Webb City Historical Society

To collect, preserve and share the history of the Webb City, MO area.


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Life on the Tall Grass Prairie

Posted by Monica Vaughn on January 23, 2015 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

After a short Annual Membership meeting, Cyndi Cogbill of Pawpaw Patch Productions presented an informative program on "Life on the Tall Grass Prairie", depicting the life of a hardworking woman settling the prairie with her husband. To see more, click on the photo tab above.


November Program Planned

Posted by Monica Vaughn on October 31, 2014 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Webb City Historical Society Presents

“Collecting an Oral Family History”

Saturday, November 15th at 10:00 at

The Clubhouse 115 N. Madison

What Is Oral History? Oral history is the systematic collection of living people's testimony about their own experiences. Oral history depends upon human memory and the spoken word. The human life span puts boundaries on the subject matter that we collect with oral history. We can only go back one lifetime, so our limits move forward in time with each generation. Collecting oral history, we have a sense of catching and holding something valuable from the receding tide of the past.

Jeanne Sneddon, retired Carthage R-9 Teacher will be our guest speaker. Jeanne graduated from Utah State University with a degree in history. Returning to college in 1992, she obtained a degree in Secondary Education at Missouri Southern.

As an educator, teaching history at Carthage R-9 for 17 years, she assigned her students to interview a family member and conduct an oral history of the family. Many families now have a written and an audio recording of the lives of their loved ones. Every person has a story of worth for future generations. Jeanne is excited to share with you tips and steps to help you complete an oral history of YOUR family!




NEW Facebook Page

Posted by Monica Vaughn on February 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (1)

The Historical Society now has a Facebook page.  Please follow Webb City Historical Society on FB to get the latest information on upcoming events.


Annual Membership Meeting

Posted by Monica Vaughn on January 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

New Board Members were elected at the Annual Membership meeting and Jennifer James presented an interesting account of the history of the Webb City School District. She provided pictures of most of the early school buildings, and explained how each was consolidated into the present district.

Membership Meeting

Posted by Monica Vaughn on January 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

There will be an Annual Membership Meeting with Elections of Board members on Saturday, January 25, 2014.  Meeting will begin at 2:00pm at the Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison

Meeting will include snacks and a special program by Jennifer James about the history of Webb City Schools.

Open to all members. 

Membership dues are still payable, by sending dues to PO Box 1, Webb City MO 64870



Historical Society Meeting

Posted by Monica Vaughn on July 25, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

There will be a meeting of Historical Society members on Thursday July 25, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Clubhouse.


Guest Speaker

Posted by Monica Vaughn on October 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Newtonia Battlefield Preservation

Posted by Monica Vaughn on October 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Kay Hively with the Newtonia Battlefields Preservation Association speaks about the organization and their efforts to save the 2 battlefields and the Richey Mansion.

Upcoming Meeting

Posted by Monica Vaughn on August 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Webb City Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:30pm, at the Clubhouse.

Guest speaker  Kay Hively will tell about the Newtonia Battlefields Association and their efforts to perserve the sites of 2 civil war battles, as well as the Ritchie Homestead and museum. The organization commemorates 150 years this month.

Everyone is welcome.

Refreshments will be served.

There will be a short business meeting.

For more information, please contact MVaughn at mmvaughn1024@gmail.com