|Posted by Monica Vaughn on October 31, 2014 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
Webb City Historical Society Presents
“Collecting an Oral Family History”
Saturday, November 15th at 10:00 at
The Clubhouse 115 N. Madison
What Is Oral History? Oral history is the systematic collection of living people's testimony about their own experiences. Oral history depends upon human memory and the spoken word. The human life span puts boundaries on the subject matter that we collect with oral history. We can only go back one lifetime, so our limits move forward in time with each generation. Collecting oral history, we have a sense of catching and holding something valuable from the receding tide of the past.
Jeanne Sneddon, retired Carthage R-9 Teacher will be our guest speaker. Jeanne graduated from Utah State University with a degree in history. Returning to college in 1992, she obtained a degree in Secondary Education at Missouri Southern.
As an educator, teaching history at Carthage R-9 for 17 years, she assigned her students to interview a family member and conduct an oral history of the family. Many families now have a written and an audio recording of the lives of their loved ones. Every person has a story of worth for future generations. Jeanne is excited to share with you tips and steps to help you complete an oral history of YOUR family!
|Posted by Monica Vaughn on September 21, 2014 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Monica Vaughn on February 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM||comments (1)|
The Historical Society now has a Facebook page. Please follow Webb City Historical Society on FB to get the latest information on upcoming events.
|Posted by Monica Vaughn on January 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
New Board Members were elected at the Annual Membership meeting and Jennifer James presented an interesting account of the history of the Webb City School District. She provided pictures of most of the early school buildings, and explained how each was consolidated into the present district.
|Posted by Monica Vaughn on January 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM||comments (0)|
There will be an Annual Membership Meeting with Elections of Board members on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Meeting will begin at 2:00pm at the Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison
Meeting will include snacks and a special program by Jennifer James about the history of Webb City Schools.
Open to all members.
Membership dues are still payable, by sending dues to PO Box 1, Webb City MO 64870
|Posted by Monica Vaughn on July 25, 2013 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
There will be a meeting of Historical Society members on Thursday July 25, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Clubhouse.
|Posted by Monica Vaughn on October 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Kay Hively with the Newtonia Battlefields Preservation Association speaks about the organization and their efforts to save the 2 battlefields and the Richey Mansion.
|Posted by Monica Vaughn on August 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
The Webb City Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:30pm, at the Clubhouse.
Guest speaker Kay Hively will tell about the Newtonia Battlefields Association and their efforts to perserve the sites of 2 civil war battles, as well as the Ritchie Homestead and museum. The organization commemorates 150 years this month.
Everyone is welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
There will be a short business meeting.
For more information, please contact MVaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted by Monica Vaughn on June 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM||comments (0)|
The Webb City Historical Society held an Ice Cream Social and membership drive, hosted by Bob and Frances Nichols, on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Over 50 people were in attendance. Rob Pommert entertained on Guitar, and Tom and Mary Hamsher lead tours through the Minerva Candy Store that is currently under renovations. More photos of the event are posted in the photo tab above.