Shannon country is so blessed to have a wonderfully filled and volunteer ran museum that loves to throw events around its Ozark region. And just like every other year this year is packed with fun stuff to do if you happen to be in the area!
2019 Shannon County Museum Events
May 4th—Museum open during Ozark Mountain Festival.
MAY 18th and 19thT—- Celebration of Community at Akers Ferry partnered with the National Park Service. Float the river from Welch’s Spring to Akers Ferry. See the sights: Akers Ferry, Mt. Zion Church, Devil’s Well, Howell/ Maggard Cabin, Welch’s Spring and Cave. Enjoy the view from Devil’s Back Bone. Music at 6 PM. Check out other activities planned by the Park Service.
May 19th—- Celebration of Akers Area with a tour of Devil’s Well, Akers Cemetery, Akers Ferry, History of businesses at Akers and Odd Fellows Lodge, Mt. Zion Church, Welch’s Cave and Spring and Howell/Maggard Cabin. Learn about the history and people of Akers and how the land and water shaped the community. Bring your own sack lunch.
June 8th and 22nd– Picking and Jamin’ –10 AM-4 PM
July 6th— 10:30 AM Dedication of David Dix Genealogy Library, Hilma F Hughes Art Gallery and Celebrate Alumni Day!
July 13th and 27th–Picking and Jamin’ at the Museum—10 AM-4 PM
August 3rd—Celebrate the Community of Round Springs MO partnered with the National Park Service. Pot Luck dinner ( Pass a dish) and sharing stories. Check out other activities planned by the National Park Service.
August 10th and 24th–Picking and Jamin’ at the Museum— 10 AM-4 PM
September 27th—Archeology Program –7 PM at the Museum
October—Booth at Arts and Crafts, Haunting of the Hills and other Community Fall events
December 7th—Open House during Christmas Parade Day
December 15th—Sixth Christmas Celebration at Mt. Zion at Akers partnered with the National Park Service. 2 PM.
If you happen to be in the area but not during one of these Shannon County Museum events, don’t forget to check Facebook and the marquee in the window of the Museum for dates, place and time of more celebrations. The Shannon County Museum opened for the season on May 4, daily 10am to 1pm.
About the Shannon County Museum
The museum relies on volunteers for staffing and is not always open as planned, so if you come and the museum is closed call one of the numbers on the door and a volunteer will open the museum if possible.
The museum has many local historical items on display, a gallery of art by local artists, a library of books on the area and genealogical information, and books on the local area for sale. In addition, the museum participates in several events during the year outside the museum. The museum is in Eminence on Main Street (Highway 19) about a block south of the Court House.
Come Visit US At The Shannon County Museum!
Wanna learn more about our area? Keep reading: