Museums & Historical Sites

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Poplar Bluff Museum

*Poplar Bluff History Museum
Sports Hall of Fame, 1012 N. Main Street, Poplar Bluff, MO
Call for hours: (573) 785-2220

The Old Mark Twain School was built in 1910 and converted to Poplar Bluff Museum a few years after it was closed as a school in 1988. It features the neo-classical style and is the oldest school building in the city. This museum features the history of Poplar Bluff and Butler County. There are displays including a Sports Hall of Fame, U.S. Postal Service, Boy and Girl Scouts and much more. National Register of Historic Places 1998. City landmark.


*Margaret Harwell Art Museum
421 North Main, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901  |  (573) 686-8002
Margaret Harwell Art Museum

The Margaret Harwell Art Museum is an active and vital cultural resource for southeastern Missouri. As one of only five city art museums in Missouri, it offers a comprehensive program of traveling exhibits, art classes, educational programs for children and a growing permanent collection of works by contemporary Missouri artists.

 


*Claudia House
686 Cynthia Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  |  (573) 686-3040
www.claudiafoundation.org

During your stay in Poplar Bluff, you are invited to tour the Claudia House, which headquarters the Claudia Foundation founded in 1989 by television writer, producer and director Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. The original red brick Queen Anne style cottage built around 1910 was the home of the C.T. Bloodworth family for many years. Today, this home has been restored as an English Baroque stately home in the style of the William and Mary Period (1689-1702).


Flying F Gallery
97 County Road 534, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901  |  (573) 778-0513

www.flyingfgallery.com

Can modern art find happiness in a century old farm house? We think so! Come decide for yourself!
The flying “F” Gallery is located in the historic Collins Family farmhouse, built circa 1894. The building was convered into a country general store in 1926 and remained open until 1978. References to the Collins General Store can be found in several Butler County Missouri historical publications.

 


*Poplar Bluff Public Library
318 North Main Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  |  (573) 686-8639
poplarbluff.org

Storytime Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Walk ins welcome
National Gaming Day–Nov. 12
Board games and Wii game all day, free popcorn.
The library download station provides free charging for almost any PC and handheld device.


*Stars and Stripes Museum/Library
17377 Stars and Stripes Way, Bloomfield, MO 63825  |  (573) 568-2055
www.starsandstripesmuseumlibrary.org

The Stars and Stripes Museum/Library is a non-profit educational institution. We are dedicated to collecting, documenting, and preserving materials related to the creation and continued history of the Stars and Stripes military newspaper and the people behind it.

The museum exhibits the newspapers along with military items/artifacts that represent our military personnel’s continued sacrifices and contributions to keeping our nation free. Without understanding this country’s rich history, future generations run the risk of taking precious freedoms for granted and perhaps even losing those freedoms in the future.

The museum’s focus is to present information about the proud, rich military history of this country. Individuals and large or small groups from around the country are welcomed to the museum at absolutely no cost.  Tours are free and we are committed to keeping it that way. The museum is staffed by volunteers and dependent on donations to continue operating.

The Stars and Stripes Museum/Library is a non-profit educational institution. We are dedicated to collecting, documenting, and preserving materials related to the creation and continued history of the Stars and Stripes military newspaper and the people behind it.

The museum exhibits the newspapers along with military items/artifacts that represent our military personnel’s continued sacrifices and contributions to keeping our nation free. Without understanding this country’s rich history, future generations run the risk of taking precious freedoms for granted and perhaps even losing those freedoms in the future.

The museum’s focus is to present information about the proud, rich military history of this country. Individuals and large or small groups from around the country are welcomed to the museum at absolutely no cost.  Tours are free and we are committed to keeping it that way. The museum is staffed by volunteers and dependent on donations to continue operating.


Veterans Memorial Wall 2Veteran’s Memorial Wall at Black River Coliseum
301 S. 5th Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901  |  (573) 686-8001
www.blackrivercoliseum.com

The Veteran’s Memorial Wall is a monument dedicated to the perpetual celebration of men and women who have served our country through the military. It consists of black granite panels, mounted on solid concrete, on which names of veterans are inscribed. The walkway in front of the wall is constructed of brick. The center section of the Memorial is constructed of a concrete base for the four flagpoles that fly the National, State, City, and POW-MIA flags.

Also included in this area are granite pylons mounted on solid concrete for inscribing names of veterans killed in action and are illuminated during the hours of darkness. The Wall is 100 feet long with two 32 feet tapered sides angling towards Fifth street. It has 89 black granite panels, ranging from 2’ X 7’ in size down to the smaller tapered panels along each angling side. All panels will contain names. There are 43 large panels, which will contain approximately 132 names each, and there are 16 half-size panels that will contain approximately 66 names each.


Old Greenville
Greenville, MO

For nearly 150 years, the small town of Greenville thrived on the banks of the St. Francis River. As a frontier town, a county seat of Wayne county and later a lumber and railroad town, this community was a commercial and political center for the region. Although the town was moved to avoid flooding by the river in 1941, the original site now provides a one-mile walk down memory lane and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

 


Mo-Ark Regional Railroad Museum

303 South Moran Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
(573) 785-4539
The Mo-Ark Regional Railroad Museum is dedicated to preserving the railroad history of southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas. It is housed in the 1928 Frisco Depot, across Fifth Street from the Black River Coliseum. It contains the history of seven railroads, has a 30-foot model train layout, a train shop, two cabooses and a baggage/mail car.
Website


Historic Homes & Brick Streets

400 Block North Main Street
On National Historic Register
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
www.butlercountyhistory.org


*Claudia House
626 Cynthia Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
www.claudiafoundation.org


*Poplar Bluff Public Library
318 North Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
573-686-8639
poplarbluff.org

 

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