Welcome to Crisp Museum!

Visitors to Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum can explore the history and fine art galleries and watch a video highlighting Southeast Missouri's heritage about the people and the land, in the Crossroads Theatre.

Crisp Museum's Education Page offers a detailed list of activities and creative classes for all ages and skill ranges. 

The museum's Beckwith Collection is carefully preserved archaeological and fine arts pieces in stone and ceramics from the Mississippian era, some of which are estimated to be around 15,000 years old.  

Visitor parking is marked in the front row and located close to the entry with handicapped accessibility. Easy drop-off may occur in the circle drive as needed.

Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus in the Cultural Arts Center Building at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703. Admission is free. To schedule tours email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2660.

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.
First Friday of the Month  9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

*Extended hours are also in conjunction with certain evening River Campus events/performances

Crisp Museum will be closed on the following dates:

  • November 22-26, 2023
  • December 22 - January 1, 2023
  • January 15, 2024
  • March 29-31, 2024
  • May  25-27, 2024
  • June 19, 2024
  • July 4, 2024
Contact Us

River Campus
175 Cultural Arts Center
518 S. Fountain
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7875
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701