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Last chance to register for this wonderful Oral History workshop which will be presented by Jeff Corrigan with the State Historical Society of MO here at the WRVHS!

Learning to conduct interviews correctly is essential whether you plan to visit family for genealogical research or be involved with an Oral History group (such as ours here at the WRVHS). The $20 fee includes a great lunch from Fat Daddy's BBQ and all materials. See the flyer for registration details. Hope to see you there!

Hope to see you at the Workshop!
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Volunteers at the White River Valley Historical Society eagerly await the unveiling of “Taney County—Its People & Its Places,” an original exhibit provided by the Roy W. Slusher Foundation, David Lewis Trust, and Dr. Mary King Long Scholarship Fund. The grand opening of the display—complete with presentations, music, and refreshments—will be held on Thursday, March 27, 10:00am at the WRVHS, located at 297 Main St, Forsyth (directly across from the Judicial Center). There is no admission charge. Call 417-546-2210 for more information.
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We had a great turnout for the free historical/genealogical research workshop on Saturday. Want to be notified about upcoming free classes, and events? Signup for our email notifications. http://wrvhs.org/about/email-signup.php
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Dr. Mary King Long, one of the four individuals featured in the new Roy W Slusher Foundation exhibit. Grand opening for the exhibit is Thursday, March 27, at 10:00am. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Garland Wolf tells an amusing story from old Forsyth. This oral history interview, along with many others, is available for viewing at the WRVHS. http://buff.ly/1knacw6
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The new exhibit “Taney County—Its People & Its Places,” will open at the White River Valley Historical Society on Thursday, March 27 at 10am. The public is invited to attend the grand opening events, hosted by the Roy W. Slusher Foundation.

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Probate Clerk Beth Wyman, left, describes information found on the 1886–1940 probate index cards to WRVHS Managing Director Leslie Wyman (seated), Judge Tony Williams and Circuit Clerk Brenda Neal. The county probate records are in the process of being scanned and indexed by the WRVHS, and made available to the public at its’ location at 297 Main Street, Forsyth (across from the Judicial Center).

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Plenty of family memories and tales are usually shared at reunions such as this circa 1954 Ingenthron family gathering. Unfortunately, these stories can be lost over time unless someone sits with the family historian and records an oral history. To aid individuals and organizations alike with this objective, Jeff Corrigan from the State Historical Society of Missouri will present the “Introduction to Oral History” workshop at the WRVHS in Forsyth on Monday, May 19. http://buff.ly/Oxa0ii
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Roy and Nora Slusher, pictured, are two individuals featured in the future Roy W. Slusher Foundation exhibit, “Taney County—Its People & Its Places,” at the WRVHS. Grand opening for the display is on Thursday, March 27, 10:00am.

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David Lewis is one of the four individuals featured in the new Roy W Slusher Foundation exhibit. Grand opening for the display is on Thursday, March 27, 10:00am. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Lucky is the person who has photographs in his/her collection that are identified and dated such as this one. Whether you’re conducting research for genealogical or historical purposes, pictures of street scenes such as this give you an opportunity to experience the views that people of the era saw on a regular basis.

Photo courtesy of the Shorty Cooper Family Collection
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Do you have mystery photos in your family collections? Look closely at them all for clues to identity. While the individuals are unknown, you can see this cabinet card was made by the Castor Bros. firm in Carthage, MO; therefore, the family may have lived in, or near, that town. A study of clothing and hair styles can help you narrow the time frame search as well.

Want more tips like this? Be sure to register for our free genealogical/historical research workshop. http://buff.ly/1fVUnNl

This collection was donated to the WRVHS from the Branson Methodist Thrift Store.
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297 Main St Forsyth, MO 65653
297 Main StUSMOForsyth65653
(417) 546-2210wrvhs.org
Historical Society, LibraryToday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 4:00 pmSaturday ClosedSunday Closed
Throughout the past 50 years, members of the Society have followed its’ mission to “preserve, protect, and promote” the cultural history of the region. Committees and volunteers work tirelessly with efforts to transcribe cemeteries, document historic sites and structures, offer exhibits and educational events, and make as many collection items available in the research library as possible.
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