The Henry County Museum is the perfect destination for a senior-center day trip, class field trip, study club group, Red Hat Society, writers’ group, Car Clubs, Civil War group or people interested in 19th century furnishings, tools, crafts and clothing.
To book a group tour, fill out the form on the right, call 660-885- 8414, or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. For groups of 10 or more adults, or if your group is interested in a luncheon along with a tour, special arrangements can be made by contacting the Museum in advance. A parking lot is provided across the street for visitors. There is also plenty of room on the street for bus parking. The Clinton Historic Down Town Square also offers shopping and dinning to complete your visit.
Led by a docent, a group tour includes the many exhibits in seven areas of the historic Anheuser-Busch Building. The adjoining Annex Building contains art works of local artists and renowned artist, Louis Freund, who was hired by the WPA to record the Depression. Many of Louis’ projects were hung in Government buildings, some were found in our local schools. If you are a Thomas Clark fan we display over 250 of his sculptures in the annex and other parts of the museum. Additionally, inside the Annex is a seven-room 19th Century Village, depicting businesses in the early days of Henry County.
Outside just across the street you will tour the dog-trot log house, which was moved from its original site near Montrose, Missouri. Also included in the dog trot homestead you will find the log barn, a smoke house, dinner bell, corn crib, water / feed troughs and the privy or as some call it the “two holer”.
Next to the Dog Trot homestead is the one-room schoolhouse where some guest relive their childhood, and children are given the opporunity to experience what it was like to attend a rural one-room school just like their grandparents or great grandparents. The heat source was a coal stove and the water fountain was a bucket and dipper and of course the board of education was alway present. Children and adults alike will be able to sit at wooden desks and use slates and chalk.
Special tours of the ante-bellum Dorman House, west of theOne Room School , must be arranged separately. Built on the site in 1852,the Dorman House was the first brick two story home in Clinton. The orginal four room home was added on to as the family grew. As Henry County was a border line county the Dorman family hosted both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.