Museum Events

  

2018 Events

 

March 3 – Indoor Garage Sale & Market Place
9 am to 4 pm
Camden County Museum in Linn Creek
Admission free
Many vendors with a variety of items.
Lunch available for donation.
For information or booth availability call 573-346-7191

March 16 – Audience Participation Mystery Dinner
“Southern Fried Murder”
by Billy St. John.
Way down south in Dixie, there’s something’s rotten in the cotton! Wealthy family matriarch Magnolia Capote has summoned her kith and kin to dinner in a fancy restaurant to discuss her will. But when Mrs. Capote is killed wither her walking stick, mayhem ensues and her possible heirs become involved in a treasure hunt to interpret the encrypted will!
Dinner served while the audience attempts to solve the mystery that is occurring around and among them.

Action starts promptly at 6:00pm
$20 per person
Seating is limited and reservations suggested
Call 573-346-7191 ext 8 for reservations

April 7 – Spring Craft Show
9 am to 4 pm
Camden County Museum in Linn Creek
Admission free
Many crafters with a variety of items.
Lunch available for donation.
For more information or booth availability call 573-346-7191

April 20-21 –  Melodrama & Spaghetti Supper
Our first Dinner Theater of the 2018 season
 “A Fate Worse Than Death; or Adrift in Life’s Sea!”
by Dunstan Weed
“Gadzooks! What a beautiful night for a murder!” hisses the villain. Yes, there’s plenty of dirty work going on at the crossroads as that fiendish scoundrel, Cassius Carstairs, pursues the pure Carlotta Flower, the persecuted heroine who is more sinned against than sinning. This wildly funny melodrama gives you every chance to hiss the villain and applaud the hero and heroine, and to have the time of their lives. With tongue in cheek it incorporates all of the surefire situations used in the old time melodramas and the result is a wonderfully happy piece of nonsense with laughs tumbling over each other in rapid succession.

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested.

Doors open at 5:00pm, Buffet style Spaghetti Supper at 5:30pm, Play at 7:00pm
$15 per person
Seating is limited and reservations suggested
Call 573-346-7191 ext 8 for reservations

April 28 –  City-Wide Health Fair
All Day
Numerous activities at the museum and throughout the city of Linn Creek to promote healthy living for the for the entire family.
For more information call 573-346-7191

May 19 –  Junkin’ for Treasures Swap 
8 am to 4 pm
Laclede County Fair Grounds Cattle Pavilion
next to the Cowan Center in Lebanon, MO
Admission free
Many vendors with a variety of items. . Lunch available.
For information or booth availability call 573-280-5067

May 25-26 – Dinner Theater
“Give My Regards to Broadway”
Words and music by George M. Cohan
book by Shubert Fendrich
Combine the greatest show tunes of George M. Cohan with a sparkling story and you have the most entertaining, charming, toe-tapping musical. Dick Foster is opening a Broadway show but is having problems with both money and his leading lady. Enter Mary Collins, an aspiring actress from New Rochelle, plus ’Legs’ Ruby, a Damon Runyon-type bookie who is on the run from the mob. Just as all appears lost, a financial ’angel’ appears with the money to do the show, and Mary gets her big chance at stardom. The play is filled with fascinating character roles, including the ’Donald O’Connor-type’ pianist, Betty, the Virginia belle in the chorus, along with a bevy of chorus girls, gangsters and other assorted characters. 

Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00pm, Play at 7:00pm
$15 per person
Seating is limited and reservations suggested
Call 573-346-7191 ext 8 for reservations

June 9-10 – Civil War Re-enactment
more info to come

July 13-14 – Swap Meet
9 am to 4 pm
Camden County Museum in Linn Creek
Admission free
Many vendors with a variety of items. Lunch available for donation.
For information or booth availability call 573-346-7191

July 20 – Young People’s Theater Performance
“The Wacky Wizard of Oz”
by Patrick Dorn
This is the summer production from the Young Museum Players
When a freakish storm carries a Kansas farm girl and her canine companion Toto to a strange new world, the result is wacky! After her house smooshes a witch, Dorothy steps out in her Ruby Crocks and onto on a yellow bricked comical adventure, packed with giggles and guffaws. Encouraged by a bunch of silly Munchkins, a brainy Scarecrow, tender-hearted Tin Man and lionhearted Cowardly Lion, Dorothy seeks out the not too terribly Terrible Wizard of Oz and confronts cackling crows, rock-star Ozzies, poppy peddling gangstas, screechy winged monkeys, zombified Winkies, and finally the epically aquaphobic Wicked Witch of the West. This fast, funny, and contemporary adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic adventure is filled with jokes, gags, puns, surprises and slapstick humor.

Doors open at 5:00pm, Buffet Style Dinner at 5:30pm, Play at 7:00pm
$15 per person
Not part of Season ticket package
Seating is limited and reservations suggested
Call 573-346-7191 ext 8 for reservations

July 21 – Ice Cream Social & Classic Car Cruise-In
6-8 pm
Ice Cream Social & Classic Car Cruise-In 
6-8 pm
Camden County Museum in Linn Creek
more info to come
For more information call, 573-346-7191

August 3 – Audience Participation Mystery Dinner
“The Hilarious Hillbilly Massacre”
by Peter DePietro
The Birchbumble family, a wild and fun loving clan from deep in the hills of Tennessee, is having a family reunion and you, being a close relative, are invited. Everyone is promised a hog slappin’ good time. However, before the moonshine starts flowin’, evil befalls the festivities. A barbaric I.R.S. agent crashes the party and demands that the Birchbumbles pay all the back taxes they owe or the government will confiscate the premises immediately. The Birchbumbles don’t take easily to threats, so the agent is bumped off. There’s more murder and mayhem and lots of merriment as the Birchbumbles stage their own auditions for Hee Haw. Talent like theirs must be seen to be believed. Be sure to attend this long awaited reunion. It may be the last chance you have to party with the “in bred” crowd.

Action starts promptly at 6:00pm
$20 per person
Seating is limited and reservations suggested
Call 573-346-7191 ext 8 for reservations

August 17 – Ladies Luncheon
Serving at Noon
Camden County Museum in Linn Creek

Salad luncheon followed by a program
$10.00 per person
Reservations suggested.
For more information call 573-346-7191

Sept 1 –  Junkin’ for Treasures Swap 
8 am to 4 pm
Laclede County Fair Grounds Cattle Pavilion
next to the Cowan Center in Lebanon, MO
Admission free
Many vendors with a variety of items. . Lunch available.
For information or booth availability call 573-280-5067

Sept 8 – Indoor Garage Sale & Market Place
9 am to 4 pm
Camden County Museum in Linn Creek
Admission free
Many vendors with a variety of items.  Lunch available for donation.
For information or booth availability call 573-346-7191.

Sept 21-22 – Dinner Theater
“The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townwomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of MacBeth”
by David McGillivrayand Walter Zerlin,Jr. 
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society ladies mount yet another assault on the classics with a startlingly original production of Macbeth staged to get them to the Welwyn Garden City Finals. Under the carefully mascara’d eye of adjudicator George Peach, all events conspire hilariously against them.

Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00pm, Play at 7:00pm
$15 per person
Seating is limited and reservations suggested
Call 573-346-7191 ext 8 for reservations

Oct 19-20 – Fall Festival/Apple Butter Day
9 am to 4 pm
Camden County Museum in Linn Creek
Admission free
Craft Booths, Craft Demonstrations, and a Quilt raffle
Crafters with a variety of items. Apple Butter and Apple Pies available.
Chili and soup lunch available for donation.
For information or booth availability call 573-346-7191

Nov 2-3 – Dinner Theater
“The Gin Game”
by Donald L. Coburn  
Comedy 

Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a seedy nursing home, strike up an acquaintance. Neither seems to have any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller’s inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident. While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, ruining their brief friendship. They end up trying to expose the other’s weaknesses, belittling the other’s life, and humiliating each other.

Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00pm, Play at 7:00pm
$15 per person
Seating is limited and reservations suggested
Call 573-346-7191 ext 8 for reservations

Nov 16-17 – Holiday Market Place
9 am to 4 pm
Camden County Museum in Linn Creek

Craft booths and vendors with Christmas crafts and gifts.
Lunch available.
For more information call 573-346-7191
or come by to pick up forms.

Dec 15 – OLD TYME CHRISTMAS AT LINN CREEK
A celebration of the Christmas season throughout the city of Linn Creek
Join us for a full day of fun.

9 am to 11 amBreakfast with Santa at Tonka Hills Restaurant

10 amCrafts, goodies and last minute gifts available at the museum

2 pmThe Young Museum Players will present their Christmas production
“We Wish You a Merry Spendmas!“
by Sean Abley and Wayne Hall
In this hilarious holiday satire set in the near future, Sprawl-Mart, a gigantic corporation, has purchased all merchandising rights to Christmas – even Santa Claus! Determined to re-brand the holiday to ‘Spendmas,’ evil Sprawl-Mart CEO Mr. Reed must battle the young and idealistic Ann Turner, who has had enough of holidays without sentiment. But can she enlist a happily retired Santa and a bunch of disgruntled elves in her cause? With dozens of big, colorful characters of all ages, and laughs for both the kids and adults, We Wish You a Merry Spendmas! is the perfect large cast holiday comedy.

Donation for the play is $5 per family present.
For more information call 573-346-7191