For over a century, the fire brick industry was the primary economic engine of Audrain County with peak employment exceeding 5,000 and payrolls supporting four generations of families. The industry was the driving force of social change in the county and area.
In 2008, ACHS built an addition to the existing museum complex to house memorabilia from the "Firebrick Capital of the World". The Firebrick Museum holds photos, records, equipment, raw materials, and other pieces of our firebrick history.
Outside the Firebrick Museum is a brick walk featuring the names of employees and companies of the industry in Missouri. Bricks are still available for purchase. For more information, contact ACHS.