BRANSON CENTENNIAL MUSEUM
located at Main Street and Veteran’s Boulevard (Bus. Hwy. 65),
FREE Admission (donations appreciated)
Thursday – Friday - Saturday 10 – 4
The museum is a culmination of years of passion and love of the rich heritage and history of the Branson (and Taney County “folk”). The museum shares our stories and legacy, teaches our culture to future generations, preserves our past and gives history a “future”.
Rotating displays every 6-8 weeks: “Early Branson” (prior to 1912 incorporation), the White River (including development of lakes), The Roots of Tourism (including traditional music, crafts, outdoors, chatauguas, etc), School Days (includes history of Branson Schools, including one room schools consolidated in the system, as well as more generic school-age memories), Conflicts (3-4 week exhibit around Veterans Day, includes wars back to Civil War; bushwhackers, Gaylor family, etc.).
Mini-Exhibits: Railroad, Bridges and Roads, Floods, Resorts, The Branson Fire, Churches, Festivals, Unique Industry (logging, pencil factory, mussels, tomato canneries), Restaurants and Foods, The Adoration Parade Caves.
Characters: Small monthly exhibits featuring some of Branson’s most interesting people. This exhibit features those no longer here; Pearl Spurlock, Belle Moseley, Rose O’Neill, The Mary’s (Herschend and Trimble), Edna Waltz, Elizabeth McDanial, Dr. Elizabeth McIntyre, Rose Merritt, Lyle Owen, Henry Sullenger, Arch Mayden, ALbert/Ben Parnell, Rueben Branson, Jim Owen, John Neihardt, Dr. Guy B Mitchell, Ike Thompson, Art Cahill, and more.
Future exhibits will feature the decades of tourism and the amazing theatres, celebrities, and attractions that made Branson the Live Music Capital of the World.