Reach Out

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Our Mission

Urgent Projects


Aircraft Co

Built in 1858 - National Register of Historic Places 1979
South Main Street Memphis, Missouri -  Phone: 660-465-2275
Complex: Downing House Museum, Boyer House, Memphis Train Depot & Pheasant Aircraft Co.

Volunteers at the Downing House Museum help make the history of our community more accessible. Putting their talents to work at the Downing House Museum and Museum  Complex, volunteers are essential to the work. Volunteers greet visitors, conduct tours and programs, staff the Museum Shop, assist with research, help preserve artifacts and much more.

People with special skills, flexible schedules or an interest in history are welcome to join our volunteer program.

Downing House

The Downing House Museum would not exist today with the gen­er­ous sup­port of community-minded indi­vid­u­als. Dona­tions sup­port the Museum’s mis­sion of his­toric preser­va­tion and edu­ca­tion and have allowed the Downing House Museum to endure as one of Missouri’s his­toric prop­erty muse­ums

Our Outreach team needs your help immediately. Basic building, ground maintenance and Utilities are a major expense . Make your contribution now.

Downing House Museum



As one of the most his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant build­ings in Northeast Missouri, we work hard to pre­serve our build­ings and impor­tant col­lec­tion of fur­nish­ings, fam­ily pos­ses­sions, pho­tographs and archival mate­r­ial to serve as a cen­ter for edu­ca­tion and com­mu­nity out­reach programming.

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