Welcome to the Northwest History Online Museum! The Online Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about Northwest Missouri State University.
Opened in 1905 as a State Normal School, Northwest has survived and prospered through such events as World War I, the Great Depression and World War II.
Committed to providing service excellence and quality education, Northwest staff and faculty have been responsible for helping countless students turn their personal and professional dreams into reality. Because as Walt Disney once said: "If you dream it, you can do it!" Walt Disney began with a "dream and a mouse", Northwest began with a "dream and a train."
The Northwest History Online Museum owes a debt of gratitude to the literary efforts of Dr. Janice Brandon-Falcone. A significant portion of the material throughout the Northwest History Online Museum comes from a book she authored, Transitions: A Hundred Years of Northwest History. Dr. Brandon-Falcone is a professor in the History/Humanities/Philosophy/Political Science Department at Northwest Missouril State University. An additional debt of gratitude is owed to former Archivist of the Special Collections/Archives in B.D. Owens Library, Cathy Palmer, who also provided a large amount of material for this project. A special thanks is extended to Dr. Virgil and Delores Albertini, authors of Towers in the Northwest: A History of Northwest Missouri State University, 1956-1980, which was also used as a source for the Northwest History Online Museum.
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