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.

Current Life Members continue with no additional charge
but may upgrade to the Legacy Level for a one-time payment of $1,500.00

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.
Most Legacy and Life members make additional donations to the museum.

601 Main Street, Weston, Missouri 64098
(816) 386-2977

Free admission
Visit the Museum for a rare glimpse into Missouri History.
For group tours- Call (816) 640-2202
Private group tours of Weston, local sites, the Museum, local churches, Bed &
Breakfasts and Antebellum homes are available.

From rare Native American moccasins to early physician instruments to vintage
clothing displays
; the Weston Historical Museum has preserved local artifacts to enjoy
today. Discover what life was like in Platte County from prehistoric days through World
War II. Favorite exhibits include Civil War relics, a newspaper office, household items,
tools, glassware, china, furniture, historic documents and everyday objects from the
area's past. The 'Nostalgia Store' in the museum features a variety of historical books,
games, postcards and note cards

The Museum was founded in 1960 by private donations from local townspeople and
descendants of those who first settled the town.  Weston's location, close to Ft.
Leavenworth and Kansas City, means the museum enjoys visitors, compliments and
support from people around the world. Historians can find an abundance of clippings,
files and pictures for their research.
Spring, Summer, Autumn Hours
Tuesday-Saturday  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Closed Mondays and Holidays
all rights reserved
Weston Historical Museum

Stop by the
Weston Historical Museum
see the
Beautifully Illustrated and
historically significant Book
depicting barns of the Weston area
Stephanie Rotterman
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
per search

For time intensive searches, ask for an

Please send requests to the curator, at
PO Box 266, Weston, MO  64098
or email
Winter Schedule
Museum is closed
mid December - mid March
Museum may be opened by special request for  
tour groups and research.
During the winter months museum cases are
changed and deep cleaned for preservation. It is
also a time to catalogue and file artifacts.
Volunteers fill an important need in that effort.
If you are interested in helping please call the
museum at 816-386-2977.  
We'd love to have you join us.  
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
your request
(816) 386-2977
Weston Historical Museum
601 Main Street - Weston, MO  64098
a German Lithograph painted late 1800's, depicts Weston, Mo when the town was a busy river port
The Historic town of Weston has many
popular events scheduled throughout the
For information contact the
Weston Chamber office
Curator's Circle
Director's Circle
Benefactor's Circle
one lifetime
Join the Museum by filling out the form
at this link
and sending your check to
Weston Historical Museum
PO Box 266  Weston, MO  64098