Tag Archives: history

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,” […]

‘Evening at the Museum’ to Offer Unique Look at Local History

The Downing House Museum Complex, as part of the Scotland County Historical Society, recently received a $2,000 grant from the US Bank Corporation. The grant is also being used to purchase props, supplies and costumes to host a fall event at the location at 311 South Main Street in Memphis, Missouri – “EVENING AT THE […]

SCR-I Students Continue Strong Showing in Advance Placement Course

The College Board released the results of the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) exams last week and Scotland County R-I continues to note significant growth and improvement.  SCR-I offers AP Calculus and AP Statistics taught by Kim McCluskey, AP Physics and AP Chemistry taught by Terri Slaughter, and AP United States History taught by Kody McCluskey. […]

Gorin High School Years

by Verlee Chambers Dauma I graduated from the eighth  grade at Cedar Grove School about four miles north west of Gorin in 1935. I was  13 years old. In order to get our graduation certificates we needed to go to graduation services in Memphis. The roads were very muddy and we could not go, so  […]

One-Room Schools

Dear Editor, In regards to our suggestion in last week’s paper regarding the county’s one-room schools: Lest someone misunderstand, our suggestion is  for one among the living who attended one of the  historic one-room schools  in Scotland County, or a descendant of a student, gather the information as to location, ones yet living, etc. and submit it to […]