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Railings added, weddings celebrated at historic society

Railings added, weddings celebrated at historic society

June 13th, 2018 by Michelle Brooks in Local News
<p>Democrat photo/Michelle Brooks</p><p>The windows of the Moniteau County Historical Society have been filled with antique wedding items, including a silver serving tray, wedding gowns, ornate wedding certificates, tiaras and pearls, and photos. Between the two bay windows are the new, long-awaited railings.</p>

 

The windows of the Moniteau County Historical Society have been filled with antique wedding items, including a silver serving tray, wedding gowns, ornate wedding certificates, tiaras and pearls, and photos.

Between the two bay windows are the new, long-awaited railings.

At the society's business meeting June 11, they also discussed repairs made to the turret, which was leaking water, and continue to have concerns about the hail-damaged awnings.

The sale of memorial flowers afforded the society more than $2,000 profit.

Although few visitors have stopped by the genealogy library in person, several phone calls and e-mails have been fielded by volunteers.

New donations include a unique steamer trunk with drawers and hidden compartments and a collection of documents and photos from a World War II veteran's family. Volunteer James Albin emphasized the library is interested in any donations related to veterans, when a family does not have a place for the items.

The museum has had a few guests and is in need of volunteers to keep it open on Sunday afternoons. Hundreds of school children from California and Clarksburg elementary schools visited last month. Volunteer Beth Jungmeyer noted the museum can be made available to other area schools for Missouri history lessons throughout the year.

The historic society meeting room will be open as a stop on the California Progress Inc. Art Crawl June 23 and so will the first floor of the museum.

Christine Boston, professor of anthropology at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, has been invited to display artifacts from the Carter Don Carlos pioneer homestead, along with information about the family and its early influence on the county, during the Ham and Turkey Festival.