The Webster County Historical Museum was opened the public in 1997 after the society secured Marshfield’s former Carnegie Library building for use as a museum. Work began shortly thereafter to repair the building, which was in need of serious renovation. In July 1997, the Webster County Historical Museum was open for visitors and has been ever since. Today, the museum houses many exhibits featuring various aspects of Webster County’s history.
The Museum is currently open Monday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. and is closed on Sunday. For other hours by appointment, call 417-859-2036.
Located right next door to the musuem the annex is a researcher’s dream come true. Here, the archives of the Marshfield Mail (spanning nearly 125 years of Marshfield’s history), the county’s probate records and the Mattie Day Hyde Collection are kept.
Various books, journals and reference materials
Information on surrounding counties