The Lennis L. Broadfoot collection is displayed annually by the Harlin Museum in its Hathcock Art Gallery. L.L. Broadfoot, 1891-1984, was a Shannon County, Missouri, artist who is best known for immortalizing the often enigmatic people, places, and traditions of the turn-of-the-century Ozarks region. He also wrote first-hand narratives about his subjects, gathering his charcoal drawings and stories into a book, “Pioneers of the Ozarks.” The original pieces used to create the book are on display during the exhibit, with reprints of the book available for sale.
The exhibit is available for viewing from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays-Sundays, through August 14. Admission is free to this not-for-profit museum, but donations to help maintain the collection are appreciated. Due to excessive heat and because the Harlin is an all-volunteer organization, staffing is limited this summer. For anyone who arrives at the museum and finds it not open, there are three phone numbers posted on the front door. The numbers are for volunteers who can be called, and one of them will be there to meet visitors within a few minutes. Appointments for visits can also be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harlin Museum owns all rights to the Broadfoot Collection. Images are used by permission. Additional Broadfoot information here: https://harlinmuseum.com/lennis-broadfoot/