Visit the museum!
CLOSED FOR WINTER. OPEN BY SPECIAL APPT ONLY
Regular SUMMER museum hours are THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS,
Call to confirm.
CONTACT CITY HALL TO ARRANGE A PRIVATE TOUR.
The Harold Bell Wright/Pierce City Museum is located inside the former First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) church building in Pierce City, Missouri.
404 NORTH WALNUT STREET
PIERCE CITY, MISSOURI 65723
Pierce City's museum survived the 2003 tornado!
The museum is closed for the winter.
Feel free to contact Pierce City Hall to request a special tour!
The Harold Bell Wright/Pierce City Museum is open Thursdays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer.
Contact Pierce City Hall to arrange a tour if you or your group cannot visit us during our regular hours.
Pierce City Hall - 417-476-2323
Mural depicting Pierce City history
Stop by the Pierce City Branch (David H. Jones Library) of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library system to see the mural Pierce City Remembered which hangs in the community room.
The mural depicts scenes from Pierce City history and was painted by Carthage artist, Sherry Pettey. Sherry is a member of the Pierce City Arts Council (PCAC). The original art work was donated to the library by the Pierce City Arts Council (PCAC).
Family of Harold Bell Wright
Mother: Alma T. Watson (d. 1883 tuberculosis)
Wife: Frances E. Long (m. 1899, div. 1920, three sons)
Son: Gilbert Munger Wright (b. 1901)
Son: Paul Williams Wright (b. 1902, d. 3-Jun-1928)
Son: Norman Hall Wright (b. 8-Jan-1910, d. 21-Jul-2001)
GRACE TINKER INFORMATION, ONLINE RESOURCES
Some online references on Grace Tinker:
1. An item about Mrs. Tinker was featured in the Back in the Good Old Days column in The Monett Times on January 9, 2014.
2. Back in the Good Old Days 2009.
3. Story in the Joplin Globe about Grace Tinker watercolor painting sold for fundraiser.
4. Short article written by Harold O. Taylor about Grace Tinker in the Nevada Daily Mail
(Mr. Taylor was a friend and Harold Bell Wright. A painting by HBW that used to hang in the First Christian Church was one of several HBW gave as gifts to Mr. Taylor. The Taylor family gave the painting to a museum in Kansas City. The painting is currently on display in the Inspiration Tower at the Harold Bell Wright Homestead in Branson, MO).
5. I believe this is a bowl painted by Mrs. Tinker that Jo Allen sold online when she was preparing to move out of Pierce City.
Celebrate Pierce City History
The Mission of the Harold Bell Wright/Pierce City Museum is to "Celebrate Pierce City History!"
From the family of Harold Bell Wright
Maybe you can help us solve a mystery!
We had been looking for information on the whereabouts of the bell from the old bell tower for over a decade.
Murray Bishoff solved the mystery! He discovered a notice in a 1942 edition of The Monett Times that the 500 pound bell was donated to a scrap metal drive that year. Presumably for the war effort in WWII. A notice also appeared in the Pierce City paper about the scrap metal drive.
Postcard image courtesy of Dave Hadsel
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Facebook page dedicated exclusively to Harold Bell Wright
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