March 1, 2012
Lampe will present Franklin County Women in Business in the Late 1800s.
Millinery in the 1800s was a thriving business, so it is not surprising
that many women who needed an income turned to that trade. It is also not
surprising that skills learned in managing a home and family translated
into success in other businesses as well, when circumstances necessitated
a woman work outside the home. Meet a few of the Franklin County women who
turned difficult times into business success
Sonderman, author of Route 66 St. Louis, Route 66 Missouri Ozarks and
Picks on 66, will whare his knowledge of Route 66 in Franklin County.
March 8, 2012
Blesi will present information on the Mills of Franklin County Located on
or Near the Bourbeuse River.
Claggett will present The Live and Times of Ralph Gregory, Imminent
Franklin County Historian.
March 15, 2012
Patterson from Historic Preservation in Jefferson City will talk about
preservation efforts in Franklin County. She will discuss specific local
Schaper - Join Geologist Jo Schaper on "The Wide Pacific Shore"
as she discusses the geologic and human history of silica sandstone mining
in Pacific and Franklin County.
Museum Director Marc Houseman will present Fred Franke. According to his
"seeming" autobiography, he was County of Liechtenstein among
other things, and became an alcoholic.
Brown will present World War I as it relates to Franklin County.
Captain Dan Terry will present the History of the New Haven Police
Department with a Focus on Three Shootouts and some of the Stranger
Butts will present Caves in the History of Franklin County.
April 12, 2012
Blesi will present The First Public School in Franklin County. Even the
most avid historian might be surprised to learn the location and details
of this historic school.
Blesi will present George and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Franklin County
natives who made their mark on the world. The presenation will focus on
their Missouri Years.
Menke German Immigration – emphasizing the whys and wherefors of
German Immigration to Missouri; some of issues in Germany in early 1800s
that helped to promote a period of immigration and deal with some of
hardships immigrants faced in establishing a new life in Franklin County.
Dorris Keeven Franke
will present The German Influence on the Civil War in our area.
Thursday, April 26,
--This acclaimed author of Friend and Foe Alike, A Tour Guide to
Missouri’s Civil War, will present the Civil War, with an emphasis
on Franklin County sites.
County Commissioner Terry
Wilson, who spearheaded the Veteran's Hall of Honor
project in the Historic Courthouse, will present The
Skirmish at Vitt’s Mill.