken at Modern Har...
06/26/2021

Today in 1870 Christmas officially becomes a federal holiday. Abbott Family c. 1950, 1st Santa photo taken at Modern Hardware on 26th Street here in town. #ShowMeSaturday

Calling all museum supporters and closet cleaners! We are in need of shoeboxes for a children's program on August 8th. C...
06/25/2021

Calling all museum supporters and closet cleaners! We are in need of shoeboxes for a children's program on August 8th. Currently accepting shoebox or similar size box donations at the 3406 Frederick avenue site. Dig Day covering archaeology and dinosaurs will include one of these personal dig site boxes for each of our 24 kids. Watch for the Facebook event to come out Sunday! Photo of a similar plastic model.

Calling all museum supporters and closet cleaners! We are in need of shoeboxes for a children's program on August 8th. Currently accepting shoebox or similar size box donations at the 3406 Frederick avenue site. Dig Day covering archaeology and dinosaurs will include one of these personal dig site boxes for each of our 24 kids. Watch for the Facebook event to come out Sunday! Photo of a similar plastic model.

Large kewpie collection at our neighbor Andrew County Museum
06/25/2021

Large kewpie collection at our neighbor Andrew County Museum

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our first intern spotlight is S...
06/24/2021

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our first intern spotlight is Solveig Klarin. Solveig is working towards her Master's of Arts in History at UMKC. Her dream vacation would be to Hobbiton in New Zealand. She enjoys a good episode binge of The Great British Baking Show, and is currently helping us work on archaeological collections and planning our August Dig Day event. "I have gained so much experience and a wealth of knowledge that I hope to use in the future." #ThankfulThursday

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our first intern spotlight is Solveig Klarin. Solveig is working towards her Master's of Arts in History at UMKC. Her dream vacation would be to Hobbiton in New Zealand. She enjoys a good episode binge of The Great British Baking Show, and is currently helping us work on archaeological collections and planning our August Dig Day event. "I have gained so much experience and a wealth of knowledge that I hope to use in the future." #ThankfulThursday

#WhatsitWednesday close up time again! Any guesses to this week's collection item?
06/23/2021

#WhatsitWednesday close up time again! Any guesses to this week's collection item?

#WhatsitWednesday close up time again! Any guesses to this week's collection item?

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3406 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO
64506

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(816) 232-8471

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A fascinating adventure into an exciting display of history awaits you at the St. Joseph Museums. Located 30 minutes from the Kansas City, Missouri, airport, the St. Joseph Museums offer a full schedule of award-winning exhibits that will stir new thoughts and observations about the shaping of history in the Midwest and across the country. You’ll learn unique stories, enjoy unusual visual art, and gain new insight into a variety of areas.

The St. Joseph Museums offer not just one destination for your day trip, but a family of museums with exhibits to captivate visitors: the Glore Psychiatric Museum, American Indian and History Galleries of the St. Joseph Museum, Black Archives Museum, and the Doll Museum are located at 3406 Frederick Avenue, just off of I-29 Highway at exit 47. In Downtown St. Joseph, visit the 1879 Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, 1100 Charles Street.

For a memorable experience, make plans to take in these exciting exhibits at St. Joseph Museums:

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Thank you to your crew for participating in the trunk or treat tonight! We had a blast!
looking for info. on marth ewing kenede on her writings.
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5 museums in one place!
Stopped by for the Missouri Business Podcast Commerce Communiction Quest!
Stopped by for the Missouri Business Podcast Commerce Connection Quest!
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Photo from workshop May 16. View of Twin Spires from south lawn of Wyeth-Tootle Mansion. Taken with an iPhone 8 plus.
The St Joseph Fire Museum is open today August today August 19th and 20th 8am to 4pm. Free admission