“No place is a place until the
things that have happened in it are remembered.”
The Bushwhacker Museum takes great pride in
preserving the memories of Vernon County, Missouri. It is widely
regarded as one of the premier small town museums in the
The Bushwhacker Museum
. . .
is designed to appeal to all ages, with an informal atmosphere and many interactive exhibits. Children seem to be especially fascinated by the Native American exhibits, and enjoy playing “school” in the old child-sized classroom.
With over 10,000 square feet of
exhibit space, the Bushwhacker also caters to a wide range of
interests. Exhibits include everything from prehistoric tools
and fossils to antique medical instruments and women’s wedding
finery. You will find Civil War artifacts, antique carriages,
old handmade quilts, children’s toys, antique sidesaddles, early
fire department memorabilia and so much more … Come take a
stroll with us through Vernon County's past!
The Bushwhacker Jail
. . .
is a rare example of prison facilities in the late nineteenth century. It is the oldest structure in Nevada, and one of the few buildings spared when Federal Militia burned Nevada to the ground in 1863. You can tour the beautifully restored jailer’s family quarters, step inside a grim, dark jail cell, or marvel at the graffiti in the old drunk tank. This is an unusual adventure for the entire family.
The Bushwhacker Museum Website
was generously funded
by Robert and Karen Croce.
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