Henry County Museum

Clinton Missouri - Historical Society
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Henry County Museum

Clinton MO


When you visit the Henry County Museum and Cultural Arts Complex, you take a step back in time. The rich heritage of Henry County is alive in every room. The restored Anheuser-Busch Distribution Center serves as the hub of the multiplex and home of many local artifacts. The adjoining building, known as the Annex, is the main entrance. It houses our Art Exhibits and Indoor Village rooms. A docent is available to conduct tours of the museum and the homestead area.

Dorman House tours must be scheduled in advance. Bus tours, school or church
groups and other organizations are always welcome. Arrangements for groups ten or more should be made by contacting the museum at 660-885-8414.

Admission to the Museum is $5

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The Henry County Historical Society was reorganized in June 1966 and was chartered at that time. An earlier society was started in 1954, but was never chartered. Two hundred and four interested people joined forces to begin an investment of a wonderful historical society and museum. One of the first curators said, “There is no limit as to what a group can do, if no one cares who gets the credit and there are no ego needs. The hard work and dedication of these early members has left us the legacy of a strong foundation on which to continue to build.

None of this would have happened without volunteers from the membership rolls. The Henry County Museum is not tax supported and depends solely on donations, guest fees and membership dues. Volunteers have literally moved buildings to the Homestead and they’ve made time stand still. The Henry County Historical Society and Museum are wonderful examples of what volunteers can do. People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons. Our volunteers have all gained from their experiences. You can be part of the movement to preserve history. Annual membership dues include free admission to all museum and museum-sponsored exhibits.

Family membership dues are $30.00 and single members pay $20.00. 


Delozier Building and Children’s Corner Theater-

The former Henry County Bank building is a spacious place for receptions, birthday parties, family reunions, or organization meetings. The Children’s Corner has hosted many plays and programs utilizing the raised, curtained stage. Other amenities include kitchen, courtyard area, theater room and the east side room.

Dorman House and Garden-

This fully restored home was built in 1852 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s beautifully appointed rooms of period furnishings are ideal for small wedding receptions, bridal showers, teas, luncheons or anniversary dinners.

For your special occasion contact the museum for rates and available dates.




Founded in 1834, Henry County is named for Patrick Henry, the Virginia statesman whose “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech fed the flames of the American Revolution.

Founded in 1836, Clinton, the county seat, is named for DeWitt Clinton, the New York governor who oversaw the building of the Erie Canal. With 80-foot wide streets around the courthouse, Clinton’s town square is the largest in Missouri and fourth largest in the country. Traffic is one way counter-clockwise in the outside lane, clock-wise in the inner lane. Cilnton is the western end of the Katy Trail, a recreational trail built on the Kansas-Arkansas- Texas Railroad bed. The longest recreational trail in the country, it stretches 237 miles, ending in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles. The trail will eventually connect to Kansas City.

A freight train still comes to Clinton once a week from the south to make deliveries. Listen for the train whistle and look both ways before crossing the tracks. The “exempt” sign at railroad crossings means there are NO warning flashing lights or barrier rails where the train crosses the street.

Henry County Museum Welcome Video!

Watch the Henry County Museum welcome video.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Volunteer Luncheon

    March 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Gala Opening – Members Yearly Opening

    March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Spring Rites with May Pole – May Baskets & Dancing

    April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Semi Annual Meeting

    June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Puppet Show- StellaLuna by Janella Cannon

    June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Help preserve the history of Clinton and Henry County by supporting the museum.