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Exhibitions

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The Beverly
Hillbillies Truck

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Poker Alice

Poker Alice had the reputation of being the toughest female gambler America had ever seen.

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Gems of the Ozarks

Purple Fluorite is a member of the Halides family. Its color ranges from light lilac to deep purple.

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Tear Jar

The descendant’s mourners shed their tears into the vase and placed it in the tomb of the deceased.

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Masonic Swords

The Masonic sword is a centerpiece of the Freemasons' Motto: “What You Make, Makes You."

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Cameo Collection

Cameos are made from a wide range of materials, ranging from shells to precious gems.

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Apollo Mission

This plaque is one of three made from the original mold. One of the plaques was left on the moon.

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Bengal Tiger

The Bengal tiger is from the northern regions of India and is one of the largest species of tiger in the world.

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Rose O'Neill Dolls

This doll was a figure created from Rose O’Neill's mind and resides here with her other creations.

Butterfly

Butterfly
Exhibit

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Traditional Looms
and Spinning Wheels

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Show Costumes

Western show costumes from the Marcella Thompson Lewis Collection from Polk County, Missouri.

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Natural History

This coyote is a part of the North American Taxidermy section. There are many other animals on display.

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Star School

Star School had its beginning in 1863, in Barry County, Missouri, on Flat Creek near Willow Branch.

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Bookout Cabin

The builder, grandfather of Homer Bookout, made this cabin out of hewn logs shaped with an adze.

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Rolls-Royce

The Rolls-Royce Phantom II was the last of the great 6 cylinder cars supervised by F. Henry Royce himself.

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American Bison

The American Bison once roamed North American grasslands in huge herds but nearly became extinct.

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Cream Separator

The earliest separators used gravity as their driving force to separate the cream from the milk.

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Popcorn Machine

This artifact is an antique popcorn machine from the old Jewell Theatre in Springfield, Missouri.

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Antique Clocks
and Pocket Watches