Help us repair the historic Community Building!

One of the Christian County Museum's building goals is to repair the tuckpointing on the historic Community Building, now home of the museum. The gorgeous giraffe-rock structure was originally built in 1934 as a WPA project, and new tuckpointing will restore it to its original beauty and help the building's exterior integrity.

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Pledge Incentives


$10.00 Level

1 Supporter

Your gift of $10 will help us cover approximately 1 square foot of tuckpointing on the historic Community Building. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal!


$30.00 Level

2 Supporters

Your donation puts us $30 closer to our goal, and 3 square feet of tuckpointing on the historic Community Building! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.


$50.00 Level

2 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $50 closer to our goal, and 5 square feet of tuckpointing on the historic Community Building! You'll also get a shout-out on our Facebook page. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.


$100.00 Level

3 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $100 closer to our goal, with an entire 10 square feet of tuckpointing on the historic Community Building! You'll also get a shout-out on our Facebook page and a thank you in our quarterly newsletter. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

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.

Updates

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 christiancohistorical@gmail.com or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ChristianCoHistorical).

Thank you again!
Shannon Mawhiney
President, Christian County Historical Society

Supporters

  • Whitney Wiese

    Whitney Wiese (1)

  • Kory Wilcox

    Kory Wilcox (1)

  • Shannon Mawhiney

    Shannon Mawhiney (1)

  • Matt Mawhiney

    Matt Mawhiney (1)

  • Linda Mawhiney

    Linda Mawhiney (1)

  • PAUL JOHNS

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  • Katy Pattison

    Katy Pattison (1)

  • Mabel Gaye Phillips

    Mabel Gaye Phillips (1)

  • Linda Myers

    Linda Myers (1)

  • Patty Western

    Patty Western (1)

  • Jeanie Skibiski

    Jeanie Skibiski (1)

  • Mary K Robertson

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  • Joan F Bowen

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About Christian County Museum and Historical Society

The Christian County Museum in Ozark, Missouri, aims to document and preserve the history of Christian County.  It is located at 100 E. Elm St. in the renovated W.P.A. Community Building on the Ozark Square.

The purpose of the Society is to maintain a museum for the preservation of the history and culture of Christian County, Missouri; to collect, preserve and publish historical documents and information about Christian County and her people; and to conduct and support educational, civic, patriotic and informational programs relating to the history and culture of Christian County, Missouri.

Christian County Museum and Historical Society

Ozark, MO
417-581-4860
christiancohistorical@gmail.com