The Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Collection explores the life and styles of early Joplinites. Peer into the lives of Bonnie and Clyde. Take a ride on the famous Route 66 as it rolls through Joplin. Join the presidents and presidential candidates who came to Joplin even before the massive EF-5 tornado of 2011. Enjoy a history from early mining to the House of Lords in the roaring 20s to a city fully recovered from a devasting tornado. And don’t miss a few of the surprises we have – not so hidden – in the museum.
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The Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Collection is teeming with incredible specimens from local geological finds. Upstairs there is a fully functioning miniature model of a mine inside and out.
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The National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum Collection
Activate your sweet tooth as you peruse the National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum collection. From the turn of the century to hand-made current favorites, these cookie cutters have interesting stories to tell and great artists who created them. Remember to get a free cookie cutter to use at home!
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