Henry County MuseumClinton MO
WELCOME TO HENRY COUNTY MUSEUM
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
HENRY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Henry County Historical Society was reorganized in June 1966 and was chartered at that time. An earlier society was started in
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
Annual membership dues include free admission to all of the museum complex. Family membership dues are $30.00 and single membership is $20.00.
DeLozier Building and Children’s Corner Theater-
The former Henry County Bank building is a spacious place for wedding, 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. Its beautifully appointed rooms of period furnishings are ideal for small wedding receptions, bridal showers, teas, luncheons or anniversary dinners*.
*Currently the Dorman House is closed for repairs.
For your special occasion contact the museum for rates and available dates.
Phone # (660)885-8414
GET ACQUAINTED WITH HENRY COUNTY
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. Clinton is the western end of the Katy Trail, a recreational trail built on the MIssouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad bed. The longest recreational trail in the country, it stretches 237 miles, ending in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles. The Rock Island Spur’s trailhead in Harrisonville connects with the Katy Trail in Windsor.
A freight train still comes to Clinton once a week 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.
Learn more about the local Clinton Missouri Community!
Wonderful World of Wheels
The current exhibit in the Museum Annex is The Wonderful World of Wheels – an exhibit of all things with wheels from vintage bicycles to automobiles, from antique baby buggies to motorcycles. This exhibit is available for viewing from now through August 28th. The museum is open daily from 10 to 4, Tuesday through Saturday so stop by and enjoy this display of everything wheels!
Silent auction to benefit the Henry County Museum
We will have a Silent Auction starting in September. Currently we are collecting items to sell in the silent auction, if you have something to donate that will help to raise funds for the museum please contact us for details.