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Salt Sulphur Spring Pavilion by Elms Hotel

Salt Sulphur Spring Pavilion by Elms Hotel

DX Station on Thompson Ave

DX Station on Thompson Ave

Regent Spring Park with Swinging Bridge in the background

Regent Spring Park with Swinging Bridge in the background

Original Siloam Spring Pavilion - 1888

Original Siloam Spring Pavilion - 1888

Siloam Spring Pavilion & Sulpho Saline Pavilion - 1905

Siloam Spring Pavilion & Sulpho Saline Pavilion - 1905

Excelsior Springs Mineral Water Bottling Company

Excelsior Springs Mineral Water Bottling Company

Wales Lake
Sheraton Elms Tallyho

Sheraton Elms Tallyho

Broadway Buffet (aka Atlas)

Broadway Buffet (aka Atlas)

Milwaukee Depot

Milwaukee Depot

Blenders Restaurant (later Gold Dust)

Blenders Restaurant (later Gold Dust)

Riding Club in front of Benton Hotel

Riding Club in front of Benton Hotel

Wabash Depot (now Wabash BBQ)

Wabash Depot (now Wabash BBQ)

Jones Soda Well

Jones Soda Well

Excelsior Springs Hunt Club

Excelsior Springs Hunt Club

Castle Rock Hotel (later Spa View Nursing Home)

Castle Rock Hotel (later Spa View Nursing Home)

Tryst Falls

Tryst Falls

John Q Taxpayer - in front of Hall of Waters

John Q Taxpayer - in front of Hall of Waters

First Elms Hotel - 1888

First Elms Hotel - 1888

Excelsior Springs Fair Association Harness Race - 1909

Excelsior Springs Fair Association Harness Race - 1909

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2019
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May 11-12 : Second Weekends in Excelsior Springs

Jun 21: Waterfest/beer tent

November 7: Museum Annual Dinner

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Today’s Excelsior Springs Standard has an ad seeking bids for the rehabilitation of the Dunbar bridge. On April 8, 1908, work began on the Dunbar bridge. In October of that year, the Standard reported that 164 men and 41 teams of horses were working to finish Dunbar Avenue. The street was blasted out of solid rock. The winding boulevard in Forest Park was designed for what we used to call “Sunday drives.” "When it is paved, it will be one of the prettiest drives in the city," the Standard writer said. The undated postcard below likely was printed circa 1909-1910. Be sure to check out the Museum's great postcard collection when you visit! ... See MoreSee Less

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Drive By, Drop In Museum Fundraiser This Weekend
Keep an eye out for volunteers from the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives today and tomorrow. Be sure to “Drop in the Bucket” today from 3 to 7 p.m. and again Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers in reflective gear will be at the intersection of Highway 10 and Kansas City Avenue, near the Mill Inn and Colony Plaza. Please be generous – support your local Museum! Each person making a donation will receive one “free admission" coupon for entry to the Museum. The Museum at 101 East Broadway is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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The Museum will be closed today due to a shortage of available volunteers. Be sure to visit us next week -- we'll be open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. P.S. If you'd like to help tell the story of Excelsior Springs to our visitors, stop in and ask to be a volunteer. We need you!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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