Where is the National Historical Cookie Cutter Museum?
Answer: Joplin, Missouri, of course.
A fascinating look at the history of Joplin is available at the Joplin Museum Complex (JMC). It includes a mineral museum, historical museum, Empire District Electric Company Museum, Joplin Sports Authority Sports Hall of fame and yes, even the National Cookie Cutter Museum.
The JMC website states that the Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum ” boasts one of the world’s most exceptional collections of lead and zinc ores as well as other minerals found in the Tri-State District. This museum interprets the geology and geochemistry of the area and illustrates mining processes and methods used from the 1870s through the 1960s.”
The Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum includes a circus room, child’s playhouse a 1927 American LaFrance fire engine and Victorian furnishings, textiles and a doll collection.
For more information, visit the museum online at https://moso-minute.mssu.edu/index.php/2013/06/the-national-historical-cookie-cutter-museum/