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50th Anniversary of the Clay County Historical Society

“Restoration 1894”, June 27, 2015. Liberty, MO

On June 27, 2015, the Clay County Museum and Historical Society will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clay County Historical Museum by hosting “50 Years on the Square (1965 – 2015)” at Liberty’s new event center, “Restoration 1894”, 1 E. Kansas St., on Liberty Square.
The event will include a banquet, programs on the history of the “Restoration 1894” building presented by Chris Harris, and “Pioneering in Missouri”, a collection of historic photographs compiled in1916 by Ethel Massie Withers, founder of the Clay County Historical Society. Mrs. Withers will be portrayed by Barbara Hughes. Other event activities include a silent auction, a virtual tour of the Clay County Historical museum, special exhibits, and music by the Willow Creek Bluegrass Band.
The event is open to the public and all are invited! Tickets are now on sale for $35. Reservations should be made by June 20, 2015, by contacting Vivie Tison at 816-628-5032 or VTISON@aol.com, or by stopping by the Clay County Historical Museum, 14 N. Main St., Liberty, Missouri, during business hours, Monday thru Friday, 1 – 4 pm., and Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm.

Contact:
Jana Jessee Becker
Clay County Museum and Historical Society, President
Info@claycountymuseum.org
Ph: 816-792-2854 or 816-260-8085

Raffle

To benefit the Clay County Museum & Historical Society (CCM&HS), the item below is being raffled for $10 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased at the Clay County Museum, 14 N. Main St., Liberty, Missouri, during business hours, Monday through Friday, 1 - 4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Drawing will take place at the CCM&HS annual picnic, this Fall, at Mt. Gilead Church and School Historic Site Winner need not be present to win.


First day of issue as framed

The stamp

Autographed by artist Thomas Hart Benton, this framed (9"x10") "First Day of Issue" stamp , dated May 8, 1971, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Missouri (1821-1971). The stamp is the center portion of the Truman Presidential Library mural, "Independence and the Opening of the West".

 
 
         

Check out our new Museum sign above!!
Thanks to all who contributed!