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Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum


category : Museums
Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum This museum emphasizes the growth and development of Joplin as the result of mining in the Tri-State Mining District, primarily during the Victorian period. On display are assorted historic items from Joplin's mining era, including an extensive doll collection and the "Circus Room", a child's play house and a 1927 American LeFrance fire engine.


Admission: Free admission.
Hours: Hours: April through September, Tue - Sat: 10am to 4pm; Sunday, 1 to 4pm
October through April, Wed - Sat: 12 to 4pm; Sunday, 1 to 4pm
Address: Schifferdecker Park, 4th St. and Schifferdecker Ave
Phone: 417-623-1180
Open year round, Closed holidays.

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