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

2020
Mark Your Calendars!

    Museum is closed until at least May 1. 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, corner Hwy 10 and KC Avenue

    Jul. 13-18: Rummage Sale

    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.

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    Boy will the Museum have lots to show off when it once again is safe to do so! Fortunately, the Museum did receive and install our four new display cases before the coronavirus crisis hit ... and our volunteers were able to start work on installing this year's exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first federal election in which women were allowed to vote. They did a great job! Another new display showcasing local business and other signage (from our collections) is awaiting installation. And lots of other projects are in various stages -- such as a fresh coat of varnish for the Milwaukee Depot bench! We hope you'll check out our rotating window displays (on the Francis side) now and throughout the year (although, sadly, we did de-install the church tour pictures until the way is clear to reschedule.) While we're closed for now, our website www.esmuseum.com is always available to join or renew memberships, request research and buy items from our gift shop. (Fulfillment may be slow -- please bear with us!) We're continuing to preserve our community's historical items, and we'll be here to serve the community when the crisis abates. Everyone, stay healthy and safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Some good advice on "Keeping Your Balance" from a columnist in McClure's magazine, reprinted in the Excelsior Springs Standard on March 11, 1918. The war was raging in Europe, and local boys were facing the worst of it on the front lines in France. The "Spanish flu" pandemic was sweeping the nation. Many parallels with today. We may not take too many rail trips or ocean voyages or buggy rides today, but the message of keeping centered and focused on the future still resonates. ... See MoreSee Less

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