Poker Alice had the reputation of being the toughest female gambler America had ever seen.
Gems of the Ozarks
Purple Fluorite is a member of the Halides family. Its color ranges from light lilac to deep purple.
The descendant’s mourners shed their tears into the vase and placed it in the tomb of the deceased.
The Masonic sword is a centerpiece of the Freemasons' Motto: “What You Make, Makes You."
Cameos are made from a wide range of materials, ranging from shells to precious gems.
This plaque is one of three made from the original mold. One of the plaques was left on the moon.
The Bengal tiger is from the northern regions of India and is one of the largest species of tiger in the world.
Rose O'Neill Dolls
This doll was a figure created from Rose O’Neill's mind and resides here with her other creations.
and Spinning Wheels
Western show costumes from the Marcella Thompson Lewis Collection from Polk County, Missouri.
This coyote is a part of the North American Taxidermy section. There are many other animals on display.
Star School had its beginning in 1863, in Barry County, Missouri, on Flat Creek near Willow Branch.
The builder, grandfather of Homer Bookout, made this cabin out of hewn logs shaped with an adze.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom II was the last of the great 6 cylinder cars supervised by F. Henry Royce himself.
The American Bison once roamed North American grasslands in huge herds but nearly became extinct.
The earliest separators used gravity as their driving force to separate the cream from the milk.
This artifact is an antique popcorn machine from the old Jewell Theatre in Springfield, Missouri.
and Pocket Watches