Welcome to Honey Shuck

The Champ Clark House is the Bowling Green, Missouri residence of The Hon. Champ Clark—congressman from Missouri’s Ninth District who presided as Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919. His son, Bennett Clark, was raised here and went on to distinguish himself as co-founder of The American Legion and U. S. Senator from the Show-Me State. Other notable family members, including the Speaker's famous daughter Genevieve, resided here as well.

When they moved to the house in 1898, Champ and his wife, Genevieve, named it Honey Shuck,… for the seed-pods of the locust trees in the yard.

Now a National Historic Landmark and regional museum, the Clarks’ home is open to the public with collections that interpret not only the personal lives and political legacies of the Clark family, but the remarkable records and rich heritage of public service by elected office-holders from Pike County and Northeast Missouri.

Welcome to Honey Shuck!

Honey Shuck Renovations

Old paint has been removed from the south and east exterior walls at Honey Shuck, the Bowling Green home of former U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives and presidential candidate Champ Clark. Givens Construction of Bowling Green is in charge of the project, which also includes replacing railings on the first and second floors and restoring a couple of the front porch posts. A more durable paint will be applied. Work on the north and west sides of the 134-year-old home will be done in 2023. The project is being funded from the generosity of benefactors and contributions from the public.