Sep 08, 2021

Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks to reopen Wednesday, September 8

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks will reopen to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 8, with new hours.

The hours for the Ralph Foster Museum are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Dedicated to the history of the Ozarks region and named in honor of radio pioneer and philanthropist Ralph D. Foster, the Ralph Foster Museum is a three-story gallery housing thousands of objects representing archaeology, history, firearms, antiques, numismatics, natural history, fine arts, geology, and mineralogy. A point of interest for museum-goers is the original 1921 Oldsmobile Model 46 Roadster used on the CBS television series, “The Beverly Hillbillies,” located on the first floor of the museum.

The museum also houses Rosie O’Neil’s Kewpie Doll Collection and one of the most extensive gun collections in the United States.

For more information about the Ralph Foster Museum, call (417) 690-3407.

In addition to the Ralph Foster Museum, additional student industries are open to the public. Edwards Mill and General Store, the Gaetz Tractor Museum, and the Stained Glass and Candle shop are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Keeter Center Gift Shop is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen will remain closed to the public for the fall semester.