Located in Linn Creek at Lake of the Ozarks, Mo

Monday – Friday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please know that all our staff are volunteers.
If we happen to not be open during regular hours it is because a volunteer was not available.

Our museum is perfect for self guided tours.
We also offer group tours by appointment.
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Tuesdays Beginning July 11th
For Six Tuesdays

For kids 9 to 15 years of age
Bring a Sack Lunch

Camps Include:
Louis & Clark & Osage Indians
Beginnings of Camden County
Civil War in Missouri
Building of Ha Ha Tonka
Building of the Dam
1950-Present Day

Contact the Museum for your children’s reservations.

Next Event

September 2nd

Junkin’ for Treasures
Swap Meet
9:00am – 4:00pm
At the
Laclede County Fair Grounds
Cattle Pavilion
next to the
Cowan Center in Lebanon, MO
Many vendors with a variety of items.
Admission free.
Lunch available.
For information or booth availability call 573-280-5067

September 9th

Indoor Garage Sale
Market Place
9:00am – 4:00pm

Many vendors with a variety of items.
Camden County Museum in Linn Creek.
Admission free. Lunch available for donation.
For information or booth availability call 573-346-7191

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Next Play

August 11th & 12th

Dinner Theater Performance

“This Must Be The Place”
by Monk Ferris

When world famous portrait artist Bob Zachary plans a romantic evening to propose to April March, he doesn’t figure on his plumber chum posing as him to lure a Las Vegas chorine to the house for a tryst, fashion designer Pomona Beaumont showing up seeking her niece debutante who is a client of Bob’s, the niece ecstatically thinking that Bob is going to propose to her, a monstrous rejected suitor of April’s showing up to wreak vengeance….and is goes on.  This show is three acts of nonstop hilarity, a chaotic riot that barely gives audiences time to breathe between guffaws.

Doors open at 5:30pm
Dinner at 6:00pm,
Play at 7:00pm

Tickets are $15
Seating is limited so reservations are suggested
Call 573-346-7191 ext 8 for reservations

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CCHS Membership Meeting

August 21st, 2017

Speaker – 
Subject –  Speaking about Jacob’s Cave

Dinner at 5:30 – Speaker at 6:00

2017 Quilt Drawing

“Log Cabin
in the

$1 per chance  
or 6 for $5.

Drawing will be at 
Apple Butter Days
Oct. 21st, 2017
Please contact the museum for tickets, or at any of our events.

Featured Display

2018 Re-Enactment of Monday’s Hollow


On June 9th & 10th, 2018, the Camden County Museum and Collins Artillery Battery B will co-host a Maximum Effort Re-enactment of the Battle of Monday’s Hollow (the only Civil War battle fought in Camden County).  The event will take place on the Missouri Trapshooter Association grounds on A road in Linn Creek, Mo.

During the Civil War villages and towns gave financial “bounties” to their militias, usually in the form of salt peter and shot for ammunition.   We are hoping that your business and others in the area will put up this bounty to help one of the participating cavalry, artillery or infantry units.  Your donation of $10.00, together with bounties from other businesses, will be recognized by public notices at the event showing the business that sponsor each unit.

Maximum Effort Re-enactments will usually bring in 500-600 re-enactors from Missouri and surrounding states, and we are expecting thousands of spectators.  We are seeking modest financial support from area business to help defray the expenses of the Re-enactors.

Re-enactors donate their travel expenses and their time in order to bring to the public authentic re-enactments of Civil War battles.  One expense they need help with is the cost of ammunition.

If you agree to put up a bounty, we will place it in a special escrow account at Central Bank in Camdenton.  Your $10.00 bounty will give you notice at the event site as a sponsor of a particular military unit, a very special poster (delivered in May of 2018) stating that your business is a proud sponsor of this event, and your business publicly thanked in a full page ad the day following the event.

We are a non-for-profit and not tax supported.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Valerie Thomas at 573-692-3350 with any questions.

To donate to the 2018 Re-Enactment please use donate button below.  

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