Its nearly time one of the old and favorite summertime fund-raisers for the Arnold Historical Society & Museum
Annual Car Show
Join us at Arnold City Park (map)
(Jeffco/Hwy 61–Bradley Beach Road)
Under the trees
Sat. August 16, 2014
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Car Entry Fee $15.00
Registration from 9-12 noon (flyer)
Judging begins as cars are ready (no classes)
Top 30 cars receive trophies–Awards at 3 p.m.
Dash plaques for the first 100 cars
Participants select car for Best of Show trophy
Fire Chief selects car for Chief’s Choice trophy
BBQ Kenrick’s Meats — Grill donated by Arnold Stove & Fireplace
Call 636-375-1106 if you have questions
The AHS is a 501c3 organization supported by member dues and donations. Consider becoming a member today!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Riverside Golf Course, Fenton, MO
1210 Larkin-Williams Road
Golf check in begins 8 a.m. * Tee-off at 9 a.m. * BBQ Picnic Noon
Catering by Kenrick’s: Pork Steaks and Smoked Chicken Quarters
Not a golfer? Join us for the BBQ!
Click here to see the entire flyer.
Claire Marks, Associate Historian at the State Historical Society of Missouri, will present an exciting statewide project that tells the stories of 156,000 Missourians on the battlefield, factories and farms from the world’s first global conflict from 1914-1918. Claire’s presentation will be Monday, May 5, at the Arnold Historical Society Museum, 1723 Jeffco Blvd beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to the free program.
When the State project is completed, the collaborative project will feature a single, digital collection of documents, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia illustrating the effect that WWI had on Missouri and the impact of Missourians’ contribution to the war effort. A small sample of what will be available can be explored at www.missourioverthere.org.
As the project develops, a blog on that site will feature regular posts on Missouri’s World War I history, fascinating collections and programs planned throughout the State. It will also offer families the opportunity to share topics and private collections.
Locally, a second phase of the WWI project will be held at the Museum on Sat. May 17 from noon – 4 p.m. People are invited to bring in their artifacts from WWI and photos will be taken to document each item. Old photos from that time frame are also welcome and will be scanned and returned to the family.
The VFW Post 2593 in Arnold donated their WWI artifacts to the Arnold Historical Society about seven years ago when they moved to their new location on Church Road. The Post, Becker-Meyer-Becker, was named for three local men who lost their lives as part of the Great War: John Adam Becker, son of Adam and Clara (Kessler) Becker and Charley F. Becker, son of Hubert and Anna (Konert) Becker. These two men are buried next to each other in Immaculate Conception cemetery. Research continues as Post members look for documents to identify the Meyer that died in WWI.
Due to the weather, we needed to move the Open House to next weekend.
Christmas Open House will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and again on Sun. Dec. 15 from 1- 4 p.m. We’ll be serving wassail, Christmas cookies and coffee.
Tour the museum and check out all of the historic ornaments and decorations. We will have two trees, and our oldest ornament is from the 1940′s.
We hope to see you at the museum!
Thanks to Christopher Abele, Jr, the AHS Museum is getting a face lift and some added ‘curb appeal’. Christopher is working on his Eagle Scout project. He and several friends were at the museum this weekend working on our hillside to strengthen the hill, create a retaining wall, and make a prettier spot for flowers and bushes.
AHS Christoper Abele Eagle Scout Project… and his team
After Christopher is done with the hard part, we will still want to fill in with bulbs, perennials, and some evergreen bushes. If you’d like to donate toward the new hillside landscaping project, please make checks payable to the AHS, and indicate ‘Eagle Scout Landscaping Project’ on the memo (and we always love cash, too).
Christopher and Team having fun!
We love to see teens and adults enhancing the history and beauty of the museum. If you have an idea for a project, contact Bernie Wilde to discuss it. We have so many more ideas for improvements than we have funding or volunteer labor, so we LOVE ideas, donations, and volunteers! Be a part of our mission to Preserve and Share Arnold’s Long & Rich History through your local museum.
- AHS Hillside in Transition
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