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MULTIPLE MUSEUMS IN ST. JOSEPH ARE PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL FREE MUSEUM DAY SATURDAY

…………..   The Pony Express Museum, and the Saint Joseph Museums will be two of the participating museums nationwide, featuring activities for all ages to enjoy…….. Read More…………

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Director’s picks top exhibits at Patee House

After a year of lost visitors and revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things have been looking up at the Patee House Museum this summer. Word of mouth about the historical jewels held in St. Joseph seems to be spreading with every bus tour. Volunteer Museum Director Gary Chilcote invited News-Press NOW in to discuss … Continued

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PONY EXPRESS RIDE RETURNS TO ST. JOE

After taking a year off due to Covid-19, The Pony Express riders concluded their cross country trek returning to the Patee House Museum Saturday night.  Continue Reading & Watch Video….

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Pony Express Re-ride a culmination of 10 days, nearly 2,000 miles

St. Joseph residents packed the sidewalks to see the finish of the Pony Express Re-ride this evening in front of the Patee House Museum. It marked the completion of a trek that started nearly 2,000 miles away in Sacramento.   Continue Reading…

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PONY EXPRESS REENACTORS BACK IN THE SADDLE

The Pony Express Re-Ride kicked off in Sacramento, California Wednesday and are set to arrive in St. Joseph in a little more than a week.  Read More….

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Ferry for Pony across the Missouri

Ebenezer Ferry carried Pony Express riders and much more…..

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Tuesday Night Talks going virtual in 2021

The Pony Express Museum is preparing for its 22rd year of presenting Tuesday Night Talks.   Read More…….

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Museums see attendance drop due to pandemic

Their doors now are open, but officials at several St. Joseph museums say attendance continues to be sluggish as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Now they are left searching for answers on how to get visitors inside while losing opportunities for bus tours and large group events. The Patee House Museum has seen admissions drop by … Continued

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Patee House gets new roof

The Patee House is receiving a new roof after a storm in June tore off about a third and sent it into the street. Read More…………

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Pony Express sees over 1,100 visitors on family fun day

On Monday, the Pony Express Museum opened its doors at 10 a.m. for Free Family Fun Day, and within two hours, over 500 people had visited the national museum. By the end of the day, 1,187 people had visited, more than doubling the attendance at the event last year. Read More……..