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Items, Photos Requested for Museum Exhibits

Photo courtesy Paschke-Everett Family collection - The old town of Forsyth, located where Shadow Rock Park is now, is the scene of this unique photograph of a man and pig standing near the square. This picture is one of many currently on display as part of the White River Valley Historical Society's "Agricultural Roots" exhibit.

FORSYTH, Mo. ––  Final plans for 2012 original exhibits at the White River Valley Historical Society (“WRVHS”) and the Branson Centennial Museum are currently underway, according to WRVHS Managing Director Leslie Wyman.

“While we have a large number of photos and objects in our collections for the remainder of this year’s exhibits, there are some gaps we’d like to fill with items from the community”, stated Wyman.  “In addition, we’re always interested in seeing what might be available for us to borrow, even if not on our ‘wish list’ during planning sessions.”

An item particularly needed is a jon boat for the upcoming Branson Centennial “Fire and Water” exhibit, scheduled to open in late July.  The next WRVHS display, scheduled for late August, will be “Forgotten Towns”, and the exhibit committee is interested in any information and photos regarding Taney County towns and communities no longer in existence.  Later exhibits will focus on schools, businesses, and military conflicts – loans of photos and objects for any of these are welcomed.

“Anyone with items to lend is requested to contact us as soon as possible, in order to give committee members time to incorporate them into exhibit plans,” Wyman said.  “We can also scan original photos while you wait, and return them to you immediately.”  Arrangements can be made by calling the WRVHS at 417-546-2210, or emailing

The Branson Centennial Museum’s current exhibit on the “Roots of Tourism” runs through the end of July at 101 Veteran’s Blvd (corner of Business 65 and W. Hwy 76) in Branson.  Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with no admission charge.

White River Valley Historical Society is located at 297 Main Street, in Forsyth, across from the Judicial Facility.  Regular operating hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, with no admission charge.  The “Agricultural Roots” is on display through mid-August.