Greetings! Although winter is a slow time for the museum and for many other activities, it's been busy in the historic Community Building. Furring strips are in place on the upper portion of the walls. Insulation will be added there and then drywall. We tentatively anticipate moving the museum into the building during 2017. There is much preparatory work to be done such as inventorying and packing artifacts, planning exhibits and determining where everything will go. It has been a long haul since the building was purchased, and we owe the success of the venture to those who have continued to believe it would happen and support the effort.
Among those faithful supporters was Bill Hanks, a lifelong and well-known member of the community, who passed away last fall. Our sincerest condolences to his family, and our appreciation to all who memorialized him by contributing to the historical society.
Our next meeting will be Sunday, March 12, 2:00 pm at the Christian County Library in Ozark. As a follow-up to our September program on the Temperance Movement in the Ozarks, Leslie James will speak on the variety of liquor violations found in circuit court records during the Prohibition era. Leslie has been a field archivist for the Missouri State Archives in southwest Missouri for 11 years. Come join us for an interesting program.