Belleville, Kansas: Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings

Over 65 animated displays built by Paul Boyer, housed in a small brick building with rounded corners and glass brick windows.
1205 M St., Belleville, KS
Corner of 12th and M Sts.
May - Sep: W, Th, F, Sa 1-5 pm. Other by appt. (Call to verify)
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Boyer Museum - Animated Carvings

A really interesting and humorous, family run museum. The animated carvings are by Paul Boyer, an ingenious tinkerer using a Rube Goldberg-type of imagination to devise fascinating creations. We visited a day in October and found it absolutely delightful. Anyone who enjoys brilliance in the form of a creative imagination will love it!

[Gary Barton, 05/19/2009]
Boyer Museum

We visited here in Oct. 2007 and were fascinated with the animated carvings and story of Paul Boyer. If you like zany but fascinating works, you will love this place. It's family owned and run. Very reasonable rate (worth every penny). Originally we found out about it on PBS Television show Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations.

[Gary Barton, 09/11/2008]
Animated carvings. Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings

The Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings features the artistic works of Paul Boyer. Paul is a self-taught artist who has been carving for over 60 years. The museum showcases 30 years of Paul's work, over 65 displays consisting of a working calliope made from cedar, animated hand carved figurines that include people, animal, replicas of planes, cars, engines, farm machinery, and wonderful wire sculptures that have ball bearings riding on a maze of tracks and bouncing on drums.

Paul uses soft pine, cedar and walnut for most of his carvings, and he hand paints them all. His work ranges from very humorous to very beautiful, you will certainly be amazed! The museum is managed by his daughters, Ann and Candy, who will be more than happy to give you a tour or let you discover Paul's amazing work for yourself.

[Mary Girard, 09/01/2007]

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