About Iron County, Missouri
Society Organizational Meeting
On June 26, 1974, a meeting sponsored by the Arcadia Valley Woman´s Study Club was held at the Arcadia Valley High School library. Ninety-Two (92) persons attended in addition to the guest speaker, Dr. James W. Goodrich.
location 630 Hwy 21, Arcadia, MO
(this is not the mailing address)
Mrs. Isabelle Edgar, Temporary Chairman, introduced Dr. James W. Goodrich, Assistant Director of the State Historical Society and Associate Editor of the Missouri Historical Review. He gave background material on the State Historical Society and the resource materials available for use. He also stressed the value of local history and suggestions for preserving such history.
Miss. Dorothy Reese then presided over a question and answer period wherein questions were directed to Mr. Goodrich concerning organization and functions of a society, financial arrangements and the advantages of forming a corporation. Mr. Goodrich stressed the importance of adopting by-laws and incorporating as a "Not-for Profit" organization in order to qualify for tax exemption.
|The Whistle Junction Depot|
(Location of the New Museum)
In regard to finances, Joe Ricketts reported that a little more than $1,300 was left in the 1957 Centennial Fund, and it was felt the funds should be turned over to an historical society if one was organized in Iron County.
Miss. Dorothy Reese made a motion to organize an historical society in Iron County and Mrs. Stephanie Fania seconded the motion. Lee Aldridge suggested the official name should be the "Iron County Historical Society" and Miss Reese restated her motion to include the name. The motion passed unanimously.
Mrs. S. P. Hitchings made a motion to empower the Temporary Chairman to proceed with the forming of the organization and Lucille Smith seconded the motion. This motion also passed unanimously.
The Society was incorporated on July 16, 1974.
The Iron County Historical Society has started cataloging its virtual museum for online browsing. Click Here to see this feature in use. We will continue to add more so please check back.
Take a step back in history
Spring, Summer and Fall Hours:
- Every Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- December 1st through March 31st
- Fridays and Saturdays 10-4:00 p.m. and Sundays 1-4:00 p.m.
Copyright © 2007 - Present by Iron County, Missouri Historical Society, all rights are reserved. No content of this site to be sold, reproduced or redistributed for any commercial purposes without written permission from the Iron County Historical Society.