Grand River Historical Society Museum – Chillicothe, Missouri

Grand River Historical Society Museum.jpgGrand River Historical Society Museum – Chillicothe, Missouri, Dr. F.A. Wood’s Sarsaparilla Depression Era glass, a railroad depot counter, and a small tribute to the history of Chillicothe High School are among new exhibits at the Grand River Historical Society Museum.

One of the most visible additions to the museum is a replica of a railroad station counter just inside the museum entrance. The counter most recently was located in the old McDonald’s restaurant in Chillicothe. Another new addition is an aisle marker rope that was used at the former Ben Bolt Theater.

Another new display at the museum this season is that of Depression Era glass donated by Winnifred Evans, a retired elementary school teacher. Among the 17 pieces displayed are pink, clear, and green glass. A special display introduced this year is dedicated to preserving memories of Chillicothe High School. Among items on display are a Chillette outfit, a cheerleader’s megaphone, a 1924 black and tan sweater, a 1921 purple and white banner and yearbooks.

The museum dedicates a portion of its facility to military remembrances. Other exhibits include the Chillicothe Business College exhibit and the black history display.

Located at 1401 Forest Drive in Chillicothe

Open from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays April through October.  Special tours available by prior arrangement.

Phone: 660-646-4323 


  1. Nancy Hoyt says:

    Thank you for the nice write-up for the Grand River Historical Society Museum! We have changed our days open to Saturday & Sunday afternoons, April-October, same times, with special tours by prior arrangement..
    The CHS exhibit will be greatly expanded this winter, along with other areas.
    Nancy Hoyt, Board Member