This blog has been created so the people who call McDonald County, Missouri, their home, both now and in the past, can document, and share our County's rich history. Welcome Home!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thank You Missouri Humanities Council!

The Society was very pleased to receive a grant in the amount of $2,500 from the Council in January, 2013. The MHC was then quite generous when the Society was awarded another $4,500 to help with the purchase of electronics to further the Museum's displays. Thank You! It will go a long way to help get the displays ready for the Museum!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Framed Print, Local Artist Doug Hall

The Historical Society is currently selling Raffle Tickets for this beautiful 36 x 48, framed limited edition print by local artist, Doug Hall. Doug's studio is in Pineville, Missouri. The drawing will be held May 27, at 4:00 p.m. in Pineville and will be the last event to wrap up the Grand Opening Gala for the Historic Courthouse Museum! Raffle Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20... You NEED NOT be present to win! You do need to visit our Website to download the tickets and follow the simple steps to enter the raffle.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Closing Out 2012

The Blog has gone wanting for updates during 2012. For this I personally apologize. I will do better during 2013. Still, we have all been as busy as little bees getting everything accomplished. 

You can visit our website at or you can check us out on Facebook at McDonald County Historical Society! There is another Facebook page called the Museum, but it is not maintained by any active members and only has old posts. Please redirect your bookmarks to our new page!

During 2012 we accomplished so much!
We updated and published our Quarterly Newsletters, Heritage and History on time
We successfully reached our goal of 100 members
We are on track in compiling a pictorial history
We are on track with our renovation of the Courthouse
We have successfully raised all funding for our project through private donation

Stay with us to see what is accomplished during 2013!

Christmas in the Historic Courthouse

We All Enjoyed a Terrific Day!

Leaving 2012 With a Bang!

The Society was contacted by the staff of our U.S. Senator, Roy Blunt. With only days to prepare, we were requested to open the Historic Courthouse Doors for a personal tour by the Senator! We hurriedly made phone calls and were all flitting here and yon in search of coffee and donuts, brooms and dustpans, and the like. We thought we had some downtime after the Christmas Party and Contractor Bill was installing the doors on the east side. Our floors were set to be going down too. Nonetheless, it was exciting to get to meet Senator Blunt, shake his hand, and share our progress with him!