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Andrew County Museum and Historical Society

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Address: 202 E Duncan Drive, Savannah, MO 64485
Phone Number:
+1 816-324-4720
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A private, not-for-profit organization, the Andrew County Museum is housed...

A private, not-for-profit organization, the Andrew County Museum is housed in a modern 14,000 sq. Ft. Facility donated by Harry F. Duncan. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the county's rich history.

The award winning exhibit "A Rural Way of Life", compares and contrasts life in town with life on the farm from 1841 into the 21st century.

-Learn how families pulled together to make their farms a success.

-View how kitchens in farmhouses and town changed over time.

-Take home recipes for fried chicken from 1900 and Swiss steak from 1950.

-Enjoy a segment of a silent movie, projected on the side of a brick building just as it was in the early 1900s.

-Visit a general store.

-Learn about the cycle of life in rural areas, from childhood to family life to death.

-Hear old-time radio programs from the 1930s.

See temporary exhibits in the Duncan Gallery and find items in the Gift Shop.

Special Programs the last Saturday of the Month at 2:00 PM except December. All day admission is free program days. Light refreshments follow the program.

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Great hisory

Lots of wonderful old picture about the county. A true history of the people and events that made nothwest Missouri a great place to grow up. I highly recommend it for everyone

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of wonderful old picture about the county. A true history of the people and events that made nothwest Missouri a great place to grow up. I highly recommend it for everyone

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Savannah, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

A wealth of information on rural life in Andrew County. So many exhibits on various ways of life. Including farms, stores, pictures. The lives of many come to life!

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our Museum exhibits, Tammy. We have used people, places and events in Andrew County's history to tell a story that is similar to many rural areas in the US. Along with our changing exhibits, we hope people will want to return time and time again to enjoy the quality exhibits we have for... More 

Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Andrew County Museum staff was the most welcoming we have ever experienced. A history time line at the beginning of the museum's display tour was very interesting, educational and well done. The time line starts with highlights first year of Andrew County, high lights of USA history that year and high lights of world history that year; and it... More 

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review of our museum. We are glad you found the exhibit both interesting and educational. Our museum has attempted to tell a story of the changes that have occurred over the past 150 years or more in one rural community. While we concentrate on Andrew County, using people and events, the story is similar... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped by here last month and couldn't have been more pleased. We were impressed not only by the informative and smartly arranged exhibitions on Andrew County's complex history, particularly in the years surrounding the Civil War. There was also the excellent guidance we got from Shirley, on duty that day, for finding out information on ancestors who once lived... More 

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of our museum. We are glad you enjoyed the "A Rural Way of Life Exhibit" and that you were able to find information on ancestors that lived in the county. We hope you will have time to visit us again. More 

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum as part of the 175th celebration. What a wonderful way to celebrate the history of the area. It is truly a professional tribute to the people of Andrew County.

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this review

Staff and many volunteers worked long hours doing research, working with community members that donated items and fabricating the new "Leaders of Andrew County" exhibit in the Duncan Gallery. We are glad you and others enjoyed this new presentation which was part of the 175th Anniversary of our county. The new exhibit features leaders from many parts of the county... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We've been a few times in the past and I took my almost 9 year old today and spent over an hour looking at and doing all the hands on activities with him. It was fun to learn about our county and the past. The Andrew County Museum is definitely a hidden gem in our community.

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Harold J, Volunteer at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, responded to this review

The staff and board of directors are glad to hear that you and your "almost 9 year old" had fun learning about the county's history and the people that helped make it what we have today. The museum strives to be one of the best county history museums in the Mid-West with its permanent exhibit, "A Rural Way of Life",... More 

Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

We were visiting Savannah, MO to search the city cemetery for relatives that were buried there, dating back to the 1700's. We learned of the museum from the Welcome Center on I-29. SO glad we found out about this place. We stopped there and Kathy was so helpful and knowledgeable about the area and the resources available to us to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Shockingly surprised by the extremely high quality of the displays. Amazing interactive displays mixed with perfectly preserved artifacts over 100 years old. The genealogy library is an amazing resource that most counties do not have. I highly recommend it for any rural schools or even families to visit. You could easily spend hours looking, touching and hearing all of the... More 

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Clarksdale, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Having recently toured the Andrew County Museum in Savannah, Missouri, I was very impressed with the rather large collection of bygone years. The exhibits carried over into the agricultural section of this small community, as well as displays of other types of how life was lived decades ago. The museum is very clean, well-lighted and exhibits were well arranged. The... More 

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Hannibal, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

I gave a presentation in Maryville on April 11, 2015. It was based on the life of Adeline Warren (a fictitious last name), a former slave in Savannah. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were there invited me and my friend to the Museum. We went anticipating to stay for about half an hour. We ended up staying almost three hours and... More 

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