Westphalia Historical Society Museum
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119. East. Main Street - Westphalia Historical Society Museum

Erected in 1887 as a General Store for Fechtel-Hilkemeyer until sold by Miss Alice Fechtel to the Society for use as the museum, in 1973.   A millinery shop was formerly housed on the upper floor.  The large walnut double-glass door showcase, with large lower drawers (now to the rear of the museum) was used to display hats.  The one-story addition on the west stide was built for A.L. Hilkemeyer for use as a chicken hatchery (1930s) and later leased to the local Knights of Columbus Council, until they erected their first hall at the corner of Maries Avenue and Linn Street.

Display honoring Notre Dam Sisters

-a display honoring the Sisters of Notre Dam "Westphalia, the Cradle of Catholicism in Osage County"

- a display of the Schmitz-Boessen farm

 

St. Louis Cardinal uniform worn by Terry Moore

- St. Louis Cardinal uniform worn by Terry Moore of the "old Gas House Gang."

Military display honoring Westphalia veterans

- Military display honoring Westphalia veterans

Old items from St. Joseph Church

- Old items from St. Joseph Church

Old Stations of the Cross from St. Joseph Church

-Old Stations of the Cross from St. Joseph Church