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Located on the campus of the College of the Ozarks, the Ralph Foster Museum preserves and promotes the history of the Ozarks (other parts of the world are represented as well). Founded in the early 1920s, the museum is named after Ralph Foster, a local radio broadcaster who also collected Indian artifacts. He donated his collection to the college, which named the museum in his honor in the mid-1960s. A variety of historical items and artifacts are on display in the museum, including antiques, dolls, weapons, natural history specimens, and even the original vehicle used in "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV show. There is also a recreated log cabin and, next to the museum outside, a historic one-room schoolhouse called Star School.


  • The car used in the show "The Beverly Hillbillies."
"About." Ralph Foster Museum. Accessed November 16, 2018.  https://www.rfostermuseum.com/Page/About.680.html.