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Andrew County Museum and Historical Society

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Address: 202 E Duncan Drive, Savannah, MO 64485
Phone Number: 816-324-4720
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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 museum presents the county’s history in the award-winning Rural Way of Life exhibit.
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Jewel of a museum in Andrew County

I had the impression from their website that the site was above average and my trip was rewarded with a very pleasant visit. An impressive gallery on local history puts the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had the impression from their website that the site was above average and my trip was rewarded with a very pleasant visit. An impressive gallery on local history puts the location at the top for a county museum. Few places have the quality of installation as that found in Andrew County. It is a great site to include if... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've visited this museum twice with several years intervening between visits. I couldn't believe the difference in the place and how improved it has become! Excellent displays on Andrew County and Savannah. The staff was courteous and even volunteered a wheelchair for my brother so I could push him and we could take our time reading all of the information.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Most county historical museums are like someone's junky attic. This one tells a story like a prize-winning documentary. It's the story of the county's people through time. By tying local families to big historical and technological changes, it both celebrates the locals (I am sure they love that!) but also brings abstract history alive with photos, artifacts, and stories. Big... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I recently went here to evaluate an exhibit for a college course that I am taking in Maryville, Missouri. My first impression of the town is small hamlet that has been set back by economics and time, but the museum was outstanding. Compared to other small town historical societies that I have been to and researched, Andrew County is amazing... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This little museum packs a lot of punch. Actually, you could spend several hours there and enjoy it all. The historical displays were typical of a museum of a small city and they charge almost nothing for admission. Not hard to find if you just look under the water tower.

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Newport Beach, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

While visiting in the Mid-West, I had the occasion to visit Savannah, Missouri, and was taken to see this marvelous museum and to learn about the local history of Andrew County, and most specifically about the farmers and ranchers who settled and prospered in the 1800 and 1900's. Many of the founding fathers families still live in the area. This... More 

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Savannah, Missouri, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very interesting displays. Fantastic Tour. Would have liked to see more military history for Andrew County including a display of General Stephen Cotter a General from Savannah, but all in all it is amazing!!!!

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Brecksville, Ohio, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

While visiting relatives in Savannah, they took my husband and I to the museum. I was really impressed with this museum! The wide variety of displays were very professionally done. The stories about families past and present from the area gave the exhibits a very personal feel. There was a very good mix of types of displays: audio, interactive, static,... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This was my first visit to the museum, and I found the interesting short introduction video, activated by the opening front door, to be informative and made me eager to see the exhibits. The displays were unique, professionally done and included a great mix of static, audio and interactive features. A great variety of topics was depicted over time--from early... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

After hearing about the renovation and new displays, my wife and I had the opportunity to revisit the Andrew County Musuem. It had been at least 15 years since we had been there. We were totally amazed by the new layout and the professional quality of the exhibits. The museum does an excellent job of telling the story of the... More 

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