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Annual Meeting & Program

 

Guest Speaker TBD
October 8, 2017     ||     2:00pm     ||     Bushwhacker Museum, 212 W. Walnut St, Nevada, MO

The Vernon County Historical Quarterly Program will take place on Sunday, October 8th at 2:00pm in the Bushwhacker Museum. The guest speaker is Missouri Highway Patrol trooper and historian Terry Bible. He will talk about the 1933 shoot-out in Joplin between law enforcement and the Barrow gang of Bonnie & Clyde.

Historic Deepwood Cemetery Tour
Bushwhacker Museum

October 20-21,  2017     ||    Evening  ||     Deepwood Cemetery , South Washington Street, Nevada, MO

Walking tours of historic Deepwood Cemetery in Nevada will take place Friday & Saturday evenings, October 20th & 21st. Tours will take place every 15 minutes starting at 5:30pm on Friday and 4:00pm on Saturday. The last tour begins at 7:00pm. Actors will bring back to life a dozen historic figures from Vernon County’s past. Tickets are $8.00/ person and should be purchased in advance at the Bushwhacker Museum or the Nevada/ Vernon County Chamber of Commerce. Shuttle parking will be available in the parking lot of the First Christian Church on the corner of Austin & Cedar Streets. Shuttle buses will leave 10 minutes prior to the start of each tour. The event is co-sponsored by the Vernon County Historical Society and the Community Council on the Performing Arts.