We’re proud of our generous financial support and contributions to the Missouri State Parks Foundation to help fund critical artifact restoration efforts and equally proud of our partnership with the Missouri State Museum which enables thousands of Missourians and visitors from around the world to view important artifacts that would otherwise not be available to the public. Together with the state, we’re helping to preserve and celebrate Missouri’s history and natural wonders with everyone.

The Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum is home to one of the most extensive collections of Native American artifacts in the country with more than 75,000 individual artifacts on display including six currently on loan from the state of Missouri. Artifact loan programs are typical for museums around the world and The Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum has been entrusted with national artifacts through a similar partnership with Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Mark Schlinkmann • 314-340-8265

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