Excelsior Springs
John Q Taxpayer - in front of Hall of Waters
Jones Soda Well
Siloam Spring Pavilion & Sulpho Saline Pavilion - 1905
Excelsior Springs Fair Association Harness Race - 1909
Sheraton Elms Tallyho
Castle Rock Hotel (later Spa View Nursing Home)
Regent Spring Park with Swinging Bridge in the background
Excelsior Springs Hunt Club
Wabash Depot (now Wabash BBQ)
Original Siloam Spring Pavilion - 1888
First Elms Hotel - 1888
Excelsior Springs Mineral Water Bottling Company
Blenders Restaurant (later Gold Dust)
Riding Club in front of Benton Hotel
Milwaukee Depot
Salt Sulphur Spring Pavilion by Elms Hotel
Broadway Buffet (aka Atlas)
DX Station on Thompson Ave
Excelsior Springs John Q Taxpayer - in front of Hall of Waters Jones Soda Well Siloam Spring Pavilion & Sulpho Saline Pavilion - 1905 Excelsior Springs Fair Association Harness Race - 1909 Sheraton Elms Tallyho Castle Rock Hotel (later Spa View Nursing Home) Regent Spring Park with Swinging Bridge in the background Excelsior Springs Hunt Club Wabash Depot (now Wabash BBQ) Original Siloam Spring Pavilion - 1888 First Elms Hotel - 1888 Excelsior Springs Mineral Water Bottling Company Blenders Restaurant (later Gold Dust) Riding Club in front of Benton Hotel Milwaukee Depot Salt Sulphur Spring Pavilion by Elms Hotel Broadway Buffet (aka Atlas) DX Station on Thompson Ave

2020
Mark Your Calendars!

    Museum is temporarily closed. Please keep checking the website for updates about the reopening date and rescheduled events.

    Mar. 21:  Trivia Contest [postponed - date to be announced later]

    Apr. 4: Tour of Historic Churches [postponed - date to be announced later]

    Apr. 20: Game Day [postponed - date to be announced later]

    May 1-2: Bucket Drop [postponed - date to be announced later]

    Jul. 13-18: Rummage Sale [postponed - date to be announced later]

    Aug. 17: Game Day.

    Aug. 10: 1 p.m., Clay County kickoff of Missouri Bicentennial celebration at the Hall of Waters. Charisma Group meets at the Museum at 11:30 a.m.

    Oct. 17: Trivia Night.

    Nov. 12: Museum Annual Dinner

    Nov. 21: City’s Christmas Kickoff – Hot chocolate at the Museum.

    Dec. 1: Museum closes for winter break.

    Facebook Posts

    Another lost art.#MakerMonday

    If you're using this time to perfect your breadmaking skills, here's your chance to hone your butter-churning skills too!

    William Joseph Magee filed this patent for "Churn Power" in 1890, but we figure the butter-churning game probably hasn't changed much in 130 years, right...?

    Discover this and other Patent Case Files from our holdings in the National Archives Catalog: catalog.archives.gov/id/24267202.
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    Great resource!Have you explored the photographs of military service members in the records of the National Archives?

    Staff from the Still Picture Branch have made a digitized portion of their U.S. Army "personality index" available for searching in the National Archives Catalog. This recent blog post is full of valuable information to help you with your search.

    Learn more: unwritten-record.blogs.archives.gov/2020/05/12/how-to-search-still-photographs-for-army-personali....

    Image: “Bastogne, Belgium–Weary infantrymen of the 110th Regt., 28th Div., US 1st Army following the German breakthrough in that area. The enemy overran their battalion. (L-R) Pvt. Adam H. Davis and T/S Milford A. Sillars. Dec. 19, 1944.” Local Identifier: 111-SC-198304.
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    Excelsior Springs poet William Ellsworth Fowler prayed in honor of WWI soldiers fighting in France in May 1918. A fitting tribute as we mark Memorial Day 102 years later. ... See MoreSee Less

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    We'd love to see lots of "Excelsior Springs Proud" t-shirts around the area this summer!!! And of course, we'd really love it if you would type in the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives as your donation pick!Looking for a way to support local businesses in Clay? Support tourism destinations, businesses and events by purchasing a limited edition tee by showing your community's pride!

    NKC, Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Smithville, Liberty, Gladstone, KC

    Shirts are just $20 with $15 from each purchase going to the Clay County park, restaurant, winery, brewery, hotel, historic business, community event or festival event of your choice. (Applies to any destination promoted through Clay County Tourism.)

    Hurry - shirts are only available to order May 4th -24th (will be distributed June 15th– June 26th). ClayCommunityFundraiser.com
    #SpiritofTravel #VisitClay
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