November 26, 2017

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Christmas Party

The Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society will host a Christmas Party December 3, 2017 at 2:00-
4:00 p.m. in the Caney/Gosche Store located beside the home of Kenny Schlitt, 189 County Hwy 266, off Hwy 77 between Chaffee and Oran, MO. The store was formerly located in Caney, MO and was moved to its present location. Mr. Schlitt will give a presentation on the history of the Caney/Gosche Store. Everyone welcome. Bring a friend and enjoy the amazing history of this historic store. Attendees to not have to be members.

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

Scott County Genealogy Meeting

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