Cedar County Historical Society news

Posted November 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Vice President Judy Nichols called the monthly meeting to order at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Members present were Nichols, Treasurer Kay Snow, Luella Phipps, Murle Phipps, Dale Goodman, Barbara Goodman, Judi Cain, Gayle Teague, Bonnie Krenning, Chris Barber and Secretary Nancy Smith.

The minutes and the treasurer’s and building fund committee’s reports were approved as read. Smith collected the last of this year’s Best Choice barcodes from members.

The Publication Committee is still printing more copies of Lyceum Series: Cedar County and the Civil War and Lyceum Series: Caplinger Mills, MO. Afterwards, we will be printing more Lyceum Series: Bear Creek, MO. We now have a new supply of Abbott and Hoff’s Missouri History in Cedar County for sale. Members discussed a couple of publications that we’ll need to work on in 2014.

We’ll have a Show-and-Tell program at the January meeting. If bad weather cancels the January meeting, the program will be held at the February meeting. Members should bring items with Cedar County significance.

Members discussed our table at the St. Andrew Lutheran Church Craft Sale on Saturday, Nov. 9. Since Korth Senior Center isn’t having a craft sale this year, St. Andrew’s was our last official fundraising event of 2013.

Representatives from the Missouri State Archives will be in Stockton in early December to take the courthouse blueprints and an 1898 technical drawing entitled “Profile of the Kansas City, El Dorado and Southern Railway” (a proposed 2.21 mile railroad from the Vernon/Cedar County line to West El Dorado) to their offices for restoration and preservation.

The only donations this past month were three sets of file cabinets from Smith.

Members should note that there won’t be a December meeting.

Our 352-page Cedar County, Missouri, History & Families, originally published in 1998, is out-of-print. We are now maintaining a pre-publication list for people interested in being notified when we’re preparing to reprint this book. Anyone wanting their name on that list should contact us with their address, telephone number and email address, if applicable. This list will be for notification purposes only and will not be a commitment to purchase.

Our next meeting will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, in our museum at 106 West Davis in Stockton. Anyone interested in Cedar County history and genealogy is welcome to attend and/or join the Society. Annual dues are $10 (Individual), $20 (Family), and $75 (Life). Our museum and research area are open to the public on the first Saturday of each month (April through October) from 1 to 5 p.m. and by special appointment. We also do genealogical and historical research for $10 per hour. Contact us online at www.rootsweb.com/~mocchs, by email at cecohs@gmail.com, by mail at P. O. Box 111, Stockton, MO 65785, or by contacting any officer or member.