Historic Cemeteries 

Tour on 6/26/22

Come join the Greene County Historical Society for an evening tour of Springfield, Missouri's historic Hazelwood and Temple Israel cemeteries.

Meet in person on the sidewalk at the front entrance to Hazelwood on Seminole at 6 p.m. Sunday June 26th. We will tour both cemeteries on foot so wear comfortable walking shoes.

Your guides will be Greene County Historical Society board members Mara Cohen Ioannides, Erin Smither Bates, and John Schmalzbauer.

The tour will focus on:
-Notable people interred in the two cemeteries
-Cemetery history and customs
-Burial customs

Sign up for this free tour by sending an email to gcmohs@gmail.com, the email account of the Greene County Historical Society. Another way to sign up is to click "Going" on our Facebook page:  
https://www.facebook.com/events/374699414724127/?ref=newsfeed

Parking: Park inside Hazelwood Cemetery (spread out and don't block major arteries) and walk to sidewalk at Seminole entrance, where we will meet at 6 p.m.

We will conclude around 8 p.m. because Hazelwood closes at sunset (8:37 p.m. on June 26th).

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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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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.