Meeting: Monday, June 15, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Homer McCollum Farm on Route Z, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs served, attendees should bring a dish of their choice
is in the Monroe
County Courthouse at 300 North Main, Paris, MO on the first
floor of the courthouse in the north wing and contains many
exhibits depicting life and the history of Monroe county. The
museum is open during regular business hours of the courthouse
which are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special tours
are available with prior arrangement. Donations to the museum
are considered permanent gifts. To avoid confusion, loans of
articles are not accepted.
County Courthouse contains other items of historical interest
in addition the Museum. More information is available at ParisMo.net.
Charles P. Callis, this is a model of the James Fletcher Callis
farm. Purchased April 16, 1867, the two sons of James Fletcher,
Chester and Parrish, were born there. Chester lived there his
whole life. As an added note, the brick used in construction
was made on the farm.
stone tools found in Monroe County are on display in the Monroe
County Museum dating from prehistoric settlement to the early
farm and home items dating from early white settlement through
the Civil War into the 20th century are on display in the Monroe