The Belton Historical Society announces that the Museum at 512 Main Street has re-opened after work was completed on tuck-pointing the building.
Jackie Kreisel and Karen Calvert have led efforts to update many exhibits to make the museum more relevant to today’s residents of Belton. Thanks to memorial gifts of two new display cases, the exhibits about Carry A. Nation and Dale Carnegie have been “spiffed up” and moved to their new home in the carriage house along with the Carry A. Nation hearse. Also showcased in the carriage house are telephone displays from Belton’s early days, a sewing machine from The Grace Company, and early office machines.
Featured in the Old City Hall building are new sports exhibits from early days of school sports and local sports teams. A new display of early sewing tools, embroidery and other needlework is of interest. Early irons, crockery, clothing, etc. have a new home. It is recommended that children try to guess what such early tools were used for! We have a new display about the early fire department and a display about the Weldon Jackson family. We hope to showcase a different family each year in the near future.
The museum hours are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 pm – 4 pm and Saturday mornings from 10 am – 1 pm. Special group tours are available by calling 816-322-3977.