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Free Admission
Hours
Tuesday-Saturday  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Closed Mondays and Holidays
WESTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM
601 Main Street
Weston, Missouri 64098
(816) 386-2977

Visit the Museum for a rare glimpse into Missouri History

The Museum has a broad selection of books on local and U.S. History.  
Favorite purchases are post cards, special interest cook books, primitive
children's games and paper dolls.  

Local artisans provide the Nostalgia Store with many unique items.  
Admission to the museum is free so stop by and look at your options for
special gifts.  

Weston, Missouri has interesting shops that bring visitors in from near
and far.  When visiting the Museum, schedule time to look around the
historic downtown area.
Our local authors...  
Their books are acclaimed and help  
history come alive.  
Don't miss the new Weston History Book
by Carolyn Larsen
and
the published books by Sandra Miller
described below
You'll want to visit Historic Weston, Missouri...
  • Weston is significant as a mid-nineteenth century Missouri River port community which has retained a substantial
    proportion of its early residences and commercial structures.  In 1972 it was designated a Historic District and placed
    in The National Register of Historic Places.  
  • Weston is a favorite day trip from neighboring states and with the wide choice of Bed and Breakfasts and the St.
    George Hotel, out of town guests visit Weston often.  Our visitors tell us they especially enjoy the friendly small town
    ambiance and:
  • Antique and specialty shops
  • Nationally acclaimed and Award winning restaurants
  • Casual dining choices you’ll want to visit again and again
  • Historic walks that take you back in time as you discover antebellum architecture and fascinating stories from the
    1800s
  • Area attractions such as Vaughn's Apple Orchard, Red Barn Farm and Snow Creek Ski area
  • Weston Bend State Park with hiking, bicycle trails and camping facilities
  • Wineries with tasting rooms and gift shops
  • Museums for special interests
Excepts from a press release announcing a book written and researched by Sandra Miller, a Weston historian
and author.
 
Memories of Weston, Missouri - A Visual History 1837 - 2000, Volume II  is available at the Museum Nostalgia Store.  After
months of research and work, the highly anticipated book is available.  

The first volume of  Memories of Weston, Missouri - A Visual History - 1837 to 1992 was published in 1993 by The Weston
Chronicle.
 Vintage photos and descriptive text made it a popular collector’s item immediately and, because it has been out of
print for several years, it is a sought after collectible.  Recently, a Weston resident was offered $250.00 for her only copy.  She
refused.

Volume two has 313 vintage photographs dating from the 1850s through 2000.  The book explores Weston’s early days as a
booming commercial river port and presents a fascinating account of the turbulent Border War days, Civil War and Black history.  
Pictures and text depict the lives of Weston pioneers and provide information on historic homes, commercial growth and women’
s history.  Churches, schools, modern wars and the Weston of today all add to a complete picture of life in a small and engaging
town.  Book two is an excellent and matching companion to book one but it stands on it’s own with completely different pictures
and text.  

The new second volume is sponsored by the Weston Historical Museum.  
The Weston Chronicle generously donated the rights
for a second
Memories of Weston book to the museum.  The profits from the sale of the book will help support the Historical
Museum to continually improve while keeping admission free.

Sandra Miller, local historian, was the author of book one and now, at the request of the Weston Historical Museum, completed
book two.  Ted Wilson, with the Bank of Weston and a Museum Trustee, developed the book’s layout to expedite the printing.  
Sandra Miller, author, and member of the Museum
Board of Trustees-- see press release at right
In her book We Too Lived: Recovering Lost Histories of Black Americans in the Midwest, Carolyn Larsen explores
the abandoned and forgotten grave sites of a small cemetery in Weston, Missouri.  Researching more than a century
of public records and newspaper articles, Larsen has created a data bank for Americans looking into their own past.  
But Larsen goes a step farther with a short story of a summer celebration taken right from the headline news a century
ago.  The characters come to life on the pages and we see not merely who our ancestors were—but how they lived.

Sure to be a hit with those looking into family genealogy of Black Americans and historians of the American Midwest,
We Too Lived has appeal to academia and the just plain curious.  A short, fascinating read.  There should be more
like this.
Carolyn Bless Larsen
Weston Historical Museum Curator
and member of Board of Trustees
all rights reserved
Weston Historical Museum

Visit the Nostalgia Store for Unique Christmas Gifts

You'll find  interesting books and collectibles not available anywhere else!

The Note Cards and Magnets are in!
Perfect Hostess or stocking gifts for the holisays!
Weston Historical Museum
601 Main Street - Weston, MO  64098

Stop by the
Weston Historical Museum
see the
Beautifully Illustrated and
historically significant Book
depicting barns of the Weston area
by
Stephanie Rotterman
and her father, Louis Smither
AND
the Father Daughter duo has just
published a new book the highlights
the tobacco market history in
Weston.  This book has no peer.  
The books are for sale in the
Museum Sales Case.
NOW OUT: The new book
by historian
Carolyn Bless Larsen

We Too Lived: Recovering
Lost Histories of Black
Americans in the Midwest
(see the review below)
at the Museum Nostalgia
Store
popular events scheduled throughout the
year.  
For information contact the
Weston Chamber office
816-640-2909
or
www.westonmo.com