Webb City Historical Society

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


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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 [email protected]

Ice Cream Social a Success

Posted by Monica Vaughn on June 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Webb City Historical Society held an Ice Cream Social and membership drive, hosted by Bob and Frances Nichols, on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Over 50 people were in attendance.  Rob Pommert entertained on Guitar, and Tom and Mary Hamsher lead tours through the Minerva Candy Store that is currently under renovations. More photos of the event are posted in the photo tab above.

Membership Drive and Social Event

Posted by Monica Vaughn on June 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Historical Society will hold an Ice Cream Social and Membership Drive event on Sunday, June 24 at 7:00pm.

The public is welcome to visit the Courtyard at the Middlewest Building, 1 Main Street, for ice cream, lemonade and  visiting with members of the Webb  City Historical Society. There will be music and maybe an activity. 

Membership is $10 per individual and $15 per family.

This event is free.

For more information, please call Monica Vaughn at 417-673-0220.

See you there.

Revitalization of a Downtown Landmark

Posted by Monica Vaughn on January 27, 2012 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out this story about the Minerva Candy Company and the efforts to restore it to usefulness.




New Board Members Chosen

Posted by Monica Vaughn on January 24, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

At the Annual Meeting held January 24, 2012, the following were chosen as members of the Webb City Historical Society Board of Directors for 2012-2013.

President-  Monica Vaughn

President Elect- OPEN

Vice-President- Marti Pittman

Treasurer- Donna Krudwig

Secretary- Lisa Sweet

Members at Large continuing:  Jennifer James, Julie Riley, Eileen Nichols (Past President)

Elected to new terms: Karen Oheim (2 years), Janet Stults (2 years), Bob Stults (2 years), Carolyn McGowan (1 year)

Leaving the Board with our Thanks- Bob Nichols

Annual Historical Society Membership Meeting Scheduled

Posted by Monica Vaughn on December 16, 2011 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Annual Meeting of the Webb City Historical Society has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 5:30pm.  The meeting will take place at the Clubhouse and the agenda will include election of club officers for 2012-2013.

Membership dues are also payable NOW.

Please send your dues to 1 Main Street, Webb City, MO 64870.

Family Civil War Stories

Posted by Monica Vaughn on December 16, 2011 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Jennifer James shared stories of Slavery and Murder during the Civil War in Webb City.

Walter James shared a personal narrative from his family during the Civil War era.

Myrna and Glenn Dolence study parts of the Civil War exhibit.



Divided Loyalties: The Civil War in Missouri- exhibit at the Webb City Library