May 2, 2019

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society will meet Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the River House Winery, 11500 State Hwy N, Scott City, MO.
Dr. William Eddleman, Associate Director, the State Historical Society of MO, Cape Girardeau, MO and current President of Missouri Genealogy Society will be giving a presentation on "Counties of the District of Cape Girardeau, MO.
All are welcome to attend. Attendees do not have to be members to join us in sharing and preserving the history of Scott County and Southeast Missouri.

Scott County Genealogy and Historical Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society met Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester, Benton, MO.
Denis Lincoln gave a presentation on the "New Statue to be erected in Cape Girardeau, MO."
Denise Lincoln





March 6, 2019

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester, HWY 61, Benton, MO.
Dr. Frank Nickell, Kellerman Foundation, Cape Girardeau, MO will be giving a presentation on the "1918 Influenza: the Mother of All Pandemics".
All are welcome to attend. Attendees do not have to be members to join in the meetings  and programs to learn and share the history of Scott County and Southeast Missouri.

March 5, 2019

Veteran's Tree in Scott County Courthouse 2018

On November 2, 2018, members of the Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society put up a Veteran's Tree in the Scott County Courthouse in Benton, MO. Everyone was invited to place a photo of a deceased or living Veteran on the tree.

Sherri Simmons and Mike Scherer placing lights
and flags on tree

Rolen Heuring placing photo of his Grandpa Joe Heuring
and other family Veterans photo on tree



    Lois Spalding, Coonie Essner, Margaret Heuring, Glenda Milam
    Mike Scherer, Sherri Simmons, Mary Beth Todt, Linda Urhahn
       and Rolen Heuring kneeling in front.

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society  received many requests to leave the Veteran's Tree in the lobby of the Scott County Courthouse in Benton, MO up until the end of the year. We  honored their requests. Everyone was invited to display pictures of veterans on the tree. We have received wonderful comments about the tree and that many people had stopped to view the tree. Thank you.

Approximately 115 Veteran's photo were place on the tree.There were photos of Veterans who served in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom.


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On January 10, 2019, the Veteran's Tree was taken down.
Lois Spalding at table, Glenda Milam, Vicki LeGrand, Margaret Heuring,
Mike Scherer on ladder, Mary Beth Todt sitting on ladder and Linda Urhahn


The Scott County Missouri Historical and Genealogy Society would like to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who placed a Veteran's photo on the tree and would encourage everyone to add their Veteran on our Veteran's Tree in 2019.














December 4, 2018

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Christmas Party

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society held their Christmas Party, Sunday, December 2 at the Scott City Museum in Scott City, Mo from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Mayor Norman Brant was guest speaker. He gave a presentation on the history of the towns of Ancell, Edna, Fornfelt, and Illmo. All members and guests enjoyed the history lesson on how these towns became Scott City, MO.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and touring the museum and the caboose.

Entrance to museum
Caboose
President Susan Bailey welcoming guests and members
Mayor Norman Brant, Speaker



November 2, 2018

Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society met Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in the meeting room of the Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester, Benton, MO.
Margaret Heuring gave a presentation on "The Village of New Hamburg." Business ads from 1894-1909 were displayed. The fire of 1909, which destroyed John Stike's saloon and house, a store, and five residences; the Bank of New Hamburg and the Creamery were discussed. Thirty-seven members and guests attended the meeting.

Margaret Heuring giving a presentation on the
"The Village of New Hamburg"