The Boone County History & Culture Center is central Missouri’s premier destination for local history, art, author events and concerts. The center consists of 5,000 square feet of history exhibits, the 3,000 square foot Montminy Art Gallery, five adjacent historic homes in the Village at Boone Junction, a genealogy library, meeting space, and a museum store. Located in Columbia, Missouri (aka “College Town USA”) and halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis on interstate 70, the Boone County History & Culture Center is a must-see stop for tourists who would enjoy discovering the art and history of the midwestern community that is home to the oldest public university west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri.
5. Carondelet History Museum – Susan Blow’s Kindergarten
6303 Michigan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111, USA
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The Carondelet Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and presenting the heritage of our unique community. Carondelet was formerly an independent village, town, then city, and is now a neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. The Carondelet History Museum is the site of Susan Blow’s Des Peres School, founded in 1873 as the first publicly funded Kindergarten in the United States. It is also home of the Frederick Bouchein Library, one of the finest historical libraries and archives in the region.
Founded in 1994, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents modern and contemporary art of the highest quality and significance. It collects, preserves, documents, interprets, and exhibits a growing permanent collection; develops and presents special exhibitions; and offers a variety of educational programs. Admission is always free and the Museum serves a diverse and inclusive public population.
Laumeier Sculpture Park presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Free and open daily, Laumeier serves 300,000 visitors of all ages each year through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.
Four Great Museums, One Great Location. The award-winning Glore Psychiatric Museum chronicles the 130-year history of the state hospital and centuries of mental health treatment. It is located on the adjoining grounds of the original state hospital. The American Indian Galleries features, “Lines and Legacies: The Harry L. George American Indian Collection”. Harry George amassed one of the largest and best documented collections of American Indian objects from the late 1800s and early 1900s. This wing of the museum also features changing exhibits on various aspects of St. Joseph history. The Black Archives Museum showcases the achievements and contributions of St. Joseph, Missouri’s, African-American citizens. Exhibits span the Civil War, jazz legends known worldwide, sports heroes and local individuals whose civic and community leadership have changed our lives. To get a taste of European architecture, make sure to visit the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion of the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, 1100 Charles Street, St. Joseph, Missouri, provides an accessible (and unforgettable) experience.