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Thank you for visiting the Pony Express Museum. We hope this was an educational and enjoyable experience for you. We operate our museum as a 501C (3) organization from our admissions, donations, memberships and the sales from the museum store. Please feel free to browse through our store and purchase a souvenir from your visit.

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Penny Machine is available to make a cool souvenir. There are four choices to press on a penny. All it requires is 2 quarters and a penny, then just follow the directions.

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Postal History and First Day Covers celebrates the 80th and 100th Anniversaries of the Pony Express. The covers were sent by people who lived in the St. Joseph area at the time of the anniversaries.

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Pioneer Children’s Play Area is available for kids young and young at heart.

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Rubbings Table has four patterns along with crayons and paper, so you can make a souvenir and take it home with you. The patterns include the National Pony Express 1960 Centennial, Buffalo Nickel, Russell-Majors-Waddell Commemorative Medal and an 1860s Indian head Penny.

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1860s Gold and Silver Coins Collection was donated by the Sollars family. The coins were issued in 1860 and 1861 during the time of the Pony Express.

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Fractional & Confederate Currency 1862-1876 Governments create official currency, coins and negotiable paper notes for exchange in commerce. The Civil War caused the United States to become the first country to issue national paper currency.

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Messick Gallery:

The Current Exhibit is:  “Hall of Riders”

The Previous Exhibits were:

“Whimsical Horses”

“Buffalo Bill”

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Archeological Dig is the first dig site / squares of 17 done on the site in the early 1990s. Some artifacts were found in other squares and placed here in the condition they were found. The 1858 wall is from the Pikes Peak Stables and the 1888 wall is the retaining wall of the St.

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The Platte Purchase, painted by George Gray, depicts the signing of the Platte Purchase Treaty between the Iowa and Sac and Fox Tribes, and the United States government in 1836. The treaty added the Platte Territory to the State of Missouri. Counties carved from the Platte Territory are Atchison, Nodaway,

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Winter Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9:00 to 4:00
Sunday remains the same at 11:00 - 4:00
Winter business hours effective December 1 through March 1

Regular Business Hours
Monday - Saturday
9am to 5pm
Sunday
11am to 4pm