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Museum Collections

Unique to the Historical Society are several interesting collections significant to the citizens of the county. These collections range from dolls to military uniforms to priceless equestrian memorabilia, including ribbons, trophies and other mementoes from the illustrious career of Tom Bass. Many of these collections contain unique items you will not find anywhere else in the world.

Tom Bass
The American Saddlebred Horse Museum houses the largest display of Tom Bass memorabilia in the country. Items include: hundred's of ribbons, photos, saddle of Bell Beach, riding habit, and numerous other items. Also included is the burial site of famous show horse, Rex McDonald, the King of Kings - the greatest of champions, who was raised and shown out of Audrain County for most of his career.

Postcard Collection of Mary Cline
Since around 1990, Mary Cline has been collecting postcards of Mexico and other Audrain County towns as well as vintage postcards. Mary has over 400 postcards of Mexico alone and over 1500 postcards in all. A seasonal rotation of Mary’s postcards will be on display at the museum for the public to enjoy.

Three-face stemware
The collection consists of over 200 three-face stemware and was given by daughters of Mrs. A.P. Green. This collection includes: wine, water, champagne, candy dishes, cake plate, kerosene lamps, salts, and more.

Library Volumes

The Creasey Doll Collection was the gift of the late Mr. & Mrs. Roy Creasey, in memory of their daughter, Rosemary. There are more than 400 dolls in this unique collection. Mr. Creasey, an executive of the A.P. Green Company, brought many of the dolls to his daughter from his travels around the world.

Audrain County Histories, 1884-Present

Audrain County Atlases

Audrain County Plat Books

Audrain County Cemetery Records

DAR (Daughters of American Revolution), Linage Books

City of Mexico Directories

City of Mexico Telephone Directories, 1884-Present

Various Family Histories

Mexico and Community R-6 High School Year Books

Missouri Military Academy Year Books

George Caleb Bingham Steel Engraving Prints

Stump Speaking

The Voting Place

Martial Law

Music Boxes

Edison Phonograph from 1902

18th century inlaid music box

Regina 1897 music box