It’s new! It’s fresh! It’s chock full of Benton County memorabilia!

Come enjoy the Benton County Museum at 1660 Hilltop Drive, Warsaw across from Farmers Bank. The Benton County Historical Society has created an appealing setting for the county’s collection of artifacts demonstrating our rich cultural history and heritage.

When you enter the museum you will see a steamboat captain’s view of the Osage River as well as a large-scale model of a paddle wheel representing the exciting steamboat era of the Osage River at Warsaw. The sixteen foot historical timeline on the wall highlights important events in Benton County, the USA and the world from 1835-1985.

As you peer into the display rooms, you will be reminded of days gone by.

  • Do you remember when families joined together in the parlor to make music together?
  • Do you know what an old-fashioned icebox looks like?
  • Have you seen the buttons made from shells from the Osage River?

Stories of Benton County people are told by their belongings and by the many display boards throughout the museum. The goals of individuals and families remain the same through time but the ways these goals are met are unique and interesting.

What’s a museum without a gift shop? The Historical Society’s gift shop will offer items of historical interest, items unique to Benton County, as well as, handmade articles from area residents.

Regular hours for the museum will be Friday-Sunday 10AM-4PM. Admission will be $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and children 3-12.

Come see for yourself the “new” Benton County Historical Museum and learn of the joys, the accomplishments and the hardships experienced by the people of Benton County, Missouri!