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Tuesday, January 1 through Tuesday, December 31
OGS 50th ANNIVERSARY  (Program)
OZARKS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will be having several programs during 2019 featuring the History of OGS. 1969 - 2019
Continue to check the website for updates and details on these various events

Saturday, October 5
Cemetery Walk  (Program)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
OGS Library and Maple Park Cemetery
Cemetery Walk through Maple Park Cemetery – Konrad Stump, local History Associate will serve as tour guide.  Those planning to attend should meet at the OGS Library so we can limit the number of cars.  Afterwards, refreshments will be available at OGS Library.

Monday, October 7
"Normal School: Its History and Legacy  (Program)
7:00 pm
The Library Center, Auditorium
Join us as Anne Baker, Head of Special Collections and Archives at MSU, talks about the earliest years of Missouri State University.  Known as Missouri State Normal School, Fourth District, when it was founded in 1905, the Normal's primary purpose was to educate future teachers.  Ms. Baker will explore the beginnings of the school, the curriculum, and of course, student life.  Read the rules for the first women's dormitory, regulating everything from riding in cars with young men (never allowed after dark!) to study habits.  See a collection of snapshots taking us back to student entertainments around 1912.  Check out the curriculum in 1906.  These items and other treasures from the University Archives will help tell the story.

Wednesday, October 16
"Do Genealogists GOOGLE?"  (Program)
10:00 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
Most of us are familiar with a basic Google search for a person, place or thing.  OGS member John Carter will delve a little deeper into those search functions, plus some ideas for searching images, maps and the like.  We will also look at Google's other applications for documents, web browsing, and organizing photos.  Join us and see how helpful Google can be for genealogists!

Monday, November 4
"Cemeteries: Rescue to Restoration"  (Program)
7:00 pm
The Library Center, Rooms A & B
OGS members and cousins Barbara Brauch and Nora Lee Faulkner come together to rescue the burial place of their great-great-great grandparents, Samuel and Catherine (McNabb) Phariss, from a farm field.  Find out how this lost piece of history was found again, and the many people who helped the process along through the years.  Then, members Fran Black and Rose Jones will walk us through the process of "Tombstone Maintenance and Restoration" featuring the historic Squibb Cemetery in Greene County.

Wednesday, November 20
Memorial Service and Honor Roll of 35 Former Members  (Program)
10:00 am to 10:30 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
We invite you to our Annual Memorial Service to honor OGS members and their families who have died during the past 12 months plus a special Honor Roll service for the 35 Charter Members who joined the Society from September 1969 to September 1970.  

Wednesday, November 20
Annual Business Meeting  (Program)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
The Library Center, Auditorium

Monday, December 2
"The History Museum on the Square: a New Approach to Springfield History"  (Program)
7:00 pm
The Library Center, Auditorium
Museum Curator, Joan Hampton-Porter will discuss how the History Museum on the Square is bringing local history into the technological age and enriching the historical knowledge of the community.  Join us as we find out more about this amazing regional history museum and expanded educational destination for Springfield and its visitors located on Route 66 on the historic Park Central Square.

Wednesday, December 18
"The Christmas Day Ice Storm of 1987: Can This Day Get Any Worse?"  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
Join Author and Storyteller Tim Ritter for an entertaining trip down memory lane to the ice storm that hit Springfield on Christmas Day in 1987.  Yes, there are relatives involved .....
Then you are invited to enjoy warm conversation and Christmas cookies as we close out our 50th Anniversary year of celebration.  To quote Gail Mitchell in "The History of OGS" -- with such a Proud Past, how can OGS have anything but a Promising Future?.