This past year has been hard on all of us, but especially organizations like ours that depend on tourism. Because we rely on revenue from ticket sales, losing field trips, group tours, and international visitors means our ticket revenue is down by 70%. That's the revenue we use for operational costs. We're making up that revenue through walking tours, our Queen City Quest scavenger hunt, and Give Ozarks.
Operating funds go to things like keeping the lights on and the exhibits running. While we love old things, we need operating funds for all of the new technology in the museum.
The History Museum on the Square is committed to building and preserving an extensive collection of historical documents and artifacts, as we share stories of the crossroads to engage, educate, and inspire our diverse audience. We strengthen our community’s future by learning about our past and our culture.
Ways to Help
Donations for operating support help us keep the museum open. Find out more about us, how to become a member, how to volunteer, and our events (especially Queen City Quest, special exhibits, and walking tours) by going to our website.