Tag Archives: Scotland County Historical Society

Historical Figures to Great Guests at Evening at the Museum

Ready to take an evening stroll? The Downing House Museum is hosting an “Evening at the Museum – A Candlelit Tour of the Past”. This walking tour showcases 11 local historic costumed characters who will tell their stories by lantern and candlelight at the Downing House Museum Complex at 311 South Main Street, Memphis, Missouri […]

US Bank Grant Helping Fund Two Programs at Downing House Museum

The Downing House Museum, a part of the Scotland County Historical Society, recently received a US Bank Foundation grant for $1700 as part of Community Possible Grant Program. Community Possible is designed to embrace the diversity in our communities. Grant requests are considered without regard to race, gender, disability, religion, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation. […]

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 […]

Downing House Museum Complex Awarded $2000 US Bank Grant

This grant project, “Opening the Doors of the Past to Future Generations” focuses on an effort to provide a greater number of our community’s children aged 12 and under, the opportunity to participate in historical and cultural activities. The ultimate desired outcome is to “Open the doors of the past to our future generations” by […]

Fundraisers Planned for Future Home of Pheasant Airplane

A series of fundraisers have been planned for a local effort to construct a permanent home for the historic Pheasant Airplane. Three separate summer events have been planned by the committee to help secure funds to construct a building on the south end of the east side of the Memphis city square. Volunteers will be […]

‘Soldier in the Field’ Statue Moving April 27th

The Soldier in the Field will be moving to a new field next week. Dr. Larry Wiggins reported the historic Barnett Statue will be relocated from its current home south of Memphis, to the Downing House Museum on Thursday, April 27th. The efforts will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., rain or shine, with the process […]

Scotland County Historical Society Moving Forward With Relocation of World War 1 Memorial

The Scotland County Historical Society met on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Downing House Museum. Those present were: Laura Schenk, Joe Fulk, Willa Prather, Janet Hamilton, Elaine Forrester, Sandy Childress, Boyd Bissell, Jeanie Bissell, Rick Fischer, Teresa Fischer, Jim Cottey, Beau Triplett, Leon Trueblood, David Wiggins, Carl Trueblood, Julie Clapp, Harold […]