Current Exhibit

Current Exhibition 

Now Open!

Missouri Bicentennial: Celebrating 200 years of Missouri History
April 7 - June 26, 2021

The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum reopens for the 2021 season with a new exhibit Missouri Bicentennial: Celebrating 200 years of Missouri History. On August 10, 2021 the state of Missouri celebrates its 200th anniversary. The history of the state is a multipart narrative filled with moments of great pride and achievement but also violence and complexity. From the Lewis and Clark expedition to modern day Ferguson, the idea of history and memory is remembered differently by different people. Race, income, regional differences and of course time affect the way Missourians think about their state’s past and their own individual shared experiences. This exhibit takes a look at some of the milestones and major events that have shaped the state. Through a timeline of events combined with original artifacts, the exhibit aims to showcase the 200-year journey of Missouri and her people. Missouri Bicentennial: Celebrating 200 years of Missouri History is on display April 7 – June 26, 2021.

Upcoming Exhibits...

Freedom: A History of Us

July 7-31, 2021

A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History

August 4 - October 23, 2021

Holiday Toys

November 3  - December 11 , 2021

Past Exhibits

Little Bee, Big Deal: Honey Bees and Thier Amazing World

June 3 - July 25, 2020

Holiday Toys

November 6 - December 14, 2019

All Hallows Eve: Halloween History and Symbolism

September 4 - November 2, 2019

Big Shoal: Church, Cemetery, Community

April 10 - August 24, 2019

Holiday Toys

October 31 - December 8, 2018

Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny Real and Imagined

September 5 - October 20, 2018 

Parlor Games: An American Family at Play

July 5 - August 25, 2018

Still Beauty: Scenes from an American Farm

April 11 - June 23, 2018

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

September 6 - October 21, 2017

Clay County Cooking

June 7 - August 26, 2017

Over Here: American's at Home During WWI

April 5 - May 20 2017

Holiday Toy Display

November 30 - December 17, 2016

The Many Faces of George Washington

November 2-19, 2016

Drawn to Fashion: 100 Years of Clothing in Print

July 20 - October 22, 2016

Archaeology: What's Under the Farm?

April 6 - July 9, 2016

Mapping Missouri: Maps from the Collection of the Missouri State Archives

September 30 - December 12, 2015

 

America's Fairs: Educating Communities

July 29 - September 12, 2015

 

Good Manners: Everyday Etiquette Past and Present

May 27 - July 18, 2015

 

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times

April 15 - May 9, 2015

 

A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon

September 24 – December 13, 2014

 

Life of a Reenactor

May 28 – September 6, 2014

 

Victorian Love Tokens

February 14 – May 10, 2014

 

Holiday Toys

December 4-14, 2013

 

Homestead Act 150th Anniversary

September 7 – November 23, 2013

 

Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors

April 27 – August 31, 2013

 

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Votes for Women

August 5 - December 12, 2020

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