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The David Rice Atchison Museum

 

The David Rice Atchison Museum is an exhibit housed inside the basement of the Clinton County Courthouse.

The exhibit includes a timelines of important events in the life of David Rice Atchison, as well as news articles from publications of the time written during and after his appointment to the U. S. Senate. 

           Clinton County Courthouse
                     211 N. Main St.

Stories from Atchison's boyhood, the actual briefcase he used as a Senator in Congress, and other personal items can all be seen in the exhibit. Photos of the house where Atchison lived, along with pictures of the original and current Atchison gravestones, as well as several other historic "gems" are also included in the display.

Read about the unique Civil War "incident" at the Atchison Farm that is not mentioned in most historical accounts of Clinton County because it was considered an "atrocity" that the family wished to keep to themselves. 
   
Tours are approximately 10-20 minutes in length.

Hours of Courthouse Operation: Mon-Fri  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Admission is free but donations are welcome.

Restrooms available.
Handicap accessible.

816-539-3777
 
 

Web sponsored by:   

Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 134
Plattsburg, MO 64477
816-539-2649

 

Special thanks to The Clinton County Leader and RT Photography
for donating many of the pictures for use on this site and
to Marti Spease-Riddle for the picture of the Christian Church used in the header for this website.