November 20, 2017

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society will once again decorate the Christmas tree in the Courthouse Lobby in Benton, MO on Tuesday, November 28th at 10:00 a.m. For decorations members as well as the public are invited to bring photos (copies only) of their ancestors to hang on the tree. Embellish as you wish but keep the size to no more than 4 x 6. Please note names, locations and dates, if known. Include how you are related to the individual. You may stop by the Courthouse after December 1st to place the photo on the tree yourself. You can mail a photo to the Scott County Historical Society, 44 N. Winchester, Benton, MO 63736 and the photo will be put on the tree. After the tree is taken down, you may pick up the photo at the Historical room, but otherwise the photo will not be returned. 


October 30, 2017

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, November 14 (note change in meeting date to second Tuesday instead of third Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N Winchester, Benton, MO.
This will be our "Show and Tell" meeting. Our topic will be "Christmas Memories". Members and guests may give a 3-5 minutes presentation on their favorite Christmas memory as a child, Christmas family traditions or bring a favorite item that you received as a Christmas present. Everyone welcome to attend and share these memories with friends.





Scott County Historical and Genealogy Meeting

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society met Tuesday, October 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester, Benton, MO
Our guest speaker, Sue Vogelsanger, gave a presentation of the "Unusual Happenings in My Life." She is a former resident of Morley and now lives in Cape Girardeau, MO. Sue writes a weekly column for the Marble Hill Banner Press. We viewed a Carol Burnett show on which Sue was a guest. She had written a song for Carol and Carol ask her to be a guest on her show. In a later Carol Burnett Show, Carol sang the song that Sue had written. She gave other interesting stories of her life.










October 8, 2017

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester, Benton, MO.
Our guest speaker will be Sue Vogelsanger, former resident of Morley, MO. and now Cape Girardeau, MO. She writes a weekly column, "Just Talkin'" for the Marble Hill Banner Press.She will be speaking on "Unusual Happenings in My Life."
All are welcome to attend. Bring a friend and listen to her interesting life stories.


September 26, 2017

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

John C. Fisher, author, gave a very interesting.program on the  history of "Southeast Missouri Swampland to Lowlands" at the September 19, 2017 meeting at the Riverside Regional Library in Benton, 44 N. Winchester, Benton, MO.


John C. Fisher, Author and Dr. Bill Shell, Program Chairman

Gail Crader, Paulette Hamm, Linda Urhah, Glenda Milam, standing
Pat Shell, Mike Scherer, Standing

President Susan Bailey & Sherri Simmons
Kathryn Todt and Mary Beth Todt

President Susan Bailey and Sherri Simmons

Linda Urhahn, Tim LeGrand, Christy LeGrand

Mike Scherer and Glenda Milam


John C. Fisher, Speaker, Dr. Bill Shell, and Margaret Heuring

August 28, 2017

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 19. 2017
RIVERSIDE REGIONAL LIBRARY
44 N. WINCHESTER
BENTON, MO

PROGRAM CHANGE

JOHN C. FISHER, AUTHOR
OF
KENNETT, MISSOURI
WILL PRESENT A PROGRAM ON





After farming for more than thirty years in southeast Missouri, John C. Fisher began freelance writing in 1995. He has written articles on growing vegetables and small farm agriculture for a variety of magazines including Kitchen Garden and Old Farmer's Almanac. Other writing interests include Missouri travel, restaurant reviews, and food history. For several years he wrote a column for Missouri Life magazine. In 2003 the University of Missouri Press published Fisher's first book, Catfish, Fiddles, Mules, and More: Missouri's State Symbols. Another book, Pot Roast, Politics, and Ants in the Pantry: Missouri's Cookbook Heritage, followed in 2008, also with the University of Missouri Press. Fisher co-authored this book with his wife and writing partner, Carol Fisher. In 2011 McFarland published a third book, Food in the American Military: A History, also co-authored with Carol. This volume won first place in the Missouri Writer's Guild Walter Williams Major Work award competition. Fisher's fourth book, Southeast Missouri from Swampland to Farmland: The Transformation of the Lowlands, will be released by McFarland in the spring of 2017.

Fisher is a member of Heartland Writers Guild and the Missouri Writer's Guild. He is also a member of the State Historical Society of Missouri, Missouri Folklore Society, and the Central Mississippi Valley Archaeological Society. Fisher serves as a member of the Missouri Board on Geographic Names.

More about John C. Fisher at:

www.johncfisher.com
www.facebook.com/johncfisher.author