Meetings are 3rd Sunday at 2pm at 209 E Main, Union MO, unless otherwise noted on our Facebook page. If you would like to check out a meeting and see about becoming a member, we invite you to attend.
Next Meeting: June 13th 2pm.. Elections! Followed by a viewing of the Green Book documentary.
June 6th: Car Show Day. We will be open 12-4 with our own version of a car show in the air conditioned building. We will have gift bags for the kids, while supplies last, a digital car show with photos and ads from decades gone by, our windows will be filled with car related items.
2021 History Fair: October 24th, pending COVID restrictions
May 16th we had Dennis Eilers speaking on the Clearview neighborhood
April 18th, Wayne Winchester speaker after meeting.
April 24th: Book Signing with Dr Ken Johnson, Moonlight Serandeto City Lights: Rare Images of Bands and Orchestras from the Dance Hall Era in Missouri. Live Music by Roy "Buz" Ritchey.
Kara and Jenny will be at ECC for the Bicentennial Opening Ceremony March 9th at 2pm.
June 2nd is Bicentennial event on the Courthouse Square starting at 1130am.
2018 Past Events
Sept 15th We have a Whiskey Tasting fundraiser
Sept 28th and 29th Indoor Flea Market at 209 E Main St. Tables available $20. Contact Kara at 636.583.2421 to reserve space. First come, first serve. You do not need to be Society Member to get a table.
Sept 22nd is the Berger Bicentennial at Berger City Park and the Franklin County Bicentennial Committee is having an event at Newport Church.
We are planning to have a couple tours of great places this fall. Stay tuned!
Annual History Fair October 14th is in the works!!
The fair will be held on OCTOBER 14th from 1-4pm at the County Seat Senior Center in Union at 1329 Union Ave, off Independence. Our Silent Auction will be held there and on the Facebook page this year!
We have some new vendors this year: St. Louis vintage bicycle group, Gateway Coasters, will be there. The Franklin County Bicentennial group is also planning to attend. Many more great people to announce soon!
If you have a business, organization, or a suggestion for one you would like to see at the fair, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line Fair Vendor.
Dec 9th Christmas luncheon honoring the Korean War Veterans
Sept 11th 6:30pm Jennifer Crider of Gray Summit will do a presentation on the healing powers of stones, herbs, and more. Visit her page for The Witchery on Facebook!
Oct 21st 9am Tour of Boone Township with Glen Blesi. Tour to include Old Argo Presbyterian Church, Spring Bluff, and Elmont. If you would like to attend, please call Carole Howell at 636-583-3247. We will do a Bring Your Own Lunch at the church. It is going to be a good day!
Aug 14th 6:30pm
Monthly meeting will be held at the old courthouse in Union on the 3rd floor. Guest speaker will be former Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke (Ret.). This is not the same talk he recently gave at ECC. This is a free event and open to the public. RSVP here, but not required.
July 12, 2017 We participated in the Franklin County Youth Fair Parade! Did you see us?
March 12, 2017: Jeffriesberg Presentation
Suzanne Paulter has deep roots in Jeffriesburg and will share photos and stories along with the history of the community. The presentation is not just about Jeffriesburg but includes why many Greman people left Germany,how they came, why they settled in this area and how early communities developed. Details will also be shared of the local impact of the Civil War ,the area churches,schools,stores, post office, blacksmith , shops, railroad and tornado
April 8th- Book Signing with Sandy Becker-Gurnow
April 22nd- Book Signing with Ed Gelhert