MUSEUM IS OPEN FOR THE SUMMER.
HOURS ARE THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 1:30-4 P.M.
CONTACT CITY HALL TO ARRANGE FOR A PRIVATE TOUR.
Come by and see us at the Harold Bell Wright/Pierce City Museum!
Thursdays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We are located at 404 North Walnut Street in Pierce City, Missouri.
The Harold Bell Wright/Pierce City Museum is open Thursdays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(The museum will reopen May 2015 - feel free to contact City Hall to request a tour).
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
Stop by the Pierce City Branch (David H. Jones Library) of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library system to see the Pierce City 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 mural was donated to the library by the Pierce City Arts Council.
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.
Maybe you can help us solve a mystery! (MYSTERY SOLVED)
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.