Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
Opened in 2004, the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History features a wide range of exhibits exploring the natural and cultural history of the area. The natural history exhibits showcase geological specimens, bones, dinosaur exhibits, and taxidermied animals. The cultural history exhibits display Native American, Civil War, and WWI artifacts as well as information and photographs from more recent history including the timber and agricultural industries. There is also a gallery for local and regional artists to display their art. The building is the former Will Mayfield College Arts and Science Building, which was built in 1927 and added to the National Register of the Historic Places (the campus itself is its own listing on the register). Its Classical Revival design is unique in the area.
Backstory and Context
Pruitt, Julie. "Bollinger County Museum of Natural History will reopen in spring." Southeast Missourian. February 3, 2018. https://www.semissourian.com/story/2482009.html.