Roy & Nora Slusher

Roy & Nora Slusher

The Roy W. Slusher Foundation will unveil “Taney County—Its People & Its Places,” a permanent exhibit at the White River Valley Historical Society on Thursday, March 27th, at 10 a.m. The grand opening events, free and open to all, will include music by an ensemble from Bradleyville School, refreshments, award of a special plaque to Slusher Foundation board member Charles Fuller and the first public viewing of the many facets of this original display, designed by Brett Franklin of Quality Trim & Sign, Springfield. Following the grand opening, there will be an open house at the Society for the remainder of the day.

David Lewis

David Lewis

“Taney County—Its People & Its Places,” honors the efforts of Roy and Nora Slusher, David Lewis, and Dr. Mary King Long to improve life in the Taney County community, as well as throughout the world. The exhibit is the culmination of a long-time dream of the Slusher Foundation board members to honor these individuals, and was provided to the WRVHS by the Roy W. Slusher Foundation, David Lewis Trust, and Dr. Mary King Long Scholarship Fund.

“We’re honored and very, very pleased to have this beautiful display become a permanent part of our museum here in Forsyth,” stated Leslie Wyman, WRVHS Managing Director.

Dr. Mary King Long

Dr. Mary King Long

“Dr. Mary, David Lewis, and the Slushers have made such a difference to so many individuals and organizations in our county, and their various funds, trusts, and foundations continue with this mission to this day. As I’ve viewed the various film productions in the exhibit, I’ve been completely amazed at everything these four people have done for our community over the years!”