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Historical Society Meeting: Passing the Gavel, More Great Programs and Service Ahead
Incoming Historical Society President Bob Turner (L) receives a gavel from 3 term President Ruth McConnell.

Historical Society Meeting: Passing the Gavel, More Great Programs and Service Ahead

The South Sebastian County Historical Society carried on a Greenwood tradition as the gavel was passed from three term President Ruth McConnell to incoming President Bob Turner at the annual bean dinner held at each January meeting. The Society heralded the accomplishments of the last administration. In all, it is agreed that the fiftieth year of service to the community was a great one. In 2013, the community again saw history come to life with historical interpretation, “Buried Treasure” and “You Can Never Go Home Again,” the award winning presentation about Chaffee. The Society participated in “Freedomfest 2013” and other highly visible public events.

Historical Society Officers for 2014 (L-R) President Bob Turner; Vice-President Donna Goldstein; Recording Secretary Elysa Turner; Curator Sue Lewis; Corresponding Secretary Joicie Gilbreath.

Historical Society Officers for 2014 (L-R) President Bob Turner; Vice-President Donna Goldstein; Recording Secretary Elysa Turner; Curator Sue Lewis; Corresponding Secretary Joicie Gilbreath.

As the Society heads into another year of service to the community, events and excellent programs are scheduled. The Society will partner with Boy Scouts this year to clean more abandoned cemeteries and increase its role in the development of the community and the preservation of its history.

The next meeting of the South Sebastian County Historical Society will be February 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Farmers Bank at which the program will include Greenwood’s own Cody Faber. He is the Park Ranger and VIP Coordinator at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. He will discuss the American frontier experience exemplified by Daniel Boone and his contemporaries and the importance of their hunting, trapping and fishing with regards to the development of early Arkansas and her settlers before statehood.

As with all monthly meetings of the Society, visitors are welcome and refreshments will be served.

 

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