JB Telephone Museum hosts winter exhibit


Kermit, Star Wars, Gumby, Beetle Bailey, Trains, Planes and Automobiles – these are some of the telephones you’ll see at the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum in a special exhibit this winter.

The telephone-themed museum is hosting a Character Telephone Exhibit that opened Jan. 5 and runs through March 31.

The museum, at 12 Hancock Ave. in Jefferson Barracks Park in Lemay, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Housed in a restored 1896 building, the history museum also features an extensive collection of telephones manufactured from the early 1900s through the 2000s, hundreds of pieces of telephone-related equipment, memorabilia from the 1880s through the 2000s and military telephones from World War II through the Vietnam War.

It is located in the historic Jefferson Barracks Park, a 15-minute drive south of downtown St. Louis.

The museum has many hands-on, how-things-work exhibits which were created to inspire an interest in engineering and history.