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Library upstairs (15,000 books), good museum downstairs. Mule Capitol of the World. Open year-round, Tues, Wed, Thur 1-5pm; Sat 9am-noon. Free.

Location: 117 Pine, Lathrop Missouri Telephone 816-528-3020

Other History nearby:
(Independence) 1827 Log Courthouse
(Lexington) 1830s Log House Museum
(Independence) 1859 Jail, Marshall's Home & Museum
(Gallatin) 1889 Daviess County Squirrel Cage Jail
(Atchison) Amelia Earhart Birthplace
(Smithville) American Angus Hall of Fame

07/06 Coming to The Lathrop area
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.


Promise Land Music Festival Ottumwa IA July12-13 Music Festival dedicated to bringing Fun, Affordable, Positive Entertainment to Southeast Iowa while introducing talented musicians to Southeast Iowa.
Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.