Date: January 30, 2013
SUBJECT: AREA APPRECIATION FOR THE AWARD-WINNING RALPH FOSTER MUSEUM
By: Turner Brock
The Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks will offer free admission February 1-9, for anyone living in the Stone, Taney, Barry, Lawrence, Ozark, Christian, Douglas and Greene counties.
Dedicated to the history of the Ozarks region and named in honor of radio pioneer and philanthropist Ralph D. Foster, the Museum houses thousands of objects representing archaeology, history, firearms, antiques, numismatics, natural history, fine arts, geology and mineralogy.
Recently awarded the Rural Missouri magazine, Readers’ Choice for “Best Museum in Missouri, The Ralph Foster Museum also known as “The Smithsonian of the Ozarks,” is a three story museum dedicated to the Ozark’s history and culture. Rural Missouri magazine notes that the Museum houses the Beverly Hillbillies car and also “one of the Midwest’s finest firearms collections.”
The hours for the Ralph Foster Museum are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information on the Museum, call (417) 690-3407.