Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri
Filter by Category:  

Search:   For:    Search  Clear Search
Listings Per Page: 

Records: 1 to 3 of 3

Saturday, April 20
12:30 pm Memorial for Rob Taylor - presentation of plaque  (Special Events)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
3801 Ponderosa, Boone Co History/Culture Center
We will dedicate a plaque in memory of Rob Taylor, who was a dedicated, and beloved volunteer for GSCM. He served as our newsletter editor for over 20 years. He became our first Life Member in 2015. His sister and family will be on hand for the dedication. Please join us and plan to stay for our 1 pm meeting.

Saturday, April 20
1:00 pm "Letters from the Dakota Territory" author Carolyn Doyle  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Boone County History & Culture Center
Carolyn Doyle, GSCM and BCHS member, will talk about the letters she published in a book, titled MY EVER DEAR CHARLIE: LETTERS HOME FROM THE DAKOTA TERRITORY. "Alone but for six children ages one to fourteen in her 16 foot by 20 foot soddy, Fanny Draper kept her husband in Missouri apprised of conditions on the prairie during one of the worst winters in memory, the hard winter of 1886. This collection of letters, family photographs, and other illustrations paints a picture of a woman who went from hosting parties in Washington DC for her congressman father to surviving the homestead experience in the west. Available as a collection for the first time, this is a welcome addition to the chronicle of the west for history readers."

Saturday, May 18
100 Years, 100 Objects: Guided tour at BCHS  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Boone Co History & Culture Center, 3801 Ponderosa
Presenter: Matt Fetterly, Research Associate. In 1924, local publisher E. W. Stephens and sixteen others organized the Boone Co Historical Society. In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of BCHS, a new exhibit titled "100 Years-100 Objects" has just opened.  Matt Fetterly, curator of the exhibit, will give us a guided tour of the two exhibit rooms, focusing on some of the unique items donated through the years, and their provenance.  You will be impressed with this selection of unique and interesting items from our vaults.