2021 GCHS

SUMMER MEETING

From Cuban Missiles to Cool Papa Bell

featuring

 Poet Loren Broaddus

Come hear poet and Springfield history teacher Loren Broaddus read from his 2019 book Joe DiMaggio Moves Like Liquid Light! Broaddus will also share a poem commissioned for the 173rd birthday of Pitts Chapel, the oldest African American congregation in Springfield.

 

This will be a socially distanced outdoor event, held at the Phelps Grove Park Pavilion. It will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday June 13, 2021.

 

Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!

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APPLY NOW FOR THE GCHS STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

 

The GCHS continues to support new research related to the Ozarks history and culture, offering a fellowship designed to aid graduate and undergraduate students at accredited institutions of higher learning who are conducting research on the history, development, and care of the Missouri Ozarks, with preference given to projects on Greene County specifically. Grant requests may not exceed $1000, though the GCHS reserves the right to give less than the requested amount. For more information about the fellowship or to submit an application, please follow link below.

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Authors Needed for the

Encyclopedia of Greene County History

 

The initial list of topics are now available and the Society is seeking authors with knowledge of these subjects and a willingness to create a comprehensive reference for historians, teachers, students, and others seeking to understand and appreciate the region’s heritage. No previous writing experience in necessary to author an entry, just an willingness to perform scholarly research in the primary and secondary source materials. The editorial committee for the Encyclopedia has finalized a set of guidelines to help potential authors compose informative and effective entries. Additionally, we acknowledge that the list of topics has significant gaps. We invite you to suggest topics to include in the Encyclopedia that you feel merit inclusion. You can also suggest authors (including yourself) to write the entries for these topics. If you are interested in participating in the Encyclopedia, please follow the link below.

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