Harlin Museum

Welcome to the Harlin Museum online!

 Our museum is dedicated to the preservation of the unique history of the Ozarks & to the patronage and support of our rich & diverse local art scene.

We house hundreds of items of cultural & historical interest to the area, including possessions of regional pioneer settlers & the Native American tribes that once inhabited the area, Civil War artifacts, objects that survived the tragic West Plains Dance Hall Explosion of 1928, displays featuring our famous local celebrities like Missouri Sports Hall of Fame baseball player Preacher Roe & Country Music Hall of Fame’s singer/songwriter Porter Wagoner, as well as the complete works of artist Lennis Broadfoot….& much more. 

The museum also hosts a variety of art shows & competitions throughout the year, including photography, painting, sculpture, and textile shows which allow for an ever-changing display in the museum’s modern Hathcock Gallery. Take a look at our MUSEUM NEWS page to see what kind of program, show, or competition is currently showing at the museum. And, remember, we also sell art! Competition show pieces, as well as the one-of-a-kind paintings, jewelry, books and stationary that you can find in our museum’s retail area, which is in the lobby of the Hathcock Gallery at the museum.

Group tours are welcome; please contact the museum for more info.

We look forward to your visit! 

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You can also follow our Facebook Page for up-to-date museum info and art news at: https://www.facebook.com/HarlinMuseumWP/


Antique Phonograph, Hand-Woven Hand-Dyed Textiles, & the Broadfoot Collection on display for the 2018 Old-Time Music & Ozark Heritage Festival


2018 Harlin Museum Abstract Show Exhibition



A painting by Lennis Broadfoot depicting the Pioneer Ozarks.

Civil War Skirmish at West Plains, Missouri Feb. 19, 1862 – Oil Painting by John D. Arnold