Volume 3, Number 9
The President's Message
The White River Valley Historical Society came into being because the members
wanted to learn more about the history of the immediate area in which they live.
They recognized that our past influenced or more probably made our today and that
our today will influence the tomorrow. Too, most just enjoyed knowing about the
As one facet of its work the Historical Society records history. That means it must record the history of the far past, for so much of the history of the Ozarks has never been published, much not recorded except by word of mouth.
This year we want to more systematically gather and publish more history. As the president of the society, I want to meet with you, discuss what we have done, and plan how we may do more. We will start with a meeting of the Board of Directors and Officers Sunday, November 30, with a dinner at 12 o'clock noon as my guests in the college dining room.
I will ask Mrs. Anderson of Ozark to tell us about the facts of history of Christian County that are not, but might be recorded, and how she and other members of the society in that county may go about gathering this material.
I will ask the member of the board from each county to make a like report; each to use seven minutes. Afterwards we will discuss ideas and methods and plan for a meeting of the whole membership of the society.
With the best of wishes for a profitable and happy year for the society, I am,
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