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July 2017: Newsletter 3 Volume XXXVII

Posted by Jason W on July 8, 2017 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A Letter From Our President

Rob Powell

POLITICS

 

Breaking with the adage “never discuss religion or politics in public”, I’m going to write a few words about the current political condition (you know I have already broken the above religion ‘rule’ if you read the 1/2017 Newsletter).

 

Our leaders are changing the course of our institutions! Financiers have taken over our hard-earned ...

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April 2017: Newsletter 2 Volume XXXVII

Posted by Jason W on April 23, 2017 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A Letter From Our President

Rob Powell

 

Did Your Ancestors Have Slaves?

 

Did your ancestors have slaves?

Why do you see so many Confederate flags around here?

Do you feel a ‘tinge of history’ every time you drive into Kansas?

Was William Quantrill a terrorist, an outlaw, a local hero?

 

To be honest, I did not consider any of these questions until I returned to Belton 3 years ago,...

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January 2017: Newsletter 1 Volume XXXVII

Posted by Jason W on January 6, 2017 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A Letter From Our President

Rob Powell

Merry Christmas!

 

Over the years, it has been deemed ‘politically incorrect’ to wish friends of other faiths and strangers a ‘Merry Christmas’. More ‘appropriate’ greetings are ‘Happy Holidays’ and ‘Seasons Greetings’. However, at the risk of being insensitive, I believe all persons should feel ...

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October 2016: Newsletter 4 Volume XXXVI

Posted by Jason W on October 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A Letter From Our President

Rob Powell

 

As you know, the Belton Historical Society is not the only non-profit organization in Belton. In fact, you can go to the online page of the Missouri Secretary of State and look up any business in Belton and check their non-profit status.

 

Several non-profits in town have a saying, “It’s all about the money”, meaning that wit...

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Historic Log Cabin Holds More History than First Realized

Posted by Jason W on July 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Log Cabin Will Find New Home in Belton’s Memorial Park

By Laurie Bassett-Edmonds

The Civil War brought unprecedented violence and terror to the Missouri/Kansas State Line.

 

What started out as a North vs. South, free vs. slave issue, took a much more personal turn in Cass County and surrounding areas, leading to some angst that is still evidenced today in a Kansas vs. Missouri mentality a century and a half later.

 

It is impossible to ...

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July 2016: Newsletter 3 Volume XXXVI

Posted by Jason W on July 2, 2016 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A Letter From Our President

Rob Powell

 

I am a chemical engineer who never expected to embrace history. History classes at Belton High (for me) were times to catch up on algebra homework or ogle girls. However, after a year on the Belton Historical Society's board and a few months as President, I am drowning in history - and loving it! The history in this part of the country is truly unique, and B...

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April 2016: Newsletter 2 Volume XXXVI

Posted by Jason W on April 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

      Welcome to the 20th Century!  That's right, the Belton Museum is the updating to 1990's technology - computerizing our acquisition process, entering our collections into an Access database, installing Internet service and a new Dell computer, and, most importantly, relying on the current skills of our volunteers.  We'll be in the 21st Century in no time!


      All of the changes listed above (except for our vo...

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New Leadership for 2016

Posted by Jason W on January 21, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The following article was printed in the North Cass Herald newspaper on January 21:


The new officers and Board of Directors of the Belton Historical Society met in January and honored past President, Norma Nelson, for her seven years as President of the Society. Newly elected President, Robert Powell of Belton presented her with an engraved gavel in gratitude.


The next meeting of the General Membership of the Belton Historical Society is on Sunday, J...

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January 2016: Newsletter 1 Volume XXXVI

Posted by Jason W on January 1, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

      Happy New Year!  This is not only the first newsletter of the year, but the first article by the new president of the Society.

      It is my privilege to give a warm and sincere THANK YOU to Norma Nelson for her leadership over the last several years.  She was gracious to accept extra terms as president, and over the years she has maintained the high standards of preservation set up by the original Society board.  S...

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