Saturday, March 3, 2018

We are busy planning for a really special day -- Tuesday, March 6, 2018, will be our first Native American Day!!! We have three presenters coming to share several aspects of Native American culture. Carol Silvey of West Plains will give a historical overview, ending with the Trail of Tears. Vincent Anderson, archivist at the library in Mtn. Home, will bring research materials that are used to search one's Native American roots. Jim Decker, retired teacher from West Plains, and Pam Dale of Tecumseh, both avid collectors of artifacts, will have a display of some of their favorite finds and will discuss proper methods of searching and preserving artifacts. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. at the Historium for this fun day of celebrating Native Americans and their culture, especially as found in the Ozarks.

Friday, February 16, 2018

A new year, a lot of fun in store!

2018 is shaping up to be a busy year at the Historium! We have a new quilt exhibit in place right now, through March 15, featuring the works of sisters Martha Martin and Donna Lemons of Dora. Their contrasting styles of quilting (Martha does hand work, while Donna prefers machine!) makes for a unique exhibit.

Valentine's Day was celebrated with a basket-making workshop led by Michelle Werther of Protem and Sis Green of Theodosia. Eight participants each made a beautiful basket, start to finish, in one day! A second workshop is planned for March 14, and a third will be held if there is enough interest.

Old-time music is on the menu for Saturday morning, February 24. Guest blogger Kaitlyn McConnell, who writes about a wide variety of interesting Ozarks cultural  phenomena, will join us and will host a discussion with musicians such as H.K. Silvey, Alvie Dooms and J.R. Johnston, who are some of the best (and sadly, some of the few remaining) old-time musicians. After the discussion, music will ring through the rafters of the Historium! Join us if you can for this fun morning of music and information.