Andrew County Museum

Andrew County Museum Andrew County Museum celebrates a rural way of life and the history of Andrew County, Missouri through exhibits, programs, publications, and special events.

The award winning exhibit titled "A Rural Way of Life", interprets the rich heritage of Andrew County from 1841 into the 21st century. It explores the history of farming, as well as small towns by comparing and contrasting life on the farm with small town living showing change over time. * Learn how families pulled together to make their farms a success. *View how kitchens in farmhouses 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 program from the 1930s.

c.1976 Bicentennial pin with 3 Kewpies representing 2 drummers and a fifer with a Revolution flag.  The bottom has "The ...
07/04/2019

c.1976
Bicentennial pin with 3 Kewpies representing 2 drummers and a fifer with a Revolution flag. The bottom has "The Spirit of '76". From the Mabel Duncan Dray collection.

c.1908-1912 Happy 4th of July!!
Black and white sepia tone photograph mounted on white veneer cardboard mat. Photo is titled "the 4th at Whitesville".
Photograph shows portion of a Fourth of July parade in progress or preparing to start. Photograph taken from center of road, focused on two large horse drawn floats.

Happy 4th of July! As we celebrate today, let's take a moment to thank the brave men and women who have given us their a...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July! As we celebrate today, let's take a moment to thank the brave men and women who have given us their all for our freedom.

Photo of the inside of the Evangelical Church, outside of Cosby, MO, with the American Flag on display. circa unknown.

c.1909 Group picture taken at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Savannah, Missouri of the Epworth League. The Epworth League was an organization of youth for better intelligence and understanding.
The back of the altar is decorated with two American flags with a banner over top and greenery surrounding each side. To the center where flags meet is a cross where "E" is on the left arm and "L" is on the right arm. The center of the cross has "Look Up Lift Up" printed on a ring.
The very top of the picture has an electric chandelier! Remember it's 1909. ("Thomas Edison was finally able to produce a reliable, long-lasting electric light bulb in his lab. By the end of the 1880's some cities had electrical stations that were able to power only a few city blocks." Resource from tvakids.com.)

c. unknown.  Photograph of Harry Duncan in his white naval uniform, in a frame from Loomis Studios, Savannah, MO.  Appea...
07/01/2019

c. unknown. Photograph of Harry Duncan in his white naval uniform, in a frame from Loomis Studios, Savannah, MO. Appears to have a star detail added on the breast pocket. Photo is mounted in a decorative oval mat, surrounded by floral embossed detail.

c.1952? Black and white photograph of two young boys drinking sodas in glass bottles standing in a front yard, with a sm...
06/24/2019

c.1952? Black and white photograph of two young boys drinking sodas in glass bottles standing in a front yard, with a small hedge. Possibly this is 3rd Street in Savannah. Any thoughts about this?
On the back, in pencil "- Bible school- Dickie Brown, Gary, '52?" Year appears to be in a different hand.

06/17/2019

Three light blue Amazonia State Bank checks with red text, signed by Philip Vetter. Have perforations on left edge.
a) Dated September 4th, 1904 for $200. Blue Amazonia State Bank stamp in center. b) Dated December 7th, 1907 for $123.45. Blue Amazonia State Bank stamp in center. c) Dated December 4th, 1908 for $68.25. Faded blue Amazonia State Bank stamp in left corner.
I know the checks look pink, but they really are blue!

Is anyone going to be in Iowa this week? Free tickets for the Circus at the Museum - come by.
06/14/2019

Is anyone going to be in Iowa this week? Free tickets for the Circus at the Museum - come by.

June 14th is Flag Day!Both of these ceramic and cloth dolls are from the Mabel Duncan Dray Collection.
06/14/2019

June 14th is Flag Day!

Both of these ceramic and cloth dolls are from the Mabel Duncan Dray Collection.

Does anyone recognize these shoes?These were left at the Vintage Tractor Show Saturday. M
06/12/2019

Does anyone recognize these shoes?
These were left at the Vintage Tractor Show Saturday. M

Contest winners from Saturday’s Vintage Tractor & Ag Show.Thanks to all who participated!
06/11/2019

Contest winners from Saturday’s Vintage Tractor & Ag Show.
Thanks to all who participated!

Contest winners from Saturday’s Vintage Tractor & Ag Show.Thanks to all who participated!
06/11/2019

Contest winners from Saturday’s Vintage Tractor & Ag Show.
Thanks to all who participated!

Contest winners from Saturday’s Vintage Tractor & Ag Show.Thanks to all who participated!
06/11/2019

Contest winners from Saturday’s Vintage Tractor & Ag Show.
Thanks to all who participated!

Contest winners from Saturday’s Vintage Tractor & Ag Show.Thanks to all who participated!
06/11/2019

Contest winners from Saturday’s Vintage Tractor & Ag Show.
Thanks to all who participated!

Boys scouts from the past (50 years ago).
06/10/2019

Boys scouts from the past (50 years ago).

c.1923A scan of a colorized photograph of the Lester Fothergill home. It is on a convex surface with a "trompe l'oeill" ...
06/10/2019

c.1923
A scan of a colorized photograph of the Lester Fothergill home. It is on a convex surface with a "trompe l'oeill" wooden oval frame.
On back is written "1923 or about".
Can anyone tell me the children's names of Helen and Lester Fothergill?

25" x 18.75" with frame.

Scar On The Sky Imagery
06/09/2019

Scar On The Sky Imagery

If you haven't been to the Andrew County Museum I highly recommend it.

Ramona Boatright entered a coconut cream pie and a cherry pie!
06/08/2019

Ramona Boatright entered a coconut cream pie and a cherry pie!

Stephanie Smith shared her pie making talent for the contest!
06/08/2019

Stephanie Smith shared her pie making talent for the contest!

Kay Blair with her perfect pecan pie entry!
06/08/2019

Kay Blair with her perfect pecan pie entry!

This pie entry won't hide behind shades!  Thank you Beverly Null!😎
06/08/2019

This pie entry won't hide behind shades! Thank you Beverly Null!😎

Donna Kothe entered this wonderful pie straight from the oven!
06/08/2019

Donna Kothe entered this wonderful pie straight from the oven!

Teresa Wright shows her artistic and baking abilities with her cherry pie🍒
06/08/2019

Teresa Wright shows her artistic and baking abilities with her cherry pie🍒

Katie Fields brought two outstanding entries!  Raspberry and mile high peanut butter brownie pie!
06/08/2019

Katie Fields brought two outstanding entries! Raspberry and mile high peanut butter brownie pie!

Friday Ramsey and her pecan pie delight!
06/08/2019

Friday Ramsey and her pecan pie delight!

Donna Polsgrove enters a delicious strawberry, soda cracker pie in ACM contest🍓
06/08/2019

Donna Polsgrove enters a delicious strawberry, soda cracker pie in ACM contest🍓

Watch the Vintage Tractor Parade tomorrow (Saturday).It leaves Museum at 4:30, Duncan Drive past High School, Williams a...
06/08/2019

Watch the Vintage Tractor Parade tomorrow (Saturday).
It leaves Museum at 4:30, Duncan Drive past High School, Williams across 71 to 1st St, left on 1st to Main, Main past Library to 6th, left on 6th to Market, Market to1st, left on 1st, 1st St to Williams, right on Williams, back to Duncan, left and back to Museum

It’s almost here.Park west of building, or south side of Clasbey or at high school Tractors come in by High School on ...
06/08/2019

It’s almost here.
Park west of building, or south side of Clasbey or at high school
Tractors come in by High School on Arbor
Park trailers at high school
** If you have trouble walking from the parking place call the Museum at 324-4720. ** We will send golf cart.

Andrew County Museum
06/05/2019

Andrew County Museum

Hosting the Chamber today at the Museum today.

Hosting the Chamber today at the Museum today.
06/05/2019

Hosting the Chamber today at the Museum today.

06/04/2019
Savannah Chamber Of Commerce

Check out the scoop on our Vintage Tractor & Ag Show this Saturday! Thanks to Mary Ingersoll and the Savannah Chamber of Commerce.

Big Tractor Event this Saturday at Andrew County Museum!

c.Unknown  Wooden box with finger-jointed corners and an open top.  "TOMATOES / PACKED BY  / SAVANNAH CANNING CO. / SAVA...
06/03/2019

c.Unknown Wooden box with finger-jointed corners and an open top. "TOMATOES / PACKED BY / SAVANNAH CANNING CO. / SAVANNAH, MO." is stamped in black on each end of the box. Both ends are made from (2) pieces of wood that are held together by (2) metal wires on the inside of the box. The bottom of the box is made of (2) pieces of pressed wood and is not original to the box.

Are you a pie baker? We need you!!
05/27/2019

Are you a pie baker? We need you!!

Come today, Monday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.Bring your lawn chair and come to the Memorial Day event at the Savannah Cemete...
05/27/2019

Come today, Monday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.
Bring your lawn chair and come to the Memorial Day event at the Savannah Cemetery.

c.1945Three teachers standing, probably, in front of the SHS on Chestnut Street.  Julia Young, Annie _____ and Era Nicho...
05/20/2019

c.1945
Three teachers standing, probably, in front of the SHS on Chestnut Street. Julia Young, Annie _____ and Era Nicholas. I need help with Annie's last name! Thank you!
On back: "Dec. 1945. Julia, Annie & Era"

A huge thank you to these Rosendale Garden Club members for their work in the ACM flower garden!!Cynthia Simon, Dawn Bla...
05/17/2019

A huge thank you to these Rosendale Garden Club members for their work in the ACM flower garden!!
Cynthia Simon, Dawn Blair, Linda Atkins, Sue McClaran, Jackie Lightle, Theresa Wilson, Judy Wright and helper Rob Wright

Graduates of surrounding schools.c.1957, 1959, 1959 and 1968
05/17/2019

Graduates of surrounding schools.
c.1957, 1959, 1959 and 1968

Some fun pics from 50 years ago this week . . .
05/16/2019

Some fun pics from 50 years ago this week . . .

A great gathering for our May Veterans’ Coffee! Thanks to all of our veterans and guests for another season of coffees...
05/16/2019

A great gathering for our May Veterans’ Coffee! Thanks to all of our veterans and guests for another season of coffees.

Thanks to Kyle Willoughby and the LifeNet crew for flying in to attend our May Veterans’ Coffee!
05/16/2019

Thanks to Kyle Willoughby and the LifeNet crew for flying in to attend our May Veterans’ Coffee!

Come for the Veterans’ Coffee!  Kyle Willoughby, one of our Andrew County veterans, will have the LifeNet helicopter h...
05/15/2019

Come for the Veterans’ Coffee! Kyle Willoughby, one of our Andrew County veterans, will have the LifeNet helicopter here at the Museum.

c.1919 Donated from The Harry and Anneliese Duncan Collection.Congratulations to all of our wonderful 2019 Graduates of ...
05/13/2019

c.1919 Donated from The Harry and Anneliese Duncan Collection.

Congratulations to all of our wonderful 2019 Graduates of Andrew County! We wish you all the best in your new endeavors! What you do really matters.

For example, this small pennant has survived 100 years! What great accomplishments will you leave as your legacy? Something to consider!

Hope you can come!
05/10/2019

Hope you can come!

Teacher appreciation 🎓
05/07/2019

Teacher appreciation 🎓

More pictures from our afternoon with Dr. John
05/06/2019

More pictures from our afternoon with Dr. John

A great time with Dr. John at the Museum Sunday!
05/06/2019

A great time with Dr. John at the Museum Sunday!

c.1938? This is a school picture. Probably standing in front of Rosendale school. If anyone knows the exact year, locati...
05/06/2019

c.1938? This is a school picture. Probably standing in front of Rosendale school. If anyone knows the exact year, location and unknown student names please let us know! Thank you!

On back: "Opal Yoder, Teacher
Back 1. Louella Mae 2. Virginia Cobb 3. John Neely 4. Bill Weaver 5. Gerald 6. Harold Estes 7. Dean Hadorn
Middle 1. Winifred 2. Vivian 3. Virginia 4. Norma Wilson 5. Betty Jean Dougan 6. Betty Lou Corder [sic?] / 7. Carol 8. Dana Richards
Front 1. Robert Morrow 2. Robert Lee 3. J. Lee Baum 4. Lorren J. Rankin 5. Curtis Hartley 6. __."

Address

202 E Duncan Dr
Savannah, MO
64485

Drive on good public streets

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(816) 324-4720

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