Museum to celebrate first anniversary

Thursday, October 2, 2008

On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Barry County Museum in Cassville will celebrate its first anniversary. The special event will run from 9 a.m. to noon and feature several different activities, including two book signings.

Narrators featured in "Lifetime of Memories: Voices of Barry County, Volume 4" will be on hand to sign the latest installment in the series. The oral histories of C.E. Atwell, R.G. Fisher, Opal Santee, Wilma Cantwell, Eva Holder and James Woods are included in the fourth volume.

In addition, Margaret Montgomery will be present at the anniversary celebration to sign copies of her book, "My Heart Returns to Home." Montgomery's novel is based on her childhood in Barry County and her experiences teaching at Black Schoolhouse from 1946 to 1947.

The one-room schoolhouse where Montgomery taught was moved to the museum campus and recently restored. Tours of the Black Schoolhouse will be given throughout the day on Oct. 11.

Everyone who attends the first anniversary celebration will receive a free copy of the 1953 Cassville telephone directory.

The museum is located on Highway 112 south of Cassville. For more information, call 847-1640.

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