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Collect a Piece of St. Joseph History

February 7, 2012

If you’re coming to the St. Joseph area and plan to explore one of our fun, interactive and educational museums, be sure you get your hands on a piece of history, as the Museum Association of St. Joseph continues to promote its limited-edition Trading Cards.

This trading card features the Pony Express National Museum.

With these cards, which are available at several museum locations, you can learn about real people, places and items that are connected to St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri.

This colorful set of cards can be collected, traded and used for both in-school and out-of-school learning.

A different card is featured each month, and February highlights the Pony Express National Museum. Among other information, the card features the fact that the Pony Express employed 185 riders (ages 11-18) who were paid $100 per month.

Trading cards can be collected at participating museums, the visitor center and genealogy library. One free card is available with paid family admission.

The 11 locations to collect these cards are the:

For more information about the trading cards, please call one of the above locations or 816-233-6688.

Written by Beth Carmichael, director of development and special projects for the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau

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