Bonnell Museum

20755 Lamar Road
Weston, Missouri 64098
(816) 992-0102

May - October
Saturday & Sunday & Holidays
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
By appt during the week

Life on a farm in the 1800's is preserved for all at the Herbert Bonnell Museum on the outskirts of Weston. Mr. Bonnell cherished the farm his family settled on in 1874. Displayed inside the house are the many items needed to run a household and farm. Outbuildings contain rare objects and tools from a time when the farm was nearly self-supporting. Bring a picnic lunch and relax in the meadow or under the trees surrounding a natural waterfall as you enjoy a simpler time.

Lewis & Clark Exhibit

300 Main Street
Weston, Missouri 64098
(816) 640-2752

Free admission.

8:00 a.m. - Noon
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.

In the Weston train depot is "In the Wake of Lewis and Clark" exhibit. This exhibit chronicles the history and enviroment of this part of the lower Missouri River from the time Lewis and Clark expedition passed here in 1804. It also details how Weston came to be the largest American city west of St. Louis in the years just prior to the Civil War.

Sundance Photo Galleria and Mortís Classic Cameras

525 Main Street
Weston, Missouri 64098
(816) 386-4310

10:00.-5:00 p.m. 
Noon-5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday

Vaudeville era images taken during 1910-30 in Kansas City by Orval Hixon, are showcased as a tribute to one of photography’s major contributors of amazing theatrical portraits. His creative images of famous stars of dance, silent film, talkies, vaudeville and theater captured the essence of an exciting and sensuous time.   

Patrons to his Main Street Studio & Baltimore Hotel Hixon Studio in KC included Al Jolson, Theda Bara, Baby Rose Marie, Ruth St Dennis, Eddie Rickenbacker, Joan Crawford, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, and Eddie Cantor. New sepia toned Giclee prints made from his vintage 11X14 glass negatives are available in various sizes.

100’s of vintage cameras from $2 to $6,000 are offered for sale and add to the visual ambiance of the gallery space. Mort Reeber, "The Camera Man", is a virtual encyclopedia of camera information and is ready to help answer your questions. Mort sells from his Classic Camera Collection accumulated from 67 years of collecting. Free informal appraisals of your cameras can be obtained by contacting Mort.

Prices on the Orval Hixon Collection range from $19 to $300. These prices are 50-70% off previous Hixon KC gallery prices. Vintage Sheet Music, Old Records, Photographic Antiques, Movie Magazines and Curiosities round out the Sundance Experience. Also, check out the permanent Hixon Gallery in the KC Public Library (10th & Main).

Weston Historical Museum

601 Main Street
Weston, Missouri 64098
(816) 386-2977
Free admission.

Tuesday - Saturday
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
1:30-4:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays,
and from mid-December
through mid-March.

Call (816) 640-2650 to arrange
your private group tours of Weston,
the Museum and Antebellum homes.

From rare Native American moccasins to early physician instruments to vintage clothing displays; the Weston Historical Museum has preserved local artifacts to enjoy today. Discover what life was like in Platte County from prehistoric days through World War II. Favorite exhibits include Civil War relics, a newspaper office, household items, tools, glassware, china, furniture, historic documents and everyday objects from the area's past. The 'Nostalgia Store' in the museum features a variety of books, games and candy.

The Museum was founded in 1960 by private donations from local townspeople and descendants of those who
first settled the town. Weston's location, close to
Ft. Leavenworth and Kansas City, means the museum enjoys visitors, compliments and support from people around the world. Historians can find an abundance of clippings, files and pictures for their research.

Popular Mini-Tours for groups of 15 or more are available with advance reservations. For further information about the museum and tours, call (816) 640-2650 or write to the Weston Historical Museum, PO Box 266, Weston, MO 64098.

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