Tag Archives: Ella Ewing

Downing House Museum Hosts 3rd Annual Evening at the Museum – A Candlelit Tour of the Past

The 3rd annual “Evening at the Museum – a Candlelit Tour of the Past” was held on October 19 and 20th at the Downing House Museum complex in Memphis. Local actors from the Memphis Community Players volunteered their time and talent to portray historical figures by narrating life stories to groups of patrons as they […]

Downing House Museum Complex Set to Reopen May 1st

The Downing House Museum complex is getting ready to reopen for the 2018 season on May 1, 2018. The facilities will be open each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through September from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with volunteers available to provide guided tours to visitors. “We also try to accommodate visitors on other days by appointment,” […]

Downing House Hosts ‘Candlelight Tour of the Past’

The Downing House Museum Complex hosted “A Candlelight Tour of the Past” made possible in part with a US Bank grant on October 13 & 14, 2017. Patrons were given a glimpse of the past by listening to portrayals of historical figures from the community.  Patrons heard from a Memphis Town Leader from the 1800s– […]

Scotland County Standing Tall at Missouri State Museum

Scotland County likely will continue to stand tall at the Missouri State Museum. A big piece, literally, of local history will remain with the state historic site if no heirs of the original donor, D. L. Buford, claim the property, which is related to one of the tallest women in the world, Ella Ewing. The […]

Ella Ewing Among 13 Missouri Legends Explored in New Book 

An October release is scheduled for Myths and Mysteries of Missouri, the latest (and only a little alliterative) addition to the Globe Pequot Press series of strange, surprising, and sometimes unsettling stories from these United States. National Newspaper award winning author Josh Young, who has penned three editions of Missouri Curiosities for the same publisher, […]