May 4, 2018

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society will meet Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the RiverHouse Winery, 11500 St. Hwy N, Scott City, MO at 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Adam Criblez, Ph.D., Director of Center for Regional History, SEMO University, Cape Girardeau, MO will be the speaker. He will be giving a presentation on "The Thebes Illinois Courthouse."
Everyone welcome. Bring a friend and enjoy the view of the Mississippi River.

Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society met Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester St., Benton, MO.
Mr. John C. Fisher spoke on "The 1939 Missouri Bootheel Sharecroppers Strike."
Entire families, including women and children, set up camp along the highways in the frigid and harsh winter weather, sleeping in tattered tents or in the backs of wagon.

Mr. John C. Fisher








20 Guests and members attended this meeting











April 19, 2018

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society met Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 41 N. Winchester (HWY 61), Benton, MO.
Dr. Frank Nickell gave a presentation on "Early Aviation in SEMO."
Susan Bailey, President

Dr. Frank Nickell
Presenting Program




March 7, 2018

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester, Benton, MO.
Our speaker, Dr. Frank Nickell, Ph.D., will give a presentation on "Early Aviation in SEMO."
We welcome everyone to attend our meetings and programs. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society met Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester, Benton, Mo.
Dr. Bill Shell, Program Chairman,  gave a presentation on the "1816 The Year Without Summer." This was a most interesting history lesson that most of us had never heard of before.
You can get information on this by searching Year Without a Summer on Wikipedia



Dr. Bill Shell passing out materials on the program
Mary McArthur, Vice-President and Dr. Frank Nickell, Secretary


Members enjoying the program


Members visiting after meeting

Member Mike Scherer looking over material for sale.
Dr. Bill Shell and member Larry Braun discussing future programs





January 26, 2018

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society put up the Christmas Tree in the Scott County Courthouse November 28, 2017.  For ornaments this year, we asked members and citizens to place a picture of their ancestor on the tree. We had many creative pictures and we thank everyone who participated and plan on using this theme again in 2018.