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Lake of the Ozarks - Camden County History & Museum

Understanding History


July 18 & 19   Young People’s Theater Performance  $15 per person. Dinner at 5:30 pm play at 7. Reservations suggested. Not part of Season ticket package.

Doors open at 5:00 pm for the 7 pm curtain.  Play “The Princess Who Had No Name"  byBrian D. Taylor, the summer production from the Young Museum Players. Buffet style dinner begins serving at 5:30 pm. Seating is limited so reservations are strongly suggested. Call 573-346-7191 for information or 573-873-5101 for reservations.

Join our Cruise In and Market on July 26.

From the historic towns of Camdenton, Laurie, Macks Creek, Montreal, Osage Beach, Richland, Sunrise Beach, and Stoutland and located in our historic SCHOOL HOUSE MUSEUM at the LAKE OF THE OZARKS.

Our museum is perfect for self guided tours. We also offer group tours (by appointment), historical journals and publications, genealogy services and vintage exhibits. Our exhibits include tools, clothing, furniture, firearms and Civil War memorabilia as well as the new Indian relics display.




We have family entertainment through our DINNER THEATRE presentations featuring our Museum Players and Young Museum Players (season tickets are available).


There are EVENTS throughout the season such as Garage Sales, Craft Shows, Business Expos, Tea Dances, Quilt Show, Town and County Markets, Apple Butter Fall Festival Days, Benefit Golf Tournament.


GENEALOGY services are available from our research volunteers.


The CHRISTMAS SEASON features the Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Decorations and incorporate several family events.


CRAFTERS include the Ozark Weavers create rugs on our over 100 year old loom, the Lake Area Fiber Arts Guild and Basket Weavers are also a part of the museum.


Find here photos depicting the area before, during, and after the construction of BAGNELL DAM and LAKE OF THE OZARK. We are dedicated to preserve and make available the history of Camden County for the benefit, education, and enjoyment of our present citizens and future generations.


We are LOCATED in the town of Linn Creek, MO. at the Lake of the Ozarks area just off Highway 54 on State Road V. Our hours are March through October, 10am to 4pm (pending volunteers). Winter hours are by chance or by appointment.

The Museum comes to life through tours and special events. We are not tax supported. Donations are appreciated.


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Phone number: 1-573-346-7191

Mailing address is PO Box 19, Linn Creek, MO 65052

Physical Address is 206 S. Locust, Linn Creek, MO

Located on V Road just off of Highway 54






 Old articles 2013 Bagnell Dam photos acquired.