Historium plans its first Native American Day
The Ozark County Historium will host its first Native American Day, offering a variety of activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. The event will include three presentations: Carol Bell Silvey of West Plains, a former instructor at Missouri State University-West Plains, will begin with a historical perspective, giving an overview of all the major groups in America and then focusing on the removal of the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears.
Vincent Anderson, archivist with the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Mountain Home, Arkansas, will discuss opportunities for individuals to research their roots and will bring along valuable research materials available at the library, including the important Daues Roll books.
Jim Decker, retired teacher from West Plains, and Pam Dale of Tecumseh will discuss searching for artifacts. Decker will also share some of his most unusual and interesting finds from decades of looking. Visitors will also have the opportuhity to share their own collections and to ask questions.
This event is free and open to everyone. Event organizers would like to particularly encourage county teachers to take advantage of this unique opportunity and bring school groups for this educational event.
There will be a break at noon for lunch; attendees may bring a sack lunch or buy it locally. The Historium is located on the west side of the town square in Gainesville. For more information, call the Historium at 679-2400 or Susan Ault at 679-4253, or contact Janet Taber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-543-4308.