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Monday at the Museum – October 2013

Published on October 23, 2013 by in Uncategorized
Monday at the Museum - September 2013

Monday at the Museum – September 2013

 
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September Monday at the Museum

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August 26th “Monday at the Museum” BCHM at 6:30pm

Published on August 21, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Vincent Anderson

Vincent S. Anderson is a native of the Ozarks and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He has bachelor’s degrees in Biblical Studies and Mid-level Education. Vincent currently works as an historic librarian and lectures on the Ozarks’ History. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Genealogical Society, President of the Baxter County Historical & Genealogical Society, and he has worked as an historic consultant for the Travel Channel and the SyFy Channel.  He has authored historical articles for newspapers, quarterlies, and his website, Ozarks’ History.  Vincent was raised in Ozark County, Missouri, and currently lives in Baxter County, Arkansas.

 

 

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Bald Knobbers: Chronicles of Vigilante Justice Book Brief:

At the close of the nineteenth century in the Ozark Plateau, lawlessness ruled. Lawmakers, in bed with moonshiners and bootleggers, fueled local crime and turned a blind eye to egregious wrongdoing.  In response, a vigilante force emerged from the Ozark hills: the Bald Knobbers.  They formed their own laws and alliances; local ministers donned the Knobber mask and brought justice to the hills, lynching suspected bootleggers.  As community support and interest grew, reporters wrote curious articles about Knobber exploits.  Join Vincent S. Anderson as he uncovers these peculiar reports including trials, lovers spats ending in coldblooded murder and Ozark vigilante history that inspired a folk legend.

Bald Knobbers: Chronicles of Vigilante Justice Book Extras:

http://www.shelfari.com/books/36361658/Bald-Knobbers-Chronicles-of-Vigilante-Justice-%28True-Crime%29

 

 

 
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July Monday at the Museum

Published on July 16, 2013 by in Uncategorized

With July being the month we celebrate Independence Day, we asked the Daughters of the American Revolution to provide the program for this month’s Monday at the Museum, it is our understanding that the daughters have a special relationship with one Miss Betsy Ross and she may make an appearance on their behalf. It promises to be both fun and educational. Kathleen McMurrin will be the presenter and treats will be provided by the DAR.

 

Kathleens BioKathleen McMurrin as Mrs. Alice Routh

Guthrie, OK was the territorial and first state capitol of the State of Oklahoma, and growing up in that town of history gave me an appreciation for older things. Each year, they have a huge parade with a historical theme. When I was a child the honorees were those who had taken part in the 1889 land run, and we were always interested in seeing them. When they were gone, their children who had been brought to the new Oklahoma territory during the run were featured. Our school teachers had many things they could use as history lessons, and it was then that I first began to ask, “What did my family do?” When the older members of the family knew that I was interested in knowing more about the family, they gladly gave this little girl copies of family documents whenever they found them. This was my start in genealogy.

Arkansas is the home of my husband’s family, so after moving here I did some research on his family as well so that our children would know more about their father’s side of the family. I had little time for my genealogy while we had small children, but after they grew up and I had more time, I resumed my genealogical research. I even became the head of the genealogical and local history section of the public library in Harrison, where I had the opportunity to help many others in their own research.

I became a charter member of the Boone County Genealogical Society in 2000, and since then I have become a part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of the American Revolution. Though I no longer work at the library, there are many other things for me to do. Currently, I serve as the chapter regent for the DAR Harrison Colony as well as  work with the Genealogical Society and the UDC.

 
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June Monday at the Museum

Published on June 18, 2013 by in Uncategorized

 Debora BiggsCome join us as we welcome Debora S. Biggs, Executive Director, Safety Council of the Ozarks. Debora will discuss, in honor of National Safety Month

100 years of Safety

Baltimore was the first American city to install streetlights in 1817.  From this event to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911, which raised awareness about worker safety, to current trends in safety, this historical look at how safety has evolved over the years will highlight some of the key events shaping the safety movement.  June is National Safety Month, a time to recognize the efforts of those who have worked to save lives and to provide education about ways to stay safe. Over the past 100 years six hundred million lives have been saved as a result of steps taken to keep people safe on our roads, at work and in our homes and communities.

Debora currently serves as the Executive Director for the Safety Council of the Ozarks based in Springfield, Missouri.  The Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council and serves 76 counties in Southern Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.  Prior to the Safety Council, Debora worked in the field of traffic safety and has been employed in the public and non-profit fields for the past 30 years.

Debora graduated from Missouri State University with a Masters in Public Administration.  Her husband Mark is the head of the Media, Journalism and Film Department at MSU.  They have two sons, Wyatt and Mario

 

 
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“Mondays at the Museum”

Published on March 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Starting with Monday, March 25th, we are hosting the first program in a series called “Mondays at the Museum.” These programs will be given on the last Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a variety of speakers and subjects of local interest. There is no cost to attend the programs, and light refreshments will be provided this month by Hudson’s Grocery. The speaker we have scheduled to come on the 25th is Walter Hinojosa, who will be giving a lecture on Irish Immigration in Arkansas. It should prove to be a very interesting evening, and we look forward to seeing all of you there!

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Walter Hinojosa A native Houstonian of Hispanic and Irish descent, Walter earned his B.S. degree at the University of North Texas and his Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, both in Political Science. As an educator, he taught in the public schools in Houston and in the Houston-area Community Colleges. His early teaching career was highlighted by being selected the Outstanding Young Educator for the city of Houston in 1981. During this first teaching stint, Walter became committed to teacher union movement, leaving the classroom to become the Legislative Director for the state teacher’s union. After a decade with the teacher’s group, he was promoted to be the Legislative and Political Director for the Texas AFL-CIO. In 2006, Walter retired from the Texas AFL-CIO and returned to the classroom where he became the Adjunct Professor of Politics at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. Walter and his wife Sally moved to one of the lakes in Bella Vista, Arkansas in 2008 where he continues teaching American Government at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Walter’s interests in his heritage have led him to do extensive research on both Hispanic Texas and his Irish roots (from County Mayo in the west of Ireland and Carrick Fergus in the north of Ireland). He has travelled twice to Ireland and is busy planning a third trip to the Green Isle! He has presented lectures on Irish Immigration to America. Walter and his wife, Sally, have four grown children and seven grandchildren and share an interest in gardening, reading and travelling (mostly to visit kids and grandkids scattered between Texas, Colorado and Arkansas!). For a number of years, Sally and Walter foster-parented large sibling groups in Texas and infants in Arkansas. Sally is an accomplished artist.

 
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Don’t miss the first of many “Monday at the Museum”

Published on March 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Starting with Monday, March 25th, we are hosting the first program in a series called “Mondays at the Museum.” These programs will be given on the last Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a variety of speakers and subjects of local interest. There is no cost to attend the programs, and light refreshments will be provided this month by Hudson’s Grocery.

The speaker we have scheduled to come on the 25th is Walter Hinojosa, who will be giving a lecture on Irish Immigration in Arkansas. It should prove to be a very interesting evening, and we look forward to seeing all of you there!

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Short Bio for Walter Hinojosa

A native Houstonian of Hispanic and Irish descent, Walter earned his B.S. degree at the University of North Texas and his Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, both in Political Science. As an educator, he taught in the public schools in Houston and in the Houston-area Community Colleges. His early teaching career was highlighted by being selected the Outstanding Young Educator for the city of Houston in 1981. During this first teaching stint, Walter became committed to teacher union movement, leaving the classroom to become the Legislative Director for the state teacher’s union. After a decade with the teacher’s group, he was promoted to be the Legislative and Political Director for the Texas AFL-CIO. In 2006, Walter retired from the Texas AFL-CIO and returned to the classroom where he became the Adjunct Professor of Politics at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. Walter and his wife Sally moved to one of the lakes in Bella Vista, Arkansas in 2008 where he continues teaching American Government at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Walter’s interests in his heritage have led him to do extensive research on both Hispanic Texas and his Irish roots (from County Mayo in the west of Ireland and Carrick Fergus in the north of Ireland). He has travelled twice to Ireland and is busy planning a third trip to the Green Isle! He has presented lectures on Irish Immigration to America.

Walter and his wife, Sally, have four grown children and seven grandchildren and share an interest in gardening, reading and travelling (mostly to visit kids and grandkids scattered between Texas, Colorado and Arkansas!). For a number of years, Sally and Walter foster-parented large sibling groups in Texas and infants in Arkansas. Sally is an accomplished artist.

 
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“Repast with the Past”

Published on October 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Tickets for the Oct. 20th “Repast with the Past” dinner theater are $25 and when they are gone they are gone so call today 870-741-3312. We are delighted to also offer an opportunity to become a sponsor of the event-for just $25, $50 or $100 you can purchase space in the event program that the museum will place back inside the time capsule! The space can be used for either personal or business info; you can do a business card ad, or a picture of your grandbabies! Don’t miss out! Call 870-741-3312 today and we will work with you to and design the space just for you.

 

Don’t miss “Railroad Days” October 13th at the museum! The doors open at 11 a.m. and Tim Kubat will present the program at 2:00. Don’t miss this oppurtunity to learn about the M&NA.

 

 
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Time Capsule Contents!

Published on August 6, 2012 by in Uncategorized

 

We are pleased to announce that we now have available this beautiful pamphlet featuring all the documents that were found inside the cornerstone of our building! For just $10.00 you can own a copy of the 100 year old documents in wonderful full color. It is just like looking at the originals.

 
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Pictorial History (1910-1960) of Boone County, Arkansas

Published on May 15, 2012 by in News

Did you know that we have a new book that follows Boone County through time between 1910-1960?  It is full of amazing pictures from the time period.  It is available at the museum during normal operating hours, your you can buy it through our new online store. 

 
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