|The Weston Historical Museum holds several lifetimes of family paraphernalia. From clothing
to toys, from tools to music, the Museum highlights the things which filled the lives of Weston’s
holds several lifetimes of family paraphernalia. From clothing early-day settlers.
Weston’s rich tobacco heritage is explored through a scaled tobacco barn and examples of the
old way of harvesting. Weston’s original cash crop of hemp is revealed through samples and
pictures. Steamboats, trains and carriages are all represented in some form at the Museum. A
working hand press and type cases from the early days of journalism are on display, as is a
vintage barber chair and accoutrements to support every display. Maps, photos and artifacts
create a venue which celebrates history.
For genealogists... clippings and photographs of families, businesses and houses are stored
at the Museum. There are more than 1700 obituaries dating back to the mid 1800’s. Cemetery
records for most of the county, as well as some plats, census records, telephone books and
Weston /West Platte High School yearbooks are on hand.
The Museum is closed Monday to visitors, but volunteers are usually there working at
cataloguing donations, preserving artifacts and doing research.
From mid-December to mid-March the Museum is closed so that the curator, officers, directors
and volunteers can work at updating displays, repair and renovations.
The Weston Historical Museum is managed by an Executive Board and a Board of Trustees.
Membership is from January 1- December 31
The membership list will be published in the newsletter and at the museum.
Four issues of Museum Musings and first notice of all special events are included in the dues.
Dues are the life’s blood for the Museum. They pay for basic overhead such as heat and lights.
Your donation, whether money, talent or time, is greatly appreciated.
|CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014
WINNERS OF THE WESTON HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST!
To read the winning Essays, click on the name
|Spring, Summer, Autumn Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Closed Mondays and Holidays
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Weston Historical Museum
Stop by the
Weston Historical Museum
Beautifully Illustrated and
historically significant Book
depicting barns of the Weston area
and her father, Louis Smither
the Father Daughter duo has just
published a new book that
highlights the tobacco market
history in Weston. This book has no
peer. The books are for sale in the
Museum Sales Case.
Members- free for simple search
Non-Members- minimum cost of 7.00
For time intensive searches, ask for an
Please send requests to the curator,
Carolyn Larsen, at
PO Box 266, Weston, MO 64098
|Appointments must be
made to see specific items
or files in the museum.
Please give at least a 1 week
notice so a volunteer can
make the arrangements for
|Weston Historical Museum
601 Main Street - Weston, MO 64098
|The Historic town of Weston has many
popular events scheduled throughout the
For information contact the
Weston Chamber office
|To read the essays
click on the winner's name.