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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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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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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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October 2015: Newsletter 4 Volume XXXV

Posted by Jason W on November 1, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone out there!

You might say this letter is my Swan Song; your next newsletter will be from a new President. I want all you to know how very honored I am to have served as your President these some 7 years. I feel as though we have accomplished much and it couldn’t have been done without all the support from every-one in the Society. Thank you so very much.

We are co-hosting with BCPI for First Friday Coffee for the Chamber of Commerce of Belton on December 4th. I...

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July 2015: Newsletter 3 Volume XXXV

Posted by Jason W on July 1, 2015 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi to everyone out there
     As I write this note to all of you, Summer has settled in.  Hot and Humid!  Oh well, I am not complaining after the winter we had.  This is Missouri!  The Museum is rather slow.  There are a few visitors trickling in and our faithful Docents are there.  Thank you for your faithfulness.  Community days have come and gone.  There was the Parade with all of the floats, th Belton High School Marching Ban...

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April 2015: Newsletter 2 Volume XXXV

Posted by Jason W on April 1, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)


BELTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.

P. O. Box 1144, Belton, MO 64012

816-331-1905

www.beltonhistoricalsociety.org

 

Newsletter 2 Volume XXXV April 2015

Greetings Everyone! SPRING has SPRUNG ! What a great time of the year. There are signs of new life, little birds are building their nests and you realize that the dark clouds of winter will soon be behind us, HURRAH. The city of Belton had their yearly ST. Patrick's day parade with all of the fl...

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