Salt Sulphur Spring Pavilion by Elms Hotel

Salt Sulphur Spring Pavilion by Elms Hotel

Tryst Falls

Tryst Falls

Wales Lake
Broadway Buffet (aka Atlas)

Broadway Buffet (aka Atlas)

Excelsior Springs Fair Association Harness Race - 1909

Excelsior Springs Fair Association Harness Race - 1909

Riding Club in front of Benton Hotel

Riding Club in front of Benton Hotel

Siloam Spring Pavilion & Sulpho Saline Pavilion - 1905

Siloam Spring Pavilion & Sulpho Saline Pavilion - 1905

First Elms Hotel - 1888

First Elms Hotel - 1888

Excelsior Springs Hunt Club

Excelsior Springs Hunt Club

John Q Taxpayer - in front of Hall of Waters

John Q Taxpayer - in front of Hall of Waters

Blenders Restaurant (later Gold Dust)

Blenders Restaurant (later Gold Dust)

Castle Rock Hotel (later Spa View Nursing Home)

Castle Rock Hotel (later Spa View Nursing Home)

Milwaukee Depot

Milwaukee Depot

Excelsior Springs Mineral Water Bottling Company

Excelsior Springs Mineral Water Bottling Company

Wabash Depot (now Wabash BBQ)

Wabash Depot (now Wabash BBQ)

Original Siloam Spring Pavilion - 1888

Original Siloam Spring Pavilion - 1888

DX Station on Thompson Ave

DX Station on Thompson Ave

Jones Soda Well

Jones Soda Well

Regent Spring Park with Swinging Bridge in the background

Regent Spring Park with Swinging Bridge in the background

Sheraton Elms Tallyho

Sheraton Elms Tallyho

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2019
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    October 19: Trivia Night at Veterans Memorial Hall

    November 7: Museum Annual Dinner

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    Attention Sisk Descendants and Relations! Around 1851, three Sisk brothers -- Allen, Bartlett and Lawson -- left their father Lawson Sisk and grandfather Bartlett Sisk in Tennessee to build a new life for their families in Missouri. They and generations of Sisk descendants made their mark on Fishing River Township and eventually helped lead the growth of Excelsior Springs. We're working on the next "Founding Family" exhibit now. If you have photos or artifacts that would help us tell the story of the Sisks (or can help identify photos already in the Museum's collections), please visit the Museum Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-4 pm. Stayed tuned for news of the opening reception! ... See MoreSee Less

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    The Museum will be closed this Saturday so that our volunteers may enjoy the long Labor Day weekend with their families. We'll reopen Tuesday as usual at 11 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Wow! Can you believe this beautiful "Whimsical Christmas" basket, filled to the brim with fun items! It's on display now at the Museum (check out our new "Back to School" display in the Francis windows, too!). Raffle begins Monday at Card & Game Day and will continue through the Annual Dinner, when the winning ticket will be drawn. You won't need to be present to win, but we'd sure love to have you come and support us at our Annual Dinner on Nov. 7! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives

    Missouri trails, 1922 version.#OnThisDay in 1921, to commemorate Missouri’s first 100 years of statehood, Gov. Arthur M. Hyde signed the Centennial Road Law during a special legislative session, creating the first bipartisan State Highway Commission. The measure empowered the commission to locate, design, construct and maintain a statewide public highway system, the basis of which we still use today.

    Pictured is a route map from the Missouri State Highway Commission’s 1922 Annual Report.
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    Special displays honoring the 50 year and 60 year classes of ESHS at the Museum now. Welcome all visiting alums -- lots of memories here at your local Museum! Museum is open 11-4, Tues-Sat. ... See MoreSee Less

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