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Established in 2011, the Hannibal History Museum tells the story of the city's rich history. Exhibits trace this history beginning with the Native Americans who lived in the area and the city's founding. Other exhibits explore the antebellum and Civil War periods, the lumber industry, the city's economic growth of the 20th century, art and architecture, and notable figures from Hannibal including "the unsinkable" Molly Brown, who survived the sinking of the Titanic cruise ship and became a leading activist and social reformer of the period. In addition, the museum also offers guided historic Hannibal tours and haunted ghost tours.


  • The Hannibal History Museum opened in 2011 and features exhibits that tell the history of the city.
"Explore the History Museum." Hannibal History Museum. Accessed July 4, 2019.  http://www.hannibalhistorymuseum.com/p/blog-page.html.

Photo: Michael Kipley, Herald-Whig
https://www.whig.com/story/16398099/hannibal-history-museum-closing-temporarily-to-install-permanent-exhibits-plan-for-coming-year