Concordia Area Museum
Bringing the Past to the Present
(660) 463-2105 | (660) 463-2414 | (660) 463-7702
Hundreds of visitors from Missouri and a number of other states have toured the Concordia Area Museum since it opened in February, 2003. The museum, sponsored by the Concordia Area Heritage Society, is located in three rooms on the middle floor of the Concordia Community Center.
Items including photographs, historical records, memorabilia from former businesses, military uniforms and equipment, and old household and farm goods have been donated by present and past residents, including a section about Kathryn Kuhlman, renowned evangelist, born in Concordia, Missouri.
The Museum is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00am-4:00pm. Closed November, December and January. Please call (660)-463-2105,
(660)-463-2414, or (660)-463-7702 to arrange tours or, to loan or donate items.
|Among the items is an old spinning wheel and carder which was brought to America in the 1840's from Hanover, Germany by the great-grandfather of a local resident.|
|Another former resident donated tools and other items from the former blacksmith shop here, operated by his father. The items include a froe, a cleaving tool having a wedge-shaped blade and an off-set handle, a branding iron, a plowshare and a piece of wood from the Old Lutheran Church.|
|Melba Boeschen, past coordinator for the museum, had donated many items from the cafe "Topsy's" which was opened here in 1912 and which she and her husband operated from 1953 to 1979.|
|An old loom on which rugs were weaved for local families in the late 1800's and early 1900's, antique toys, clothing and daily items are on display to help us better remember and understand the life and the history of our community.|