Branson Centennial Museum’s newest exhibit, “Roots of Tourism”, which runs through mid-July, features a replica of an early-1900s tourist cabin, as well as dozens of items and images of early tourism in the Branson area.

The tourist cabin room showcases an authentic iron bed, quilt, and accessories. Dozens of images of the area’s past and present tourism attractions and personalities are part of the display. Vintage items include early costumes from the Presley and Plummer families, musical instruments, Ike Morrill’s glasses, and various hunting/fishing items.

The original exhibit was created by members of the White River Valley Historical Society, as well as museum exhibit committee members. The museum is a joint effort of the WRVHS, Branson Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Branson Main Street Association, and the City of Branson.