Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2019 -- A Year of Good Things at the Historium!

Happy New Year! It is always exciting to have a new calendar, to turn those inviting blank pages and to begin to add events and important dates. The same is true for the Ozark County Historium, as we begin to plan for 2019. And we aren't being hesitant -- right away we have something coming up!

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 10:00, we will host our first event of this new year. We have invited a group of folks from the Theodosia area to join us for a morning of remembering, laughing and sharing. These folks are of a "certain vintage," and they have lots to share! Among those planning to join this discussion are H.K. Silvey, Estel and Sue Robirds, Kermit Schofield and others. We'll make a bit pot of coffee, pass a plate of cookies and enjoy hearing these delightful folks reminisce and remind us of how things used to be in those good ole days.

Please plan to join us! If the weather should be too wintry to meet, we'll have a snow date of the following Thursday, January 31. And if it is successful, we will be planning some more Coffee and Conversation events, focusing on different areas in the county.

In recognition of the centennial of the passing of our constitution's 19th amendment, which finally gave women the right to vote in 1919, we have declared our theme for 2019 to be The Year of the Woman. Some of our events will be planned around this theme. We would like to identify as many women with ties to Ozark County as possible who have made some sort of contribution to areas like politics, education or business. However, this is not a complete list. For example, we've met a woman who was a "Rosie the Riveter" who is the inspiration for our theme.

We need your help in identifying women who deserve to be in the spotlight for a moment in time. If you know of a woman who has done something notable, please contact us via email at, by phone at 417-679-2400 or send us a real letter to Ozark County Historium, PO Box 4, Gainesville, MO, 65655. We'd like to have photos and a small story. 

The first issue of the Old Mill Run for 2019 will be coming out soon, so if you haven't already paid your dues, please take a moment and do so now! It is $20 per year, and you'll receive four issues of our popular newsletter. Mail dues to Ozark County Historium, PO Box 4, Gainesville MO 65655. If we have not received payment, you will not be mailed the newsletter.