We are Open
Warsaw, MO is known for their swinging bridges. Come to the museum to find out more about our swinging bridges!
The Museum closed for winter. We will re-open in April, 2022.
Special exhibit coming in 2022: "Christmas from Long Ago" Please contact us if you have vintage/antique Christmas items you would like to temporarily loan for the exhibit. (660) 438-2304. Or email the Curator at email@example.com
$2.00 Children (4-12)
Group Tours by Appointment
Missouri Bicentennial Quilt
The Benton County Museum and Historical Society was honored to have the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt displayed at our museum from Tuesday, December 7, 2021, through Sunday, December 12, 2021.
The quilt was pieced with blocks from each county in the state of Missouri and are arranged in their approximate location within the state. Hundreds of quilters submitted their pattern indicative to their county and then a state committee chose one for each county. Benton County was represented with popular local quilter Valorie Fauquier's self-designated block of the Joe Dice Upper Swinging Bridge which spans the Osage River in Warsaw. Displayed along with the Bicentennial Quilt were many other beautiful quilts made and/or owned by Benton County residents.
Admission was free for this event and many people of all ages attended and strolled through the whole museum while there. Visitors were also treated to a "sneak peak" of some of the items to be featured in the Christmas From Long Ago exhibit coming in 2022.We had so many nice comments from visitors and enjoyed visiting with those who were repeat visitors AND people who had never visited the museum before!