Bonnell Museum

20755 Lamar Road
Weston, Missouri 64098
(816) 992-0102
belindak@embarqmail.com

HOURS
May - October
Saturday & Sunday & Holidays
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
By appt during the week

Life on a farm in the 1800's is preserved for all at the Herbert Bonnell Museum on the outskirts of Weston. Mr. Bonnell cherished the farm his family settled on in 1874.

 

Displayed inside the house are the many items needed to run a household and farm. Outbuildings contain rare objects and tools from a time when the farm was nearly self-supporting. Bring a picnic lunch and relax in the meadow or under the trees surrounding a natural waterfall as you enjoy a simpler time.

 

Lewis & Clark Exhibit

Lewis & Clark Exhibit

300 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098
(816) 640-2752

Free admission.

HOURS
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In the Weston train depot is "In the Wake of Lewis and Clark" exhibit. This exhibit chronicles the history and enviroment of this part of the lower Missouri River from the time Lewis and Clark expedition passed here in 1804.

 

It also details how Weston came to be the largest American city west of St. Louis in the years just prior to the Civil War.

In the Weston train depot is "In the Wake of Lewis and Clark" exhibit. This exhibit chronicles the history and enviroment of this part of the lower Missouri River from the time Lewis and Clark expedition passed here in 1804.

 

It also details how Weston came to be the largest American city west of St. Louis in the years just prior to the Civil War.

 

National Silk Art Museum

423 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098
(816) 536-5955

HOURS
Tuesday-Saturday
opens at 11:30am

On exhibit on a rotating basis over 500 French and English silk tapestries based on work by major artists from the 15th through the 20th century.

 

This is the most important and extensive exhibition of woven silk tapestry ever shown in the world. Showcasing the works of Stevengraphs, Carquillat, Neyret Freres, Staron & Meyers and more. These tapestries are considered the most beautiful tapestries in existence.

 

Silk tapestries are the art form of weaving silk textiles producing pictures and images. Structurally tapestry is composed of thousands of small rice-shaped dots of color. These dots are created every time a weft travels across one warp and can be made either more blended or diverse by controlling of each dot; i.e., the spun silk itself and/or the weft bundle.

 

This is optical blending at its best; the physical mixing of silk of different colors that are then perceived by the eye as one color. This phenomena is what pointillism and divisionism utilized. Silk tapestries have remained popular because of their three-dimensional characteristics and intricate weaving. They are truly timeless works of art.

Sundance Photo Gallery and Mort’s Classic Cameras

525 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098
(816) 386-4310
SundancePhotoGallery@gmail.com
www.sundancephotogallery.com

HOURS

 

April-December
Wed-Sun
Noon-5

 

Jan-Mar
(by Chance or Email Confirmed Appointment)

Vaudeville era images taken during 1910-30 in Kansas City by Orval Hixon, are showcased as a tribute to one of photography’s major contributors of amazing theatrical portraits. His creative images of famous stars of dance, silent film, talkies, vaudeville and theater captured the essence of an exciting and sensuous time.   

Patrons to his Main Street Studio & Baltimore Hotel Hixon Studio in KC included Al Jolson, Theda Bara, Baby Rose Marie, Ruth St Dennis, Eddie Rickenbacker, Joan Crawford, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, and Eddie Cantor. New sepia toned Giclee prints made from his vintage 11X14 glass negatives are available in various sizes.

100’s of vintage cameras from $2 to $6,000 are offered for sale and add to the visual ambiance of the gallery space. Mort Reeber, "The Camera Man", is a virtual encyclopedia of camera information and is ready to help answer your questions. Mort sells from his Classic Camera Collection accumulated from 73 years of collecting. Free informal appraisals of your cameras can be obtained by contacting Mort.

Prices on the Orval Hixon Collection range from $10 to $150. These prices are 50-70% off previous Hixon KC gallery prices. Vintage Sheet Music, Old Records, Photographic Antiques, Movie Magazines and Curiosities round out the Sundance Experience. Also, check out the permanent Hixon Gallery in the KC Public Library (10th & Main).

 
 

Weston Historical Museum

601 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098
(816) 386-2977
www.westonhistoricalmuseum.org
Free admission.

HOURS


Tuesday - Saturday
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Sunday
1:30-5:00 p.m.


Closed Holidays,
and from mid-December
through mid-March.

Call (816) 640-2650 to arrange your private group tours of Weston, the Museum and Antebellum homes.

From rare Native American moccasins to early physician instruments to vintage clothing displays; the Weston Historical Museum has preserved local artifacts to enjoy today. Discover what life was like in Platte County from prehistoric days through World War II. Favorite exhibits include Civil War relics, a newspaper office, household items, tools, glassware, china, furniture, historic documents and everyday objects from the area's past. The 'Nostalgia Store' in the museum features a variety of books, games and candy.

The Museum was founded in 1960 by private donations from local townspeople and descendants of those who first settled the town. Weston's location, close to Ft. Leavenworth and Kansas City, means the museum enjoys visitors, compliments and support from people around the world. Historians can find an abundance of clippings, files and pictures for their research.

Popular Mini-Tours for groups of 15 or more are available with advance reservations. For further information about the museum and tours, call (816) 640-2650 or write to the Weston Historical Museum, PO Box 266, Weston, MO 64098.

Voted #1 Best Day Trip 14 years running! - Ingram's Magazine
Voted #1 Best Overnight Destination - Visit KC.com
Voted Best Day Trip - The Pitch
Voted Favorite Day Trip - Visit KC Visitors Choice Award
Voted Best Day Trip & Beautiful Town- Rural Missouri Magazine
Voted Best Small Town in Missouri - AAA Midwest Traveler Magazine
Voted Most Beautiful Town in Missouri - Expedia Viewfinder Travel Blog
 

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Weston Chamber of Commerce

526 Main Street

Weston, MO 64098

info@westonmo.com

816.640.2909
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