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Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives

Love these beautifully drawn maps preserved at the Missouri State Archives -- confluence of the Missouri and the Mississippi. ... See MoreSee Less

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Remembering Cecil McRorey of Excelsior Springs, who was three weeks shy of 25 when he died on June 6, 1944, in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Learn more about the local men who gave the last full measure of devotion to the cause of liberty 75 years ago, including the story of the four men (two were cousins) killed when a German E-boat caught wind of "Exercise Tiger," a training exercise a few weeks before the invasion. New display on view now at the Museum. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Museum is closed over the Memorial Day weekend so that our volunteers may enjoy the holiday with their families. We'll reopen Tuesday at 11 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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