Volume 9 , Number 5 , Fall 1986
The staff of the Ralph Foster Museum is proud of a new exhibit, "The History of the Ozarks in the Twentieth Century," which opened in connection with National Museum Day, May 18, 1986. The exhibit, which occupies the center section of the third floor, is the first stage of a three-part exhibit featuring the history of the Ozarks. The other two stages are planned for completion within the next six years. Especially interesting about the exhibit is the contemporary use of photographs and artifacts to depict a concept. This is a technique being used by many museums throughout the country.
This first phase of the exhibit emphasizes the history of the Ozarks in the twentieth century, as well as the history of The School of the Ozarks, with a section devoted to alumni of the school. Featured in the exhibit are such people as Harold Bell Wright, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Mary Herschend, Mary Trimble, and Rose ONeill, as well as early administrators of The School of the Ozarks, and the Rev. James Forsythe, who concieved the idea of a school for the children of the Ozarks plateau. Also included are reproductions of the offices of Dr. R.M. Good, Dr. M. Graham Clark, and Ralph Foster. The second stage of the three-part exhibit is expected to be started a year from this winter.
The public is cordially invited to visit the Ralph Foster Museum and enjoy this new exhibit.
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