Friday, November 16, 2018

Another special event!

And if one amazing program isn't enough, how about TWO! On December 13, at 10:00 a.m., join us again for a visit from Cowboy Rick Hamby, his wife Arkansas Bev, and Dennis "Wichita" Crider, as they share stories of their stagecoach journeys in the original 1888 coach from Silver Dollar City! The coach will also be out front, for you to see and enjoy. There is a beautiful new book with amazing photos of the journeys, which will be there for you to see and buy, if you wish (a wonderful Christmas gift for Western-style friends.) And you will hear the special connection this authentic stagecoach has to Ozark County (I'm not going to give it away -- you'll have to come and hear for yourself.) Rick and Bev have a radio show called Great Moments in American History, which airs on KUKU 100.3 FM, in Willow Springs. Dennis is an award-winning photographer and musician. All in all, the morning of December 13 is going to be really festive at the Historium! This event is free and open to all, so plan now to join us! Maybe we'll even rustle up some campfire coffee …

A Special Bicentennial Celebration!

Please Join Us! On December 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Ozark County Historium, we will have a special guest. None other than Henry Rowe Schoolcraft himself will be on hand to tell us about his historic trek through the Ozarks TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO! In fact, it was on December 6, 1818, that Schoolcraft and his traveling companion, Levi Pettibone, camped along Lick Creek in present-day Ozark County! The two men are sometimes referred to as the "Lewis and Clark of the Ozarks." The intrepid explorer is well known because he was the first white man to document in journal form his travels through the rugged and unmapped wilderness through the area now known as the Ozarks. Schoolcraft will tell us how different the landscape was back then and will discuss how the last 200 years have impacted the environment. The Historium is proud to host a visit from such a distinguished historical figure. This event is free and open to all. Come early to be assured of a good seat! In the afternoon, Schoolcraft (also known as Dr. Robert Kipfer) will visit Gainesville Elementary School, where he will tell his tales to 4th through 8th graders.