Events & Meetings

Meetings are the second Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Christian County Library in Ozark (see map below) unless announced otherwise. For information call 417-581-4860. Admission is free and the public is welcomed.
Mar 13 2:00 pm
Erin Smither, manuscript specialist with the State Historical Society of Missouri will be our speaker. The State Historical Society now has a research center on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield. From this location researchers can access all materials held by the State Historical Society. Erin will highlight some collections and guide us through the process of locating and requesting materials online to be viewed at the Springfield research center. The State Historical Society has a wealth of wonderful collections, including historical Missouri newspapers on microfilm.


June 12 2:00 pm

Although goat production has never been a mainstay of Ozarks agriculture, goats have been part of the historic landscape for at least one hundred years. In the early decades of the twenty century several large Angora goat-raising enterprises were begun in southwest Missouri and goats were promoted as a source of mohair fleece, vegetation control and meat. At the June 12 meeting of the Christian County Historical Society, Dr. Benjamin Onyango, an agricultural economist with the Missouri State University Darr School of Agriculture will speak on goat production as a modern alternative enterprise in the Ozarks. His program will be Making Economic sense; Leveraging Limited Resources; Case for Missouri and Arkansas Goat Production.

September 11 2:00 pm

Speaking will be Connie Yen, the new director of the Greene County Archives and Records Center in Springfield. Connie holds a M.A. in history with an emphasis in Ozarks history. Her presentation will be “Catching the Wave: The Temperance Movement in the Ozarks.” It will be interesting to see how the temperance movement played out in an area where the manufacture and consumption of ‘corn likker’ was traditional. Come join us!

 December 13 2:00 pm
Our December meeting is a social gathering and time to share favorite treats. Bring a dozen of your favorite cookies and the recipe, if you care to share it, and when you leave take home a sampling of other people's best.