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

August 7, 2017

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting


NO MEETING IN AUGUST 2017

NEXT MEETING
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

7:00 P.M.
RIVERSIDE REGIONAL LIBRARY MEETING ROOM
44 N. WINCHESTER
BENTON, MO 

SPEAKER
ADAM CRIBLEZ, PH.D., DIRECTOR
CENTER FOR REGIONAL HISTORY
SEMO STATE UNIVERSITY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

"SHARECROPPERS STRIKE"

EVERYONE WELCOME

ATTENDEES DO NOT HAVE TO MEMBERS
TO ATTEND THE MEETINGS OR PROGRAMS




Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society met Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester, Benton, MO. Mike Comer, Bootheel Natural Resource Manager, Missouri State Parks presented the program on "Mississippi Mound Building Indians.".

Mike Comer


May 28, 2017

Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society Meeting

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting
May 20, 2017
River House Winery
Scott City, MO
Speaker
Dr. Frank Nickell
Dr. Frank Nickell have an outstanding presentation on the
History of the Mississippi River and Mississippi River Steamboats


Susan Bailey, President 
Welcoming members and guests and
introducing Speaker, Dr. Frank Nickell

Dr. Frank Nickell, Speaker
Giving presentation on History of the Mississippi River
and Mississippi River Steamboats

View of Mississippi River from deck of River House Winery
Scott City, MO

Mary Beth Todt, Bob and Mary Todt and Sherri Simmons

Glenda Milam, Lois Spalding, Kay Nall, Vicki LeGrand & Dorothy Dirnberger

Guests, Alan & Sheila Evans with members Larry and Linda Urhahn

President Susan Bailey and her son.

Pat Shell, Dr. Bill Shell, Guest, Tom Neumeyer, and Dr. Frank Nickell


Margaret Heuring & Sherri Simmons listening
to Dr. Frank Nickell presentation on the
Mississippi River and Steamboats

Mary Ann Phillips and guest, Mrs. Williams