Dexter Welcome Center Depot/Museum

24 W. South Main
Latitude: 36.79422
Longitude: -89.95860
Dexter, MO 63841
Hours: Mon., Tue., Thur., Fri. - 10:30 AM - 3 PM Sat. 10 AM - 2 PM
Admission: None

The Dexter Welcome Center Depot/Museum was built in 1918 and was restored through a joint effort of the City of Dexter, the Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage Museum. The Museum portion is dedicated to preserving the history of Dexter through displays of photos, journals, clothing and artifacts of the people, organizations, churches and businesses of the past. Dexter was founded in 1873 by the railroad. The town was laid out by the railroad and lots were sold on July 4, 1873, thus, the railroad has played a very important part in our history. One notable collection on display is "Evans Pottery", a unique pottery made from native clay by an artisan also native tothe area. "Dexter - A Pictorial History", a hardbound book depicting all aspects of Dexter's history through text and photos, can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $15. Also available are brochures and maps of the community and the area.

City of Dexter
515B West Market • PO Box 21 • Dexter, MO 63841
Phone: 573-624-7458 • Toll Free: 800-332-8857 • Fax: 573-624-7459
Background Photo courtesy of Buddy Rogers
Created and Maintained by Creative Design Group