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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 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 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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Introduction to Savannah History.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Hannibal, Missouri
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Hannibal, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Everyone was helpful & knowledgeable about our entire trip. They provided a scavenger hut for 3 age groups. Tour was outstanding. They even had a show & tell, items from the past. I have many pictures from our visit, but do not know how to share on line.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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