Date posted: 04/03/2012
Go Back in Time at the St. Joseph Museum!
If you’re visiting the area and staying in hotels at St Joseph, Missouri a great place to visit to learn about the area is the St. Joseph Museum on 3406 Frederick Avenue. It houses three museums, The Glore Psychiatric Museum, Black Archives Museum and of course, the St. Joseph Museum. The location of the museums is also home to the Wyeth Tootle Mansion, built around the turn of the 20th century. The mission of the St. Joseph Museums is to collect, preserve and showcase the heritage of St. Joseph. St. Joseph Museum is the oldest, beginning in 1927 as the Children’s Museums of St. Joseph.
The museums are open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Adults can enter for the low price of $5, and children for $3. Read below for information on temporary yet educational exhibits the museum will be hosting this year!
Civil War Medicine Exhibition
Explore over 1000 square feet of displays about medical practice during the Civil War through the eyes of two local soldiers and one surgeon. A highlight of this exhibit will be a field hospital as it would have appeared in the midst of battle. What a great way to learn about the history of medicine! The exhibit was sponsored by Heartland Health of St. Joseph and the Missouri Humanities Council. It will continue at the museum until April 30, 2015.
Life and Times of Jesse James
You’ve probably heard of Jesse James, whose life has inspired legends for almost 130 years. St. Joseph Museum has created an exhibit centering on his life with images, copies of court documents, and James family artifacts. These items tell the story of his life until his death in St. Joseph on April 2, 1882. His death affected his family and his portrayal in literature and film since that day. This exhibit will run until September 30, 2012.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the fateful voyage, St Joseph Museum will present a small exhibit on the famous ship. The exhibit will include Missouri newspaper accounts of the sinking of the vessel, documents and other items relating to the Titanic. Many of the items on display are on loan from St. Joseph resident Steve Allen. This exhibit will run until April 30, 2012.
Hope you enjoy your trek back in time at the St. Joseph Museum!