|PO Box 13 Marshfield, MO 65706 http://www.rootsweb.com/~mowebste/wchs.html||Volume 3 Number 3-- September 2001|
NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT
Quite often we are reminded of the 1955 Centennial celebration
of Webster County. As a result of the celebration, many people were made
aware of how important it is to keep and preserve pictures and documents
of events that happen in our county. The Webster County Historical Society
and the Webster County Historical Museum have become an organization and
a location to help in preservation of history and events that have happened
and will continue to be a part of the history of our county.
A Planning Committee has been appointed and is meeting weekly to work on short/long range goals for the Society. Among the items being considered is a 2002 budget, as well as the amount to be held in financial reserve, and the prioritization of future needs. When completed, the committee will submit their recommendations to the Executive Board. Anyone having a suggestion with regard to the future needs of the Society should contact Chairman Steve Page.
Treasured Tree ornament should be arriving very soon. This year features the Ritz Theatre, a favorite form of entertainment in Marshfield for many years.
The monetary gift left to the Society by Retha Baker is gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated, as well as the display items given in her memory.
Volunteers should be able to resume work on the probate files soon.
The Museum has been a busy place this summer. About 200 toured on July 4th.
On August 6th, 1st Kids Day Care visited the Museum. They learned about pioneer life, rope making, photography and rural schools. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped.
Quilts are still being accepted for the Fall Quilt Show. Stop by and view the quilts on display now through October.
The Museum is interested in receiving old maps, school annuals, phone
books, etc., from throughout the county. In addition to Marshfield, there
is a special need for records from Elkland, Niangua, Seymour, Fordland,
Rogersville, and Northview. Check with your neighbors and friends and
help the Society improve the availability of county-wide community information
on display in the Museum.
The Webster County Historical Society had a booth at Marshfields Hometown Harvest Days. Society members and volunteers passed out brochures, took book orders, and sold items from the Gift Shop. Thanks to all those who helped.
Joe Hosmer, who has long been interested in preserving old buildings, will be the guest speaker at the October meeting. Joe will explain the tax incentives available for historic preservation. As with all our meetings, the public is invited to attend. REMEMBER! Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month! Mark the dateOctober 23rdon your calendar.
Mike and Cathy Brown have graciously agreed to host the September meeting
at their historic Walnut Springs Farm. This will be a pot-luck meal using
old family recipes. Bring along a copy of the recipe and these will be
compiled into book-form for distribution at a later date. As always, start
time will be 7:00 p.m. If possible, bring a lawn chair. Steve Page will
have the program. Anyone needing to carpool should be at the Museum at
6:30 p.m. For more information contact Program Chairman Stan Whitehurst.
There will be a bake sale at the Museum Friday, October 5th beginning at 8:00 a.m. So bake up your best goodies and have them at the Museum by 8:00 a.m. It would be very helpful if the baked items were already labeled and priced. Proceeds from the sale will go towards purchasing window blinds and a Formica countertop for the Resource Room.
Society members extend condolences to the family and friends of Carl Young and Retha Stone Baker. Both were long-time supporters of the work of the Webster County Historical Society, and Carl was a charter member. .
Remember! 2001 dues are past due! Provided herein is a list of paid members for 2001 and those who have recently paid as a lifetime member. If you do not find your name on the list and believe you have paid, please contact the treasurer at 859-7700. Dues are $5.00 annually or $50 for a lifetime membership.
The Webster Electric Foundation recently approved the Societys
application for help on the heating/cooling system at the Museum, and
presented a check for $9,840.00. The Webster County Historical Society
expresses their appreciation to the Webster Electric Foundation and to
those who participate in Operation Round-Up.
Century Club memberships and Memorial are available to anyone making a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more.
Recent Century Club donors are Tom and Ruby Davenport.
Recent Century Club Memorials are: Guy R. and Elva F. Hubbell; Seymour
J. and Mary Ann Hubbell, Charles R. and Lockie May Hubbell by Jack Hubbell;
Robert L. Jump by Betty Jump; and Retha Stone Baker.
The Society can now claim world-wide membership as one of our newest
members resides in Brussels, Belgium! An interest in history has no age
limits. Our youngest member was only three days old, and our eldest...
Kara Rae Cummings
Bob L. and Anna L. Cunningham
Joanna M. Hartman Keith and Lori Herring Kent Herring Tara Herring *Melba Hosmer *Jack Hubbell
|Ron and Jan Hyde
Jim and Georgette Leach
Jennie A. Wright
*Denotes lifetime member
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