There are three county museums preserving much of the past. You'll see the rich history of this area, from our pre-Bagnell Dam past, back to a time before the white man had settled here.


The Camden County Museum in Linn creek is a small collection housed in the abandoned Linn Creek School. It is located on V Road just to the north off of U.S. Hwy. 54 in Linn Creek. The town of Linn Creek was moved because of the Dam construction.
Each classroom has been devoted to a specific theme, ranging from archives to a weaving room, where woven rugs can still be purchased. Other exhibits include antique household furnishings, tools (including a commercial forge), banking equipment, and a community service room featuring facilities from former schools, doctors, dentists and churches in the area.

Open May through October, Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Or write: PO Box 19, Linn Creek, MO 65052. Call 573-346-7191 for Saturday Special Events.


The Miller County Museum is in Tuscumbia. It is located in the old Anchor Milling building, located on West Hwy. 52. The building and the museum serve as a monument for the proud culture of the Miller County people.
As a folk life museum, it provides an authentic vision of the central Missouri society, it's Indian heritage, early home accessories, machines, crafts, schools, churches and agriculture. Features include the newly restored 130 year old Lupardus House, Bagnell Dam construction artifacts, dolls and books.
Open Mid-May through Mid-September, Mon.,Wed. and Fri., 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Or write: PO Box 57, Tuscumbia, MO 65082. Call 573-392-5206: Special Tours.


The Morgan County Historical Museum is located in the Martin Hotel on 120 N. Monroe in Versailles. The hotel has been a landmark for more than 100 years. Twenty-eight of the rooms are decorated in different themes. Some of the room themes include a chapel room, weaving room, barber shop, replica of an old school room, and the Miss Lucy room. Miss Lucy was the last surviving member of the Martin Thomas family. In the lobby remains the eight-day Seth Thomas wall clock and the keyboard, including original room keys.
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday through Saturday, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Or write: 202 S. Van Buren, Versailles, MO 65084.


Also visit the newly opened Willmore Lodge #1 Willmore Lane, Lake Ozark, Missouri. The Lodge has recently been entered into the National Historical Register and contains a museum with much information about the impact created by the construction of Bagnell Dam.
Open all year, Mon. thru Sat.. Please phone ahead for seasonal hours. Call 800-451-4117 or 573-964-1008.

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