|PO Box 13 Marshfield, MO 65706 http://www.rootsweb.com/~mowebste/wchs.html||Volume 3 Number 1 -- March 2001|
Notes From The President...
The cold winter weather did not stop the enthusiasm of many Historical Society membvers and others to continue
working to restore historical documents and newspapers. Those who worked at the Courthouse on the probate court
documents found them to be very interesting as the prepare them for micro-filming. Although began as a February
project, plans are now to work year 'round until the work is complete. The work on preserving the old copies of
the Marshfield MAIL was moved to the meeting room of the Museum. This work is a rather slow process as some of
the newspapers are more than a hundred years old and must be handled with care.
Don Rost, President
The WEbster County Historical Society is now accdepting orders for the reprint edition of the WEbster County
History Book. During this pre-publication offering, the two-volume set will sell for $65 (plus $5 mailing).
The Webster County Historical Society has a Century Club for those who make a donation of $100 or more. Donors' names are placed on a plaque located on the main floor of the Museum. All donations are tax deductible and may be made in the name of the individual or a family member fro whom they would want to commemorate their place in the history of Webster County. Recent Century Club donations and memorials have been: Jim Bresee for Presley Bresee, Jean Singer in memory of Curtis Singer, and the Case Family Reunion.
Please note that the meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday at 7pm at the Museum..
Plans are to reopen the Museum the first of May with a special exhibit on photography. The schedule will be
similar to our last season.
Society members were in attendance March 7th at the workshop on the Missouri Historical Records Grant Program.
The workshop was held at the History Museum of Springfield-Greene County and was provided by the Secretary of State
The latest Jerry Rice print is available through the Historical Society and is now on display at Whitehurst Insurance Office. The print entitled "One Satruday Afternoon - Marshfield 1956," depicts the west side of the Public Square and is the fourth in a series. It sells fro $37.50.
The three previous paintings, "The Ritz," "The Sweet Shop," and "The Centennial," are also available.
Until the Museum reopens, purchases may be made at Whitehurst Insurance. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society.
|Thanks to all our members. At the end of 2000, the Society had about 40 lifetime members. In addition, the following
is a list of the paid members in 2001:
*Mike and Cathy Brown
*Betty Jo Cantrell
Janet K. McNabb
*Ann Cantrell Goinski
*Mary Ann Hall
J. E. Jones
Don and Leona Rost
*Denotes lifetime member
WANT TO HELP?
Our sponsors for this newsletter over the years have been: Metropolitan Nathional Band, People's Bank of Rogersfville, Rost Lumber, First Home Savings, Cunningham Fresh Foods, The Seymour Bank, Empire Bank, Talt and Paula Greer, and this quarter's sponsor, Southern Missouri Bank. We appreciate the support from these companies and individuals. would you like to be a sponsor? If so, call the Museum at 468-7407 or the Society Treasurer at 859-7700.
REMINDER...2001 dues are past due! Annual memberships are $5.00 or $50.00 for a lifetime membership.
Century Club memberships and Memorial are available to anyone making a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS QUATER'S SPONSOR, Southern Missouri Bank
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