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A Look Into The Past

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Erected in 1968, Backwoods Venue 222 began its life as an antique museum located just outside of Gower, Missouri.  Owned and operated by the Schuster Family, The Platte Purchase Antique Barn proudly hosted visitors from all over the country. 


With the 70 foot Great Hall, 22 separately decorated rooms, full-service restaurant and shops, guests were guaranteed to embark on a truly special journey back in time.

"Platte Purchase Antique Barn" is still proudly displayed on the North-facing side of the venue as seen in this historic photo from 1968. 


Pictured is an actual menu offered to hungry visitors of the antique museum.

One of the most iconic features of Backwoods Venue 222 is the 20 foot-wide fireplace shown in this Hallmark card with the phrase "Those warmest times shared in past Decembers...The mind still sees...The heart remembers." 

In what can only be defined as a "Divine Calling", the museum was purchased by the Andrews Family on April 15, 2015 and immediately went to work transforming the barn into Aimee's vision of a venue full of purpose, character, and above all else,


For more details about Aimee and the history of Backwoods Venue 222, please visit our blog.

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