Louisiana Area Historical Museum
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum, located at 304 Georgia, is open daily except Sundays from Memorial Day through Colorfest in late October.
The beautifully restored Victorian store building features numerous collections of Louisiana's history since its settlement in 1816. Staffed by
volunteers, the museum is open weekdays 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. or by appointment by calling 573-754-4443.
The recent creation of The Stark Room showcases items, catalogs, photographs, and equipment used in Stark Nurseries' nearly 200 years leading
the nation's fruit stock and grafting business. The Hercules Room explains through models and photographs the role this major employer played in the
creation of artificial fuel during World War II. Other areas feature pre-1900 toys and games; vintage clothing; military memorabelia; local streetscape,
school, and organization photos; and pioneer household items and quilts.
Summer 2012 free programs each Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in June and August gave "children of all ages" the chance to meet Civil War
re-enactors, create their own 5-point star flag, learn about clowning, watch pewter pouring and spinning, visit with George Trimble (Pike County's
westward adventurer and benefactor), and share stories of Louisiana's early citizens.
Upcoming events of the Museum in 2012 and 2013 include:
- Volunteers' and Presenters' Reception - October 24, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
- Annual Fundraiser Banquet - November 8, 2012, 6:00 p.m. at Seton Center, 510 N. 3rd
Address by Honor Flight representative
- Annual Church Walk - Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 p.m., beginning at Bethel AME Church
- Spring Fling Luncheon - Saturday, May 11, 2013, 12:00 noon, Seton Center, 510 N. 3rd
Program: "Cooking With Marge"
- Season Opening - Memorial Day weekend - May, 2013
- "Wednesdays At The Museum" programs for all ages
Every Wednesday in June and August, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum offers exciting programs and exhibits of early artifacts from Louisiana and the Midwest. Admission is free.
The museum is a Buffalo Township United Fund agency, and exists through the generous donations of local residents, volunteers, and visitors.