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Lake of the Ozarks - Camden County History & Museum

Understanding History


August 8          Busy Hands – come join the old fashioned sewing and hand work. Bring your project or want to learn list. 2nd & 4th Friday

                          of the month. 10am to 2pm.   

August 23       Town & Country Market 9-4

The fourth Saturday of each month May through August we will hold a Country Market. Booth space is available for anyone wishing to sell produce or Country Crafts. Call Yetta, 573-280-1958.


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.