Gingerbread House Contest
Entries from Dec. 1 - 9, 2022

Winners announced on
                           Dec. 10 at 11:00 a.m.
The first 25 people at the museum on
Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m. receive a gingerbread house kit
to decorate and enter into the contest.

Museum Open House on December 10.
Gingerbread House Contest Winners will be announced at 11:00 a.m. 
Vote for the People's Choice Award from
Dec 10 - Dec 16.
The winner will be announced on Dec 17.


How We Began


Our story starts as a group of Joplinites who decided that we needed to have a place to tell the story of our town and how it began. The best way to look forward is to look back into the past.

Our Philosophy

The Joplin History & Mineral Museum is committed to creating exhibitions that inspire our diverse audiences to engage deeply with Joplin and its mining history. We see our visitors as partners in actively exploring exhibition content.

Our Work


We strive every day to breathe life into the inanimate objects that make up the history that defines our city. We look into the future by looking at our past.


Curating the world artfully