The Museum will be closed throughout the holiday weekend, reopening Tuesday at 11 a.m. Here's a bit of local history to tide you over: the preparations in 1906 for the Fourth of July celebration included a parade, band concerts, a ball game in Elms Park and a balloon ascension! Click on the image to read all about it. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Waterfest Quilt Show by the Calico Quilters drew many visitors this past weekend, but perhaps these two were most surprised by the awesome quilts on display! Deborah Calloway and Vanessa Williams found their names on the Museum's own Wyman School Quilt, created for the Bicentennial Year of 1976! . They were two of the many children who created quilt blocks for this cherished quilt. Carol Bailey of Calico Quilters also found the block created by her daughter, Laurie Bailey. We all enjoyed the beautiful quilts on display throughout the Museum! ... See MoreSee Less
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Look what's new at the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives just in time for Waterfest visitors: Three banners are in place, three to go to provide more protection from UV sunlight and heat! The banners feature both historic and contemporary scenes around our town! Next up: Awnings to add even more UV protection on the six large windows on the west side to better protect the artifacts displayed inside. We hope this project also provides some added charm to the local streetscape on our busy corner of the historic downtown! While this was going on, across the street, the Atlas Saloon is getting a charming and more welcoming facade, too. Combined with the new restaurant right across Main Street from us and the still relatively new expansion at the New Age Salon across Broadway from us, this is the happening intersection in the heart of our downtown! ... See MoreSee Less
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We are honored to be hosting descendants of Travis Million and Calloway Finley on Saturday 1-4 p.m. for the Excelsior Springs Genealogical Society's Million Founding Family reception at our museum. Be sure to stop by as we learn more about this family that was so crucial to our town's founding. ... See MoreSee Less
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