With a large building, the Christian County Museum has a lot of upkeep and maintenance, as well as long-term projects. One of our goals is to repair the tuckpointing on the historic Community Building, now home of the museum for the last 3 years. The gorgeous giraffe-rock structure was originally built in 1934 as a WPA project, and new tuckpointing (the mortar lines surrounding each rock) will restore it to its original beauty and help with exterior integrity of the building.
In addition to this, some of the ornamental "worm course mortar" (the raised, rounded mortar), which is typical of Depression-era slab rock buildings, is also in need of repair. This building is part of the Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
The Christian County Museum and Historical Society has been working to preserve the history of our area since 1975, and steadily expanding its collections ever since. To see some of our more recent projects, visit our Facebook page. You can also email us for questions about our organization, membership and more.
Thank you so much!!
I cannot thank you all enough for your support of the Christian County Museum and Historical Society during Give Ozarks Day yesterday. We appreciate you so much, and we hope you'll watch our continued growth, either at the museum itself or keeping up with us online!
If you are not already a member and are interested in joining the Historical Society, or if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ChristianCoHistorical).
Thank you again!
President, Christian County Historical Society