"Guess What it Is" Exhibit

7/1/2019 to 8/31/2019 | Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site | Pilot Knob, MO

For the 2019 season, the historic site will be rotating six different themed displays of artifacts related to the site. Many of these are original artifacts that have never been on public display. Each themed display will be available for public viewing during regular business hours at the museum.

July and August will be themed "Guess What it is." In the 1800s, people used their brains to come up with ingenious ways to accomplish a task or make one easier. Much like we are always looking for the best new app for our phones, people of that time were on the lookout for the best equipment and supplies for whatever job they were doing. If there was not something available, they would often build something themselves. We have a large selection of unique artifacts that show the inventive ways people of that time used their tech to make their lives better or easier, just like we do today. Many of the artifacts will be unfamiliar to us and you can have fun trying to figure out what they were and how they were used. The artifacts will be on display and staff will be available to explain and interpret the artifacts. 

Upcoming displays will be:
September-October  “Before the Fort”    Highlighting Native American life in the valley before European settlement.
November-December  “Remembering the past”   Highlighting the battle participant reunions and picnics, which kept the memory of the battle alive and also the latter activities developing the museum and the distinctive reenactments.

This 2019 rotating exhibit event will include a reward for visitors who visit all six of the exhibits over the 2019 season. We will have an event passport, which can document attendance at the exhibits. The first five persons to turn in completed passports showing attendance to all six exhibits will receive a VIP pass to the September 2020 reenactment. The pass will include VIP seating and parking at the event as well as other incentives. All persons turning in a completed passport after the first five have been awarded will be placed in a random drawing for two additional VIP passes to be drawn in January 2020.

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Museum Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
118 East Maple, Pilot Knob, MO | (573) 546-3454