Madness in Mound City

2018 Membership Renewal!

Are you ready for a membership to the Holt County Missouri Historical Society? Or are you ready to renew your existing membership? Click Here for the form!

Volunteers Always Needed

Got some spare time? The Holt County Historical Society always has “something to do”! Like to assist planning programs and fundraisers? Or host at special events and activities? The Genealogy and Research Center, in Mound City can always use an extra hand answering queries, clipping, filing, or sorting! Call 660-442-5949 or e-mail hchs1972@gmail.com!

Want To Help Replace A Window In The School House?

Things are getting ready to happen at the Society’s 1907 Fortescue School! There are sixteen windows and all need to be replaced in the historic building. A gift from the Harry and Helena Messick Charitable Trust, U.S. Bank, N.A., Trustee, for $2500 has been designated to assist with the window replacement. Allan “Bub” Nauman of Nauman Construction of Craig will begin replacing those needing immediate attention this summer.

Through the years many recall looking out those windows to watch the various happenings on the school grounds! Opportunities are being offered to donate to the completion of the project! The estimated cost of each window with the frame repair is about $350.00. The Society is a 501 (c) (3) Tax Exempt Status organization. For information call 660-442-5949, e-mail hchs1972@gmail.com, or write the Society, P.O. Box 55, Mound City MO 64470.

Memorial Funds received in memory of the late Ruth Hollenbeck, a longtime Holt County school teacher, have been designated to repair and paint the lower classroom of the school in her honor. Summer plans are to complete the project.

The repair and renovation of the “bus shed” located on the school grounds with the annual gift of $1000 from the Stone Family Trust continues by board members Rick Lentz and Bob Stone. When completed it will be used for secure storage of larger historical items and artifacts.

Save The Date!

Plans are underway for a day-long “Show and Shine” on the lawn of the Holt County Historical Society’s Depot Museum in Mound City on Saturday August 4 (Raindate is August 11)! Cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles will be featured with prizes and awards. There will be vendors, entertainment, food, a 50/50 Draw, and the Depot Museum will be open! Bring lawn chairs and plan to enjoy a day of family fun!

Students line up for a photo on the opening day of the new Fortescue School in October 1907!

***Be sure to Check out the “What Do You Remember” column in the Mound City News each week! Thanks to Publisher Adam Johnson for providing the space for the Holt County Historical Society to recall Holt County memories along with finding answers to queries and to identify historical photographs!